Notable Chicago: 7/21–7/27


Friday 7/21: Tim Taranto and Suzanne Scanlon will discuss Tim’s new book Ars Botanica at Women & Children First. 7:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 7/22: Visit The Book Cellar to hear Pulitzer winner Jeffrey Gettleman discuss his memoir, Love, Africa: A Memoir of Romance, War, and Survival. 6 p.m., free.

Sunday 7/23: Garbage will be at The Book Cellar signing copies of their new autobiography, This Is the Noise That Keeps Me Awake. 6 p.m., free.

Tuesday 7/25: Rush Hour Concerts and The Poetry Foundation present Richie Hofmann and Ensemble Dal Niente. St. James Cathedral, 5:45 p.m., free.

Wednesday 7/26: Richard Reeves discusses Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class Is Leaving Everyone in the Dust, Why That Is a Problem, and What To Do About It. Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 6 p.m., free.

Thursday 7/27: Visit City Lit Books for the launch of Margarita Saona’s bilingual poetry book Corazon de Hojalata: Tin Heart. Margarita will read poems from her book in both English and Spanish, followed by readings from poets Nathalie Bouzaglo, Jorge Frisancho, and Laura Ring. 6:30 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 →