Notable Chicago: 10/27–11/2


Friday 10/27: Bill Goldstein discusses The World Broke in Two: Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, D. H. Lawrence, E. M. Forster and the Year that Changed Literature. He will be joined in conversation by Carol Anshaw. Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 6 p.m., free.

Sunday 10/29: Erika L. Sánchez reads from her young adult novel, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter. The Poetry Foundation, 2 p.m., free.

Monday 10/30: Poetry off the Shelf at The Poetry Foundation continues with a reading from Paisley Rekdal. 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 10/31: Happy Halloween!

Wednesday 11/1: Visit Women & Children First for an author reading with Patricia Ann McNair and David Trinidad. 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 11/2: Join City Lit Books for a reading with Daniel Backer, author of Abraham. 6:30 p.m., free.

Isabel Allende reads from her forthcoming novel, In the Midst of Winter. She will be joined in conversation by Luis Alberto Urrea. Women & Children First, 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 →