Saturday 6/18: Don’t miss Chicago Pride Fest (not to be confused with the parade next week) in Boystown!...more
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!...more
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....more
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....more
Friday 3/10: The Poetry Foundation Hosts the National Youth Poet Laureate Convocation featuring Jacqueline Woodson, who was named Young People’s Poet Laureate in 2015. The finalists, Hajjar Baban, Nkosi Nkululeko, Andrew White, Amanda Gorman, and Lagnajita Mukhopadhyay, will read from their work....more
Friday 1/27: Visit Women & Children First to celebrate the launch of Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing by Marie Hicks. 7:30 p.m., free.
Saturday 1/28: The fourth installment of the Chimera Reading Series is happening in Logan Square....more
Sunday 12/11: As always, the Uptown Poetry Slam is going down at The Green Mill. Open mic starts at 7 p.m. followed by the slam itself. $7, 21+.
Tuesday 12/13: Kimberly Drew, author of the popular blog Black Contemporary Art, joins artist and scholar Rashayla Marie Brown for a conversation about photography and bearing witness in the age of social media....more
Friday 11/11: 2015 National Book Award finalist Ross Gay reads from his collection of poems, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. Blanc Gallery, 6 p.m., ticket prices vary.
At the Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Tom Fate, Marc Nieson, and Joe Peterson will each read from and discuss their newest books....more
Friday 11/4: Lori Tharps reads from her new book Same Family, Different Colors: Confronting Colorism in America’s Diverse Families at Women & Children First. 7:30 p.m., free.
Saturday 11/5: Head to the Book Cellar to celebrate the releases of El Penco by Ann McGlinn, and Kingdom Come Radio Show by Joni Wallace....more