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Jenner, Sidibe, Gay, Waters part of CHF's sessions

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Caitlyn Jenner, actress Gabourey Sidibe and author Roxane Gay are among those who will be part of the Chicago Humanities Festival's ( CHF's ) spring and summer sessions.

"Caitlyn Jenner: Secrets" will take place Sunday, April 30, 12-1 p.m., at the Art Institute of Chicago's Rubloff Auditorium, 230 S. Columbus Dr.

Also on April 30, film director John Waters will have a conversation with The Chicago Tribune's Chris Jones. This event will take place at the Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Ave., 4-5 p.m.

Beginning just two weeks after Springfest/17: Stuff ( April 28-30 ) wraps up, CHFNow's Summer programming series will kick off with Gabourey Sidibe, the star of Precious and the TV show Empire. Sidibe will be at Francis W. Parker School, 2233 W. Clark St., on Thursday, May 11, 7-8 p.m., to discuss her memoir, This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare.

On Monday, June 19, Roxane Gay returns to Chicago to discuss her gripping new memoir, Hunger. Closing out the CHFNow summer season, will be author Arundhati Roy.

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