Notable Chicago: 10/20–10/26


Friday 10/20: The Seminary Co-op Bookstore hosts Mexican, Mexican American, Immigrant: Three Literatures: A Conversation with Eduardo Rabasa, Erika L. Sánchez, & José Ángel Navejas. 2 p.m. free.

Head to City Lit Books for a reading with Kevin Theis, author of Invading Nirvana: a Chicagoan in the City of Angels. 6:30 p.m. free.

Visit Women & Children First for an author conversation featuring Jeannie Vanasco and Daniel Raeburn. 7:30 p.m., free.

Sunday 10/22: 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 10/24: Poetry off the Shelf at The Poetry Foundation continues with a reading from Vievee Francis. 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 10/25: Women & Children First welcomes Brit Bennett to discuss her debut novel, The Mothers, with local writer Britt Julious. 7:30 p.m. free.

Thursday 10/26: City Lit Books hosts readings with Kim O’Neil, author of Fever Dogs, and Jac Jemc, author of The Grip of It. 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 →