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Author Spotlight Series: Lan Samantha Chang

$50.00 · November 30

We’re pleased to bring Lan Samantha Chang to Chicago for an evening you don’t want to miss.

Start Date

November 30

Class Times

6:00pm – 9:00pm CT

Day(s) of the Week



Fine Arts Building




StoryStudio Chicago is proud to present a new author series, featuring your favorite writers. This Author Spotlight Series, hosted in the Fine Arts Building in downtown Chicago, aims to bring authors to Chicago for a night of mingling, discussion, and interviews, accompanied by wine and cheese and a book signing to wrap up the evening.

Unlike some of our other programs where we bring in well-known authors to teach writing, the Author Spotlight Series is as much for readers as it is for writers. The presentation from the featured author will cover topics outside the craft of writing, including their obsessions, hot takes, and inspirations. The series will also feature one of StoryStudio’s faculty members sitting down with the author and asking them questions, some of their own and of course some from the audience.

Because we’re partnering with our good friends at Exile in Bookville, we’ll have the author’s books for sale throughout the night, and after the on-stage portion of the evening is concluded, the author will sign books for everyone.

Purchase Chang’s novel The Family Chao ahead of time. Books will be for sale on-site, as well.

One of Obama’s Summer 2022 Reads.
One of Literary Hub’s and The Millions’ Most Anticipated Books of 2022
A Goodreads Readers’ Most Anticipated Mystery of 2022

About Lan Samantha Chang

Lan Samantha Chang's new novel, The Family Chao, will be published in February 2022 by W.W. Norton. She has written two other novels, Inheritance and All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost. Two stories from her collection of short fiction, Hunger, have appeared in The Best American Short Stories. She is the recipient of Guggenheim and Berlin Prize Fellowships. She lives with her husband and daughter in Iowa City, Iowa.