Author and Pulitzer Center grantee Jeff Kelly Lowenstein discusses his experiences in Chile on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, during the Chicago launch of his book "The Chilean Chronicles."

The chronicles are a compilation of writings from Lowenstein's time as a a Fulbright Scholar at Diego Portales University in Santiago in 2013. They cover the unprecedented eruption of memory before the 40th anniversary of the coup that overthrew the democratically-elected Allende government, his experience teaching the nation’s first semester-long Data Journalism class, traveling throughout the country with his wife Dunreith, and the many people they encountered along the way.

The Pulitzer Center supported a related reporting project, "Enduring Rifts: Chile 40 Years After the Pinochet Coup", Lowenstein partnered on with his brother, photographer Jon Lowenstein. The project included a three-part series published in late 2013 in The New Yorker.

This event is sponsored by Public Narrative, the Pulitzer Center, Grand Valley State University and the Chicago Chapter of the Fulbright Association. Registration requested.


Jeff Kelly Lowenstein - Book Launch for "The Chilean Chronicles"
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
6:00 PM–8:00 PM
Public Narrative
33 E Congress Pkwy
6th Floor, Suite 610H
Chicago, IL 60605

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