Notable Chicago: 5/26–6/1


Saturday 5/27: The Poetry Foundation hosts Poetry & Music with pianist Inna Faliks and poet, essayist, and critic Deborah Landau. 7 p.m., free.

Sunday 5/28: China Miéville discusses October: The Story of the Russian Revolution at The Seminary Co-op Bookstore. 3 p.m., free.

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 5/31: The Activism Series at Women & Children First continues with a session facilitated by Chicago’s Courage Campaign to help fight sexual assault on public transit. The session will be followed by a Q&A with Annie Clark and Andrea Pino, authors of We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out. 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 6/1: Chicago writers Kevin Coval and Mayda del Valle present an evening of poetry in response to the exhibition Robert Frank: Photos. The Poetry Foundation, 6 p.m., free.

Angela Jackson reads from A Surprised Queenhood in the New Black Sun: The Life & Legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks at 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 →