When Reporters Write Books — Friday, Jan. 13

We all manage to wear multiple hats when dashing between assignments and deadlines. But some of us have also managed to don the hat of book author. Join the Chicago Tribune’s Mary Wisniewski, the Chicago Sun-Times’ Maudlyne Ihejirika, Crain’s Robert Elder and author/journalist Ethan Michaeli for cocktails and conversation on their tomes.

Who: Mary Wisniewski, most recently the the author of “Algren: A Life,” Maudlyne Ihejirika, author of “Escape from Nigeria: A Memoir of Faith, Love and War,” Robert Elder, author of “Hidden Hemingway: Inside the Ernest Hemingway Archives of Oak Park,” and Ethan Michaeli, author of “The Defender: How Chicago’s Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America.”

When: Friday, Jan. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Seven Lions, 130 S. Michigan Ave. in Chicago.

How: RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1352280518153115/