Friday 8/22: City Lit Books hosts a reading, signing, and conversation with two novelists with recent releases. Josh Weil, author of The Great Glass Sea (Grove Press) and Mike Harvkey, author of In the Course of Human Events (Soft Skull Press), will appear. 6:30 p.m.
The TallGrass Writers Guild is at The Book Cellar in Lincoln Square to present original works on the theme “Dressing Up.” There’ll be poetry, essay, and fiction. 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 8/23: The Chicago 77 is a papermaking workshop that leads participants in creating something from found text and objects from each of Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods. Margaret Mahan and Drew Matott lead the project. Columbia College Papermaker’s Garden, 728 S Wabash, 10 a.m.
The Stoop is an off-book storytelling show. That means you can’t read your story from a nice printed page in Times New Roman and make no eye contact with your audience. It’s hosted by Moth GrandSLAM champion, Lily Be. Rosa’s Lounge, 7 p.m.
Thursday 8/28: Jan Morrill is at the Harold Washington Library to read and sign copies of her novel, The Red Kimono. 6 p.m.