Notable Chicago: 11/13–11/19
Friday 11/13: City Lit Books welcomes Francesca Abbate, Toby Altman, and Alix Anne Shaw for Poetry Night. 6:30 p.m.
Author Maggie Kast launches her first novel, A Free, Unsullied Land. Women & Children First, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday 11/14: Gerald Butters talks about race, film, and Chicago in From Sweetback to Superfly. City Lit Books, 5 p.m.
Join French Authors in Translation at The Book Cellar, 5 p.m.
Sunday 11/15: David V. Matthews, Liz Baudler, Christian Tebordo, and Brendan Tynan Buck read at Uncharted Books.
Monday 11/16: Put your party pants on for Essay Fiesta! All donations benefit 826Chicago. The Book Cellar, 7 p.m.
Tuesday 11/17: Ada Calhoun joins Rachel Swearingen in conversation at City Lit Books. 6:30 p.m.
November’s Open Door Reading features University of Illinois at Chicago’s Roger Reeves and student Cristina Correa with Illinois State University’s Francesco Levato and student Benjamin Busch. Poetry Foundation, 7 p.m.
Wednesday 11/18: Richard Steele emcees an evening of performances, tributes, and reflections as the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame presents Haki Madhubuti with the Fuller Award. Poetry Foundation, 7 p.m.
The Book Cellar welcomes Chuck Bright (Goshena: Queen of the Big In-Betweena), Sam Reaves (Mob Cop), Sonali Dev (Bollywood Bride), and Gerald Brennan (Public Loneliness) for Local Author Night. 7 p.m.
Leah Lax, Uncovered. 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First.
Thursday 11/19: City Lit Books hosts Chicago Book Expo Awareness Night. 6:30 p.m.
Chelsea Clammer discusses Bodyhome, her recently published collection of essays. Women & Children First, 7:30 p.m.
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