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Chicago Humanities Festival

Come to the Windy City for the Chicago Humanities Festival October 28-November 12, and stay at the nearby and affordable LaQuinta Inn & Suites in historic Hyde Park!

The Chicago Humanities Festival brings together novelists, scholars, musicians, performers, historians, theologians and poets to offer discussions, exhibits and screenings. The Chicago Humanities Festival’s credo: “Ideas excite us. They propel us to do good. To explore who we are as individuals and communities.” Add to that, it’s a heck of a lot of fun.

This year’s theme is “Belief.” Featured speakers: former Vice President Al Gore discussing his book and film “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”; former United States Ambassador to the United Nations and Pulitzer Prize winner for “A Problem from Hell,” Samantha Power; “Alexander Hamilton” author Ron Chernow discussing his new book “Ulysses S. Grant”; CNN’s Reza Aslan on his book “The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth”; NPR radio host Krista Tippet will interview journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates about his newest book “We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy.”

The Chicago Humanities Festival will be held in 10 venues in and around the Loop area. For a list of speakers, locations and tickets, go online to and follow the prompts, or call the box office at 605-8444

Make your Chicago Humanities Festival experience more enjoyable by staying at the LaQuinta Inn Suites, in Hyde Park. The hotel offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. Enjoy the free breakfast. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.