Notable Chicago: 12/15–12/21


Friday 12/15: Yuri Slezkine reads from The House of Government: A Saga of Russian Revolution. He will be joined by Eleonor Gilburd. Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 6 p.m., free.

Saturday 12/16: Visit Uncharted Books for the 11th installment of the Chimera Reading Series. Readers include Jessica Baer, Gillian Douple, and Jenn Tatum. 5 p.m., donations to Humble Hearts encouraged.

Sunday 12/17: Visit Women & Children First for Women Your Mother Warned You About: Resistance & Resilience, an explosive evening featuring the best trans women and AMAB non-binary writers in the country. Writers include Kokumo, Torrey Petters, Tobi-Hill Meyer, Joss Barton, Luna Merbruja, Moss Angel, and Sugi Pyrrophyta. 6:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 12/19: Local author Kate Strohm launches her newest YA novel Prince in Disguise at The Book Cellar. 7 p.m., free.

The Open Door series at The Poetry Foundation continues with readings from Ball State University’s Katy Didden and her student Levi Todd along with Mark Neely and his student Elysia Smith. 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 →