Wednesday, August 19, 7 pm Via Zoom The Art of Inventing Hope provides readers a chance to listen in on unprecedented conversations between Elie Wiesel (Holocaust survivor, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, acclaimed writer and educator), and award-winning Chicago Tribune reporter Howard Reich, himself the son of survivors.
During the last four years of Wiesel’s life, he and Reich met frequently and spoke often—discussing the subject that linked them: Reich’s father, Robert Reich, and Wiesel were both liberated from the Buchenwald death camp on April 11, 1945. What started as a Chicago Tribune assignment evolved to a true friendship. Wiesel said, “I’ve never done anything like this before,” and after reading the book’s final draft, he asked Reich not to change a word.
Howard Reich will be interviewed by Dr. Peter S. Wenz, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Illinois at Springfield and author of 8 books.
RSVP by Tuesday, August 18 to (217) 787-7223, ext.18 or firstname.lastname@example.org to receive Zoom link.