Notable Chicago: 1/19–1/25


Friday 1/19: Visit Women & Children First to celebrate the release of the new chapbook, Reasons for Smoking, by Xandria Phillips. Xandria will be joined by Chekwube Danladi. 7:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 1/20: If you’re joining the March to the Polls, meet at Women & Children First at 7:30 a.m. for coffee and donuts!

Sunday 1/21: The Book Cellar welcomes Edward Hamlin, who will be reading from his collection, Night in Erg Chebbi and Other Stories. 4 p.m., free.

Wednesday 1/24: Head to Women & Children First to hear Pamela Bannos in conversation with Donna Seaman about Bannos’s book, Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife. 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 1/25: The American Writers Museum hosts American Writers Trivia! Guests can wander the museum, learn about American writing and American writers, and test their trivia knowledge. 6:30 p.m., $20.

The John Barr Reading Series at The Poetry Foundation welcomes Jamaal May. 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 →