Notable Chicago: 6/16–6/22


Friday 6/16: Visit Women & Children First to Celebrate the launch of Sharon Solwitz’s Once, In Lourdes with a conversation between Sharon and local author S. L. Wisenberg. 7:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 6/18: Don’t miss Chicago Pride Fest (not to be confused with the parade next week) in Boystown! Saturday and Sunday, $10 suggested donation.

Sunday 6/18: 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+.

Monday 6/19: Visit Francis W. Parker School for an evening with Roxane Gay as she discusses her new book, Hunger. 7 p.m., $15.

Tuesday 6/20: Elise Levine will discuss her novel Blue Field at 57th Street Books. She will be joined in conversation by Suzanne Buffam. 6 p.m., free.

Thursday 6/22: Join the Guild Literary Complex for the next installment of Applied Words! This month’s topic is “Gender and the Arts.” Guests include C. Russell Price, Bea Cordelia, Britteney Black Rose Kapri, and H. Melt. Pint Pub, 5:30 p.m., free.

Visit Women & Children First to welcome two award-winning authors, Amelia Gray and Catherine Lacey, for a reading, conversation, and book signing! 7:30 p.m., free.


If you have an event listing you’d like us to consider, please contact [email protected].


Logo art by Max Winter.

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 →