Event Details
June 24, 2023, 1–4:30 p.m.
Event Description

Join us for our second annual Lit Stroll. This literary event brings readers together to meet and celebrate Illinois authors. 

  • Renee Rosen, USA Today bestselling author of The Social Graces along with five other historical novels including Park Avenue Summer, Windy City Blues and What the Lady Wants. Her work has been translated into more than a dozen languages. Her newest novel Fifth Avenue Glamour Girl is about the cosmetic icon, Estée Lauder.

  • Aaron Cohen, author of Move On Up: Chicago Soul Music and Black Cultural Power, Amazing Grace, and co-author of the late pianist Ramsey Lewis’ memoir, Gentleman of Jazz: A Life In Music. Cohen has been a National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar, DownBeat editor and is a two-time recipient of the Deems Taylor Award for outstanding music writing from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).   

  • Tracy Clark, author of the Cass Raines Chicago Mystery series and the Det. Harriet Foster series. A multi-nominated Anthony, Lefty, Edgar, Macavity, and Shamus Award finalist, Tracy is also the 2020 and 2022 winner of the G.P. Putnam’s Sons Sue Grafton Memorial Award. She is a member of Crime Writers of Color, Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.

Each author will be featured at a downtown Arlington Heights venue: Mago Grill & Cantina, Hey Nonny, and Arlington Ale House. Hear about their books and writing, grab a drink, enjoy complimentary appetizers, and mingle with other literary lovers as you stroll from location to location. The event will culminate in a book signing at Arlington Ale House with books available for sale courtesy of The Book Stall. 

Event Schedule

1 p.m. Tracy Clark @Mago Grill & Cantina - 115 W Campbell St. 

2 p.m. Aaron Cohen @Hey Nonny – 10 S Vail Ave. 

3:10 p.m. Renee Rosen @Arlington Ale House – 111 W Campbell St. (Metropolis elevator to 3rd floor) 

Author book signing and reception follows at Arlington Ale House  


Lit Stroll is open to adults 21 and older. Space is limited. Find full event details at ahml.info/litstroll.

Registration opens June 1.


We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request an accommodation, please call 847.392.0100, text 847.665.1491 or email us at accessibility@ahml.info

No Library Card Required

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