Notable Chicago: 2/12–2/18

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Friday 2/12: Find The Loss of All Lost Things—and author Amina Gautier—at Women & Children First for a book launch party! 7:30 p.m.

Sunday 2/14: Just Yell Chicago Team of Poets responds to The Weight of Rage at the Hyde Park Art Center in WITHHELD, an interactive poetry performance. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday 2/16: Mark Turcotte and student Alison Ogunmokun join Daniel Borzutzky and student Tova Benjamin for February’s Open Door ReadingPoetry Foundation, 7 p.m.

Wednesday 2/17: Pop-Up Poetry! Kenyatta Rogers reads at the Art Institute of Chicago to mark the reopening of the Contemporary Collection. The Modern Wing’s Griffin Court, 12 p.m.

Prose and Poetry and Potentially Other Things. Get your monthly open mic on at City Lit Books, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday 2/18: The Indie City Writers present an evening of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, emceed by M.L. Kennedy and featuring Samantha Clark, Melanie Holmes, Marissa McCants, Daniel DeLeon, Kayla Gordon, Jennifer Bisbing and K.B. Jensen. 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 →