Notable Chicago: 4/1–4/7

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Saturday 4/2: Eva Dowdell shares Single Mom Style at City Lit Books, 5 p.m.

Alison Stewart is Digging Through America’s Love Affair with Stuff at The Book Cellar, 6 p.m.

Sunday 4/3: Rey Andujar discusses the lasting legacy of Federico Garcia Lorca’s poems and plays at Water Tower Water Works. 4 p.m. Co-presented by Lookingglass Theatre Company and the Poetry Foundation.

Monday 4/4: Peggy Orenstein addresses the contemporary culture of teenage sexuality in Girls and Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape. Presented by Women & Children First at the Swedish American Museum, 7 p.m.

Wednesday 4/6: City Lit Books welcomes Action Books and co•im•press Books as they release Cheer Up, Femme Fatale and I Am a Face Sympathizing with Your Grief: Seven Younger Iranian Poets, respectively. 6:30 p.m.

Women & Children First throws a book launch party for Keep Me Posted, Lisa Beazley’s debut novel. 7:30 p.m.

Thursday 4/7: Poet, novelist, filmmaker, and new media artist Tan Lin joins sonic texture trio NbN for an evening at the Poetry Foundation. Poetry off the Shelf, 7 p.m.

Stephanie Kate Strohm presents her new young adult novel, The Taming of the Drew. The Book Cellar, 7 p.m.

Celebrate the release of Toni Nealie’s The Miles Between Me at 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 →