Notable Chicago: 2/23–3/1


Saturday 2/24: Visit City Lit Books for a conversation with David Klow, author of You Are Not Crazy: Letters from Your Therapist. 5 p.m., free.

Sunday 2/25: Visit Women & Children First to celebrate the launch of the lovable middle-grade novel, Sideline by local author Jay Rehak. 5 p.m., free.

Wednesday 2/28: Women & Children First hosts the launch party for Apocalypse, Darling by Barrie Jean Borich. For this event, Barrie will be joined by local authors all reading on the theme of “apocalypse”: Juan Martinez, Christine Rice, Tara Betts, and T Clutch Fleischmann. 7:30 p.m., free.

Volumes Bookcafe hosts You Joke Like a Girl: the monthly all-women’s comedy night. Sign up starts at 7 p.m., cash donations accepted.

Strong Men, Stronger Women: Celebrating the Heroines of Romance features authors Beverly Jenkins (Tempest), Alyssa Cole (A Princess in Theory), and Sonali Dev (A Distant Heart) for a celebration of their new novels and a timely conversation about what it means to be ‘strong’ in romance writing. 57th Street Books, 6 p.m., free.

Fiction & Forms reading by Samantha Hunt, author of The Dark Dark. Presented in partnership by The Seminary Co-op and the Committee on Creative Writing at the University of Chicago. Logan Center for the Arts, 6 p.m., free.

Thursday 3/1: Molly Caro May reads from Body Full of Stars: Female Rage and My Passage Into Motherhood. Women & Children First, 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 →