I'm excited to note that Christopher Paul Curtis is giving the Zena Sutherland Lecture at the Harold Washington Library in downtown Chicago on May 1st, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. The lecture is free but you need to register in order to attend it. You can register online at the CPL website: http://www.chipublib.org/eventsprog/events/sutherland/sutherland.php
I have a feeling it's going to fill up fast, so go register!
The Newberry Library
P.S. Thanks Junko for letting me know about this!