Posts Tagged: Chicago

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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Periphery: Exploring Bombs, Boundaries, and Family History

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Have you ever seen a feathery shadow at the edge of your eye? Was it a figure? Did it cross into your vision, like a hummingbird there and gone? ...more

Death, Memory, and Other Superpowers

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There was no cedar chest filled with tissue-wrapped rattles, handprint art projects, and bronzed baby shoes. Our parents never spoke of our missing sister. ...more

Album of the Week: Vic Mensa’s The Autobiography

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At only twenty-four, Vic Mensa is already an established member of the Chicago music scene and a social justice activist—from protesting his hometown police department after the shooting of shooting of Laquan McDonald to flying to Standing Rock and joining with the protestors to fight against allowing construction the Dakota Access Pipeline, he’s made his political feelings known.

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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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I, Me, We, and the GOP

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It’s not coincidental, I think, that most of the secular and sacred saints we venerate now went charging against the grain of the Municipal We. ...more

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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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Samantha Irby

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Samantha Irby discusses her new collection, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, her reluctance to call herself a writer, and writing for the “cream jeans” crowd. ...more

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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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: The Cost of Intimacy

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Chasing intimacy can feel cheap—and yet intimacy we pay for can be meaningful. I find traditional therapy as awkward as sex, exposing my emotional self like I expose my body. ...more

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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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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In Chicago, Aimee Levitt wonders how many bookstores she can visit in a single day to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day.

Meanwhile, in Seattle, Moira Macdonald explains how she planned on maximizing the number of stores she visited.

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The Sunday Rumpus Essay: My Souls Are Out A-Wandering

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What is marriage but another form of colonization? A renaming? A power taken, a power taken away? ...more

A Way to Make Sense of the World with Suzanne Buffam

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Poet Suzanne Buffam discusses her latest work, A Pillow Book, sleep remedies that don’t work, and the worries that occupy her mind and keep her from sleep. ...more

Writing Romance: The Rumpus Interview with Sonali Dev

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Sonali Dev talks about her latest novel, A Change of Heart, the romance genre, writing non-white characters, and the parallels between writing and architectural design. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Bonnie Jo Campbell

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Bonnie Jo Campbell discusses her collection Mothers, Tell Your Daughters, the natural world as a character, and finding writing from the male point of view easier. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Ben Tanzer

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Ben Tanzer discusses his new essay collection Be Cool, why running is so important to him, and not being precious about his work. ...more