If you love good writing, you may already be a fan of Mary Schmich, beloved Chicago Tribune columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner. Whether you’re familiar with her or not, join National Louis University Monday evening, April 30, to hear Mary talk about writing, life, foibles, wonders and what it’s like to win the granddaddy of competitions for writers.
The event is part of NLU’s M.S. in Written Communication program’s annual Pulitzer Prize lecture series, designed to foster an appreciation for good writing.
For 25 years, Mary’s unique, warm, wise and often humorous take on our chaotic world has helped readers get through the day. Her Pulitzer Prize-winning columns and hundreds of others are collected in Even the Terrible Things Seem Beautiful to Me Now: The Best of Mary Schmich. In addition to writing three columns a week, Mary teaches yoga and co-hosts the annual songs of good cheer singalong at the Old Town School of Folk Music.
Her famous column, Wear Sunscreen, which included the advice, “Do one thing every day that scares you,” became a song and inspiration for a book. She is also well known for authoring the Brenda Starr comic strip.
This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.
Learn more about National Louis University’s M.S. in Written Communication program.