Notable Chicago: 3/24–3/30

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Friday 3/24: The Conversation series at Women & Children First continues with this week’s theme, On Being American: Identity & Belonging Under a Hostile Regime. This edition will feature Boris Fishman, Cristina Henriquez, Erika L. Sanchez, the artist Riva Lehrer, and Zoe Zolbrod. 7:30 p.m., free (donations to local nonprofits encouraged).

Sunday 3/26: Join The Book Cellar at SOHO House Chicago as Boris Fishman celebrates the paperback release of his book, Don’t Let My Baby Do Rodeo. 6 p.m., free.

Tuesday 3/28: The Book Cellar hosts Camille Paglia at Harold Washington Library as she discusses her book, Free Women, Free Men: Sex, Gender, Feminism. 6 p.m., free.

Elena Passarello reads from her new essay collection Animals Strike Curious Poses at Women & Children First. 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 3/29: Don’t miss “Because We Come from Everything: Poetry & Migration” at The Poetry Foundation. This reading, cosponsored with Kundiman and Letras Latinas, features poets Hieu Minh Nguyen, José B. González, Tarfia Faizullah, and Emmy Pérez. 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 3/30: Are you lovelorn? Anxious? Vaguely frightened by a sense of impending apocalypse and/or dwelling in the general alienation and absurdity of the human condition? City Lit Books’ Book Apothecary hosts its opening night party with bibliotherapists Juan Martinez and David Welch on hand to prescribe over fifty pieces of literature for your existential ailments. 6 p.m., free.

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Jonathan McDaniel is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago’s Nonfiction MFA program, and his work has appeared in The Point Magazine, Barely South Review, and at The Rumpus. He works as a copywriter and lives in Chicago with his girlfriend and his dog. Find him on twitter @JonathanMcD. More from this author →