Notable Chicago: 1/15–1/21

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Friday 1/15: Women & Children First welcomes Ozge Samanci, author of graphic memoir Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey. 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday 1/19: Northwestern University’s Rachel Jamison Webster and student Aozora Brockman join DePaul University’s Chris Green and student Dylan Weir for the first Open Door Reading of the year at the Poetry Foundation. 7 p.m.

Wednesday 1/20: VONA/Voices writer Cristina Correa reads in the Modern Wing of the Art Institute for Pop-Up Poetry. 12 p.m.

City Lit Books hosts Prose and Poetry and Potentially Other Things Open Mic Night. 6:30 p.m.

Poet Rodrigo Toscano reads from his forthcoming book, Explosion Rocks Springfield. Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 7 p.m.

Paige Schilt shares excerpts from Queer Rock Love: A Family Memoir at Women & Children First. 7:30 p.m.

Thursday 1/21: Hear Queer Brown Voices speak out. Women & Children First, 7:30 p.m.

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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 →