Notable Chicago: 2/17–2/23


Friday 2/17: Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, Trayvon Martin’s parents, will discuss Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin at the DuSable Museum of African American History. Tickets are $15–20 and are available here.

Saturday 2/18: Head to Township for Wit Rabbit Weekend #11! Readers include Matthew Corey, Molly Dumbleton, Diddle Knabb, and Tara Stringfellow. 5 p.m., free.

Sunday 2/19: The Chicago Network for Justice and Peace and the Guild Literary Complex launch the Chicago City of Refuge project for exiled writers. The first program features presentations by Unoma Azuah and Osama Alomar. Loyola University’s Piper Hall, 1 p.m., free.

Tuesday 2/21: The Open Door Reading Series at The Poetry Foundation welcomes DePaul University’s Eric Plattner and his student Logan Breitbart with Northwestern University’s Toby Altman and his student Kathryn West. 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 2/22: The Book Cellar welcomes local author Christine Sneed in conversation with poet Reginald Gibbons. 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 2/23: Hear Brandon S. Graham, author of the new books Missing People and Good for Nothing, in conversation with Audrey Niffenegger! The Book Cellar, 7 p.m., free.

Visit Women & Children First for an author conversation and reading with Emily Robbins and Rebecca Makkai! 7:30 p.m., free.


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Jonathan McDaniel is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago’s Nonfiction MFA program, and his work has most recently appeared in The Point Magazine, Tahoma Literary Review, and at The Rumpus. He works as a copywriter and lives in Chicago with his dog. Find him on twitter @JonathanMcD. More from this author →