Notable Chicago: 1/26–2/1


Friday 1/26: Six Points Reading Series features Kaveh Akbar and Tarfia Faizullah. Produce Model Gallery, 6:30 p.m., free.

Barbara Ridley stops by The Book Cellar to discuss her debut novel, When It’s Over. 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 1/27: Toussaint Losier discusses his book, Rethinking the American Prison Movement. He will be joined in conversation by Michael Dawson. Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 3 p.m., free.

Jennifer Stoever discusses The Sonic Color Line: Race and the Cultural Politics of Listening. She will be joined in conversation by Tara Betts. Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 6 p.m., free.

Sunday 1/28: As always, the Uptown Poetry Slam is going down at The Green Mill. Open mic starts at 7 p.m. followed by the slam itself. $7, 21+.

Monday 1/29: The Book Cellar hosts its Annual Adult Spelling Bee! Email or call to sign up in advance. 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 1/31: Michael Gallope discusses his book, Deep Refrains: Music, Philosophy, and the Ineffable. He will be joined in conversation by Seth Brodsky. Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 6 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 →