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Irvine Welsh: A Decent Ride
Irvine Welsh: A Decent Ride

Photo: Jeffrey Delannoy

Tuesday, March 8 | 7–8 PM
Bottom Lounge
1375 W. Lake St. | Chicago, IL | 60607
  • Members: $9
  • Public: $12
  • Students and Teachers: $5

Irvine Welsh catapulted onto the literary scene with his debut novel Trainspotting, a lurid, frenetic and hilariously squalid tale of Scottish drug addicts and other lowlifes, which came to define 1990s Britain. His interest in the language and mores of Edinburgh’s working class has continued over 13 novels and short story collections, including his latest A Decent Ride, which follows the adventures of a drug-dealing, sex-obsessed cab driver. Now based in Chicago, Welsh joins CHF to talk about his distinctive literary style and influences with Jessa Crispin, founder of

A book signing will follow this program. Order your hardcover copy of A Decent Ride at a 20% discount through the CHF box office for pickup at the program. Book buyers receive a free CHF tote bag.

This program is presented in partnership with the New York City community center 92nd Street Y's 7 Days of Genius.

Current Charter Humanists receive Red Badge access.

Tickets go on sale to CHF members on Friday, January 22 at 10 AM. Tickets open to the general public on Monday, January 25 at 10 AM.

  • In Conversation with Jessa Crispin
  • A Decent Ride
  • January 22, 2016