Notable Chicago: 4/15–4/21

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Friday 4/15: City Lit Books hosts the first Sheer Margins Poetry and Prose Open Mic Night. 6 p.m.

Monday 4/18: Party on, people! Essay Fiesta begins at 7 p.m. at The Book Cellar.

Tuesday 4/19: Katie Hartsock and student Megan Pan join Rosanna Warren and student Tim DeMay for April’s Open Door Reading. Poetry Foundation, 7 p.m.

Wednesday 4/20: Lookingglass Theatre Company presents selected scenes from Federico García Lorca’s Blood Wedding. Poetry Foundation, 12:30 p.m.

City Lit Books welcomes Josh Rosenthal, author of The Record Store of the Mind. 6:30 p.m.

Local Author Night: Poetry Edition! The Book Cellar, 7 p.m.

The History of Great Things author Elizabeth Crane sits down with Megan Stielstra at Women & Children First. 7:30 p.m.

Thursday 4/21: Bernadette Mayer talks to Jennifer Karmin and Stephanie Anderson about Memory. Poetry Foundation, 12 p.m.

Jessica Knoll discusses her book, Luckiest Girl Alive, at The Book Cellar. 7 p.m.

Christine Sneed (Paris, He Said) and Grace Tiffany (Gunpowder Percy) read from their respective recently published novels. 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 →