Posts by: Jonathan McDaniel

Notable Chicago: 8/11–8/17

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Friday 8/11: Visit Women & Children First for a poetry reading with Emily Jungmin Yoon, C.M. Burroughs, and Holly Amos. 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 8/15: Camille Bordas discusses her novel, How to Behave in a Crowd at the Seminary Co-op Bookstore.

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Notable Chicago: 7/28–8/3

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Friday 7/28: The RHINO Reads open mic is happening at Bookends & Beginnings in Evanston, with special guests Roger Reeves and Doug Ramspeck. 6 p.m., free.

The wonderful Women & Children First bookstore hosts its annual member sale all weekend. Members receive 20% off through Sunday.

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Notable Chicago: 7/21–7/27

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Friday 7/21: Tim Taranto and Suzanne Scanlon will discuss Tim’s new book Ars Botanica at Women & Children First. 7:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 7/22: Visit The Book Cellar to hear Pulitzer winner Jeffrey Gettleman discuss his memoir, Love, Africa: A Memoir of Romance, War, and Survival

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Notable Chicago: 7/14–7/20

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Friday 7/14: Since it was rained-out last time, head to Hollywood Beach for the seventh installment of the CHIMERA reading series! Readers include Robert Carey, Jessica DeArcangelis, and Bréia Kokeb. 7 p.m., donations to Animalia encouraged.    

Visit Women & Children First to celebrate the launch of Erika L.

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Notable Chicago: 6/30–7/6

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Friday 6/30: Head to Hollywood Beach for the seventh installment of the CHIMERA reading series! Readers include Robert Carey, Jessica DeArcangelis, and Bréia Kokeb. 7 p.m., donations to Animalia encouraged.

Wednesday 7/5: Women & Children First celebrates the paperback tour of Terry Tempest Williams’s The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks.

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Notable Chicago: 6/23–6/29

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Friday 6/23: Jeremy McCarter reads from Young Radicals: In the War for American Ideals. Women & Children First, 7:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 6/24: Head to Volumes Bookcafé for Poetas: Celebrating Latinx Poets. Readers include Vincent Toro, Dr. Grisel Y.

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Notable Chicago: 6/16–6/22

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Friday 6/16: Visit Women & Children First to Celebrate the launch of Sharon Solwitz’s Once, In Lourdes with a conversation between Sharon and local author S. L. Wisenberg. 7:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 6/18: Don’t miss Chicago Pride Fest (not to be confused with the parade next week) in Boystown!

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Notable Chicago: 6/9–6/15

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Friday 6/9: Join City Lit Books for a reading by UIC alums Annah Browning, Tasha Fouts, Chad Heltzel, A D Jameson, Virginia Konchan, Cole Lavalais, Beth McDermott, Simone Muench, Brianna Noll, Jay Shearer, and Snezana Zabic. 6 p.m., free.

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Notable Chicago: 5/19–5/25

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Friday 5/19: Emil Ferris reads from My Favorite Thing Is Monsters at Women & Children First. 7:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 5/20: Join Chicago historical mystery writers Susanna Calkins, Cheryl Honigford, Michelle Cox, and D.M. Pirrone, as they gather for a lively panel discussion about their work and all things mystery!

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Notable Chicago: 5/12–5/18

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Friday 5/12: Women & Children First welcomes Morgan Parker for a reading from her acclaimed collection, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce. Morgan will be joined by local poets Jamila Woods, Nate Marshall, and José Olivarez. 7:30 p.m., free.

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Notable Chicago: 5/5–5/11

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Friday 5/5: Ali Noorani will be at The Book Cellar to discuss his book There Goes the NeighborhoodHow Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration. 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 5/6: The Book Cellar hosts the launch of David Berner’s newest book, October Song.

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As Cities Burn - Come Now Sleep | Rumpus Music

Albums of Our Lives: As Cities Burn’s Come Now Sleep

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Most often, I do not speak when I am alone. That morning I sat on the couch and said Oh my God. I said it aloud, again and again, Oh my God. ...more

Notable Chicago: 4/21–4/27

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Friday 4/21: Women & Children First welcomes Kay Ulanday Barrett for the Chicago launch party for their poetry collection, When the Chant Comes. Kay will be joined by H. Melt, Francesca Royster, and Darien R. Wendell. 7:30 p.m., free.

Sunday 4/23: Women & Children First hosts young adult authors Brittany Cavallaro, Jilly Gagnon, and Stephanie Strohm for a panel discussion on complicated relationships in young adult literature.

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Notable Chicago: 4/14–4/20

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Friday 4/14: Head to Groundswell Coffee Roasters in Lincoln Square for the Chimera Reading Series. Readers include Eileen Donohue, Gretchen Lida, Harlee Logan Kelly, and Sadaf Ferdowsi. 7 p.m., donations to the Broadway Youth Center are encouraged.

Sunday 4/16: As always, the Uptown Poetry Slam is going down at The Green Mill.

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