Notable Chicago: 5/6–5/12

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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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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 →