Notable Chicago: 5/13–5/19


Friday 5/13: City Lit Books welcomes Jess X. Chen, Demian DinéYazhi, and Emily Yoon as part of the Solastalgia Poetry Tour. 6:30 p.m.

Women & Children First celebrates the launch of Anne Elizabeth Moore’s Threadbare, illustrated by members of the Ladydrawers Comics Collective. 7:30 p.m.

Monday 5/16: Party on, people! Essay Fiesta, The Book Cellar, 7 p.m.

Tuesday 5/17: Meet Gemma Correll, creator of The Worrier’s Guide to Life. Women & Children First, 5:30 p.m.

May’s Open Door Reading features Jennifer Scappettone with student Stephanie Anderson and Reginald Gibbons with student Rachel Girty. Poetry Foundation, 7 p.m.

Michael Harvey launches his new novel, Brighton. The Book Cellar, 7 p.m.

Wednesday 5/18: Prose. Poetry. Potentially Other Things. Head to City Lit Books for Open Mic Night, 6:30 p.m.

Join Amina Gautier (The Loss of All Lost Things), Mary Carter (Murder in an Irish Village), Irene Helenowski (Order of the Dimensions), and Lorraine Boissoneault (The Last Voyageurs) for Local Author Night. The Book Cellar, 7 p.m.

Dinita Smith introduces her new novel, The Honeymoon. Women & Children First, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday 5/19: Poetry off the Shelf: Ana Castillo, Mauricio Kilwein-Guevara, and Erika L. Sánchez. Poetry Foundation, 6:30 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 →