Notable Chicago: 8/4–8/10


Sunday 8/6: 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+.

Tuesday 8/8: Lynne Cox will be at The Book Cellar to launch the paperback edition of her memoir, Swimming in the Sink. 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 8/10: Visit the Seminary Co-op Bookstore for a conversation with cultural critic and author Jeremy McCarter. The discussion will center on his new book, Young Radicals: In the War for American Ideals, and will be moderated by Nate Marshall. 6 p.m., free.

Women & Children First hosts the Feminist Craft Circle: Banner Stitch-a-thon. Hand sew, cross stitch or embroider your message onto a small banner. Keep or share. Materials and templates will be provided, or create your own. 7 p.m., free.

Kevin Coval will be at The Book Cellar reading from his book, A People’s History of Chicago. He will be performing along with poets Jalen Kobayashi, Subbi Namakula, and Ryan Volpe. 7 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 →