Notable Chicago: 8/11–8/17


Friday 8/11: Visit Women & Children First for a poetry reading with Emily Jungmin Yoon, C.M. Burroughs, and Holly Amos. 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 8/15: Camille Bordas discusses her novel, How to Behave in a Crowd at the Seminary Co-op Bookstore. 6 p.m., free.

City Lit Books welcomes readers from The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks. Readers include Tara Betts, Asia Calcagno, Calvin Forbes, Rebecca Hazelton, Adam M. Levin, Natalie Richardson, and Tony Trigilio. 6:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 8/16: Women & Children First hosts Sierra Club Chicago and Citizens Climate Lobby for the August edition of their Activism Series. 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 8/17: Andrea J. Ritchie reads from Invisible No More, a timely examination of how black women, indigenous women, and women of color experience racial profiling, police brutality, and immigration enforcement. 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 →