Notable Chicago: 5/5–5/11


Friday 5/5: Ali Noorani will be at The Book Cellar to discuss his book There Goes the NeighborhoodHow Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration. 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 5/6: The Book Cellar hosts the launch of David Berner’s newest book, October Song. 6 p.m., free.

Sunday 5/7: 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 5/10: The Poetry Foundation and Fifth Wednesday Journal host readings by Janice Harrington, Kevin Stein, Rachel Jamison Webster, and Quraysh Ali Lansana. 7 p.m., free. 

Susan Faludi reads from In the Darkroom at Women & Children First. 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 5/11: Morgan Parker visits Unabridged Bookstore to read and discuss her new collection, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé. 7 p.m., free.

Kate Moore discusses her book The Radium Girls with Veronica Arreola. 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 →