Notable Chicago: 6/5–6/11
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.