Notable Chicago: 5/6–5/12
Friday 5/6: Join Desiree Cooper, author of Know the Mother, in conversation with Jasmine Sanders. Women & Children First, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday 5/7: Uncharted Books welcomes Sam Ofman for a reading. 7 p.m.
Tuesday 5/10: Kim Dower introduces her new collection of poetry, Last Train to the Missing Planet. The Book Cellar, 4 p.m.
May Sappho’s Salon features Alicia Swiz, Anita Mechler, Bea Cordelia, and St. Sparklebear. $7-10. BYOB to Women & Children First, 7 p.m.
Wednesday 5/11: Pop-Up Poetry! Stuart Dybek 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.
Thursday 5/12: Kellen Kaiser talks Queerspawn in Love. City Lit Books, 6:30 p.m.
The Harriet Reading Series presents Jericho Brown. Poetry Foundation, 7 p.m.
Jane Hamilton reads excerpts from The Excellent Lombards. Women & Children First, 7 p.m.
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