Notable Chicago: 4/22–4/28

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Friday 4/22: Uncharted Books welcomes Caroline Macon. 7 p.m.

Annalise Raziq, Cameron Gearen, Kate Ingold, and Rita Pyrillis read for There’s a You I Miss at Women & Children First, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday 4/23: Head to Everybody’s Coffee and The Book Cellar for the 2nd Annual Chicago Young Adult Book Fest! Events begin at 10 a.m. and continue all day.

The Iraqi Mutual Aid Society presents What We Carried: Poetry by Middle Eastern Refugees. Poetry Foundation, 2 p.m.

Erika M. Martinez and Yalitza Ferreras read from Daring to Write: Contemporary Narratives by Dominican Women. City Lit Books, 5 p.m.

Sunday 4/24: WBEZ’s Nerdette co-hosts Greta Johnsen and Tricia Bobeda talk to Felicia Day, author of You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost). Women & Children First, 4 p.m.

Monday 4/25: Jana Harris takes her Poetry off the Shelf. Poetry Foundation, 7 p.m.

Nick Rohr reads at Uncharted Books. 7 p.m.

Tuesday 4/26: Women & Children First hosts Nicole Marie Burton, Leila Abdelrazzaq, and members of Apna Ghar for Drawing Resistance: Using Comics for Social Change. 6 p.m.

This month’s Logan Salon Series features Mark Magoon, Rachel Slotnick, Gint Aras, and Ralph Hamilton. City Lit Books, 6:30 p.m.

Join the Self-Publishers of Chicago for a reading at Uncharted Books. 7 p.m.

Wednesday 4/27: Pop-Up Poetry! Natalie Richardson reads at the Art Institute of Chicago as part of a series that marks the reopening of the Contemporary Collection. The Modern Wing’s Griffin Court, 12 p.m.

Thursday 4/28: The Bagley Wright Lecture Series and the Poetry Foundation welcome Rachel Zucker. 7 p.m.

Women & Children First hosts a local reading of I Am Jazz as part of the Human Rights Council’s National Day of Action in support of transgender youth. 7 p.m.

Come out to here the “cream of the crap”—it’s Bad Poetry Night at The Book Cellar! 7 p.m.

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Rachel Natale currently lives, dances, and writes in Chicago. She recently received the James Charles Cox Memorial Award in English at Loyola University, and her work has been published in Treehouse Magazine. More from this author →