Notable Chicago: 12/5–12/11


Friday 12/5: The Interview Show is back at The Hideout, featuring Jonathan Eig, among others. 6:30 p.m.

Saturday 12/6: The third annual Chicago Book Expo is at Columbia College and features local authors and presses as well as panel discussions and readings. 11 a.m.

Jac Jemc and Rebecca Makkai are at Open Books to talk about their latest work and the craft of writing. 5:30 p.m.

Sunday 12/7: Hunter Sharpless hitched a ride with Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, then wrote about the experience. Sharpless and Kellogg are both at the beautiful City Lit Books to talk about the book they wrote together, Song of the Fool. 2 p.m.

Tuesday 12/9: Unabridged Books presents Rita Mae Brown at the Harold Washington Library where she’ll read from, discuss, and sign her latest book, Let Sleeping Dogs Lie. 6 p.m.

En Guerre is a book by art historian, Teri Edelstein, that records how French illustrators documented World War I. Edelstein discusses the text at Seminary Co-op. 6 p.m.

Wednesday 12/10: Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens speaks at the Fairmont Hotel. 200 N. Columbus, 5:30 p.m. 

Women and Children First presents Roxane Gay at First United Methodist. 6 p.m.

Danny’s Reading Series features Amaranth Borsuk, Andy Fitch, and Tony Trigilio this month. 1951 W Dickens, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday 12/11: James Lenfestey is the featured poet for Poetry Foundation’s Off the Shelf series. 7 p.m.


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