Notable Chicago: 1/5–1/11


Friday 1/5: Women & Children First hosts the book launch party for Olivia Cole’s A Conspiracy of Stars. 7:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 1/9: Claire Hartfield reads from her new book, A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919. American Writers Museum, 6 p.m., free.

Michael Moreci reads from his new book, Black Star Renegades, at Anderson’s Bookshop in La Grange. 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 1/10: WBEZ’s Greta Johnsen will interview author Ann M. Martin about her young adult novel Rain Reign. Women & Children First, 7 p.m., free.

Poet and artist Ava Kadishson Schieber gives a reading to celebrate the opening of here i am. The Poetry Foundation, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 1/11: Celebrate Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, whose first chapbook, Dulce, is the winner of the 2017 Drinking Gourd Poetry Prize. The Poetry Foundation, 7 p.m., free.

Visit Women & Children First for the book launch party for Dwight Okita’s The Hope Store. 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 →