Notable Chicago: 3/17–3/23


Friday 3/17: Visit Women & Children First for an evening of poetry with Nickole Brown! Nickole will be joined by local poets Simone Muench, and Mark Turcotte. 7:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 3/18: The Bruise #2 will have stop motion, essays, projection, poems, and more. Presenters include Talia Feder, Coleman Stevenson, Aspen Farer, Harlee Logan Kelly, Daniel Suárez, and Brianne LaPelusa. 1355 W Winona St, 6:30 p.m., free. (Donations to the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights encouraged)

Sunday 3/19: 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+.

Tuesday 3/21: Kathleen Rooney discusses her books O, Democracy! and Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk at the Cigar Society of Chicago. 5:30 p.m., free.

The Poetry Foundation continues its Open Door Reading Series with readings from Northwestern University’s C. Russell Price and his student Monica Garcia and Young Chicago Authors’ Kevin Coval and his student H. Melt. 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 3/22: Jeanette Hurt, author of Drink Like a Woman, hosts a presentation called Women Behind Bars: An Illicit History of Women and Bartending. For this event, the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board will be donating women-crafted cheeses that will pair well with the free cocktail samples from woman-owned North Shore Distillery. Women & Children First, 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 →