Notable Chicago: 6/5–6/11

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Friday 6/5: Mark Dostert discusses his memoir, Up in Here: Jailing Kids on Chicago’s Other Side, with Alex Kotlowitz (There Are No Children Here). City Lit Books, 6:30 p.m.

CAKE (Chicago Alternative Comic Expo) presents Eleanor Davis, John Porcellino, and Keiler Roberts in conversation with Hillary Chute at Quimby’s Bookstore, 7 p.m.

Saturday 6/6: Printers Row Lit Fest takes over Dearborn Street from Congress to Polk for two full days of outdoor events. 10 a.m.–10 p.m.

Did someone say CAKE? This year’s weekend-long comic expo opens at 11 a.m. at the Center on Halsted and closes for the day at 6 p.m.

Love Songs of the Revolution author Bronwyn Mauldin speaks at City Lit Books, 5 p.m.

Todd Kaneko and Monica Ong lead an evening of contemporary poetry at Uncharted Books, 7 p.m.

Pleiades Magazine launches their newest issue with readings by Rebecca Makkai, Christine Sneed, and Christina Clancy at The Book Cellar. 7 p.m.

Sunday 6/7: Printers Row festivities continue from 10 a.m. through 6 p.m., and CAKE offers another day of workshops, exhibitions, and discussions from 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Wednesday 6/10: Celebrate Saul Bellow’s Centennial at Harold Washington Library’s Cindy Pritzker Auditorium. 6 p.m.

James Tadd Adcox and Sarah Layden read from their respective novels, Does Not Love and Trip Through Your Wires. City Lit Books, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday 6/11: Cheryl Pope’s Just Yell : From Within exhibit opens with a special performance by Phoenix Military Academy Poets. Walk With Me #3 at the Poetry Foundation, 5:30 p.m.

Jennifer Morales reads from Meet Me Halfway: Milwaukee Stories. Women & Children First, 7:30 p.m.


Rachel Natale currently lives, dances, and writes in Chicago. She recently received the James Charles Cox Memorial Award in English at Loyola University, and her work has been published in Treehouse Magazine. More from this author →