Authors come to HP

Two high-profile journalists and a renowned artist will speak in the neighborhood today and next Tuesday, Jan. 29.

Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg will discuss his new book, “You Were Never in Chicago,” at Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., at 6 p.m. His appearance is the second of The Friends of Blackstone Library’s five-part 2012-13 Despres Family Memorial Lecture Series.

Beginning at the same time this evening, video artist Lincoln Schatz — whose work is currently on display at the Smithsonian — will discuss his published collection of portraits, “The Network: Portrait Conversations,” at the Seminary Co-op, Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. Former New York Times investigative reporter Leslie Maitland will also visit the bookstore Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 6 p.m., to talk about her 2011 book, “Crossing the Borders of Time: A True Love Story of War, Exile, and Love Reclaimed,” which recounts the true tale of her Jewish mother’s doomed love for a Catholic Frenchman during World War II.

For more information about Steinberg’s appearance, visit friendsofblackstone.wordpress.com. To learn more about Schatz and Maitland’s upcoming talks, log on to semcoop.com or call 773-752-4381.