Edward McClelland - "Folktales and Legends of the Middle West"

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Edward McClelland

"America’s first superheroes lived in the Midwest. You’ll meet them all in Folktales and Legends of the Middle West by Edward McClelland, the author of the bestselling How To Speak Midwestern. You’ll also learn the shanteys of the Great Lakes sailors and the spirituals of the slaves following the North Star across the Ohio River. A book that will appeal to adults and children alike, it’s both a history of the Midwest, as told through its folklore and music, and an introduction to the region’s larger-than-life legends." - Belt Magazine

Edward McClelland discusses Folktales and Legends of the Middle West. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

At 57th Street Books

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About the book: In Folktales and Legends of the Middle West, Edward McClelland collects these stories and more. Readers will learn the sea shanties of the Great Lakes sailors and the spirituals of the slaves following the North Star across the Ohio River, and be frightened by tales of the Lake Erie Monster and Wisconsin’s dangerous Hodag. A history of the region as told through its folklore, music, and legends, this is a book every Midwestern family should own.

About the author: Edward McClelland is the author of Folktales and Legends of the Middle West and How to Speak Midwestern. A native of Lansing, Michigan, he has resided in Illinois for the past 25 years. Ted is a former Chicago Reader staff writer, and his writing has recently appeared in Belt, The New York Times, CityLab and OneIllinois

Event Location: 
57th Street Books
1301 E 57th St.
Chicago, IL 60637