Notable Chicago: 3/10–3/16


Friday 3/10: The Poetry Foundation Hosts the National Youth Poet Laureate Convocation featuring Jacqueline Woodson, who was named Young People’s Poet Laureate in 2015. The finalists, Hajjar Baban, Nkosi Nkululeko, Andrew White, Amanda Gorman, and Lagnajita Mukhopadhyay, will read from their work. 1 p.m., free. Jacqueline Woodson will read from her work on Saturday at 6 p.m.

Saturday 3/11: Visit Sector 2337 for a reading by CM Burroughs, Phillip B. Williams, and Jacob Victorine. 7 p.m., free.

Sunday 3/12: As always, the Uptown Poetry Slam is going down at The Green Mill. Open mic starts at 7 p.m. followed by the slam itself. $7, 21+.

Wednesday 3/15: Women & Children First welcomes Roxane Gay! Roxane will discuss her new book Difficult Women with local writer and critic Britt Julious. 7 p.m., tickets available here.

Thursday 3/16: Food writer David McAninch reads from his new memoir Duck Season. The Book Cellar, 7 p.m., free.

Join Women & Children First for a reading, conversation, and book-signing with Martha Hall Kelly and Melanie Benjamin. The two authors will be discussing the process of writing historical fiction. 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 →