Notable Chicago: 12/8–12/14


Friday 12/8: M. Evelina Galang will discuss her first book of nonfiction, Lolas’ House, with local author Almira Astudillo Gilles. Women & Children First, 7:30 p.m., free.

Sunday 12/10: Volumes Bookcafe welcomes James Rollins for his newest addition to the Sigma Force series, The Demon Crown. James will be in conversation with Jamie Freveletti. 5 p.m., free.

Tuesday 12/12: Join author Lynn Comella for the Chicago launch of her new book Vibrator Nation, which details the fascinating history of how stores like Early to Bed set the sex-toy industry abuzz. Women & Children First, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 12/13: Head to the Poetry Foundation for Poetry magazine’s seasonal party! Festivities include readings by CM Burroughs, Natalie Shapero, and Mai Der Vang, performances, music, and libations. 7 p.m., free.

The Book Cellar welcomes renowned beverage expert Jeff Cioletti for a signing and presentation of his new book, The Drinkable Globe. 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 12/14: Visit Women & Children First for The Conversation: Writing in Trumplandia. Featuring Aleksander Hemon, Kim Brooks, Nami Mun, Ruben Quesada, and Rebecca Makkai. 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 →