Notable Chicago: 6/9–6/15


Friday 6/9: Join City Lit Books for a reading by UIC alums Annah Browning, Tasha Fouts, Chad Heltzel, A D Jameson, Virginia Konchan, Cole Lavalais, Beth McDermott, Simone Muench, Brianna Noll, Jay Shearer, and Snezana Zabic. 6 p.m., free.

Saturday 6/10: Don’t miss the Printers Row Lit Fest! The two-day festival features more than a hundred booksellers and more than two hundred authors participating in panels, discussions, and other programs. View the full lineup and schedule here. Saturday and Sunday, free.

Tuesday 6/13: Head to Women & Children First for Sappho’s Salon: Pride Open Mic. There will be three featured performers and the stage is open to everyone. 7 p.m., pay what you can.

Wednesday 6/14: 1992 NBA champion and activist Craig Hodges will be at The Book Cellar to talk about his new book, Long Shot. 7 p.m., free.

Women & Children First welcomes Ellen Meeropol! Ellen will be in conversation with author and activist Bernardine Dohrn. 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 6/15: Kathleen Rooney will discuss her books O, Democracy! and Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk at the Irish-American Heritage Center. 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 →