Notable Chicago: 4/8–4/14

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Saturday 4/9: The Book Cellar welcomes Haitian writer Kettly Mars, 6 p.m.

Jacqueline Woodson takes her Poetry off the Shelf. Poetry Foundation, 7 p.m.

Tuesday 4/12: Join Alicia Ostriker for Poetry off the Shelf. Poetry Foundation, 7 p.m.

April’s Sappho’s Salon features Jimmy Nails, Nikki Gee, and Kathie Bergquist. $7-10. Women & Children First, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday 4/13: Pop-Up Poetry! Ed Roberson reads at the Art Institute of Chicago as part of a series that marks the reopening of the Contemporary Collection. The Modern Wing’s Griffin Court, 12 p.m.

Rebecca Makkai talks to Rob Spillman about his memoir, All Tomorrow’s Parties. The Book Cellar, 7 p.m.

Domnica Radulescu shares excerpts of her new novel, Country of Red Azaleas. Women & Children First, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday 4/14: Women & Children First celebrates the launch of The Houseguest by Kim Brooks. 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 →