Notable Chicago: 2/9–2/15

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Friday 2/9: Amanda Kabak reads from The Mathematics of Change at Women & Children First. 7:30 p.m., free.

Monday 2/12: Head to Unabridged Books for an evening in celebration of Ben Austen’s High Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing. Ben will appear in conversation with Tribune columnist Mary Schmich.

Tuesday 2/13: Poetry off the Shelf at The Poetry Foundation continues with a reading from Mai Der Vang. 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 2/14: Visit Women & Children First to celebrate the release of the new chapbook, Reasons for Smoking, by poet Xandria Phillips.

Thursday 2/15: Women & Children First welcomes Morgan Jerkins for a reading, conversation, and book-signing for her essay collection, This Will Be My Undoing. Morgan will be in conversation with Britt Julious. 7 p.m., free. Registration here is required.

Dick Simpson reads from his newest book, The Good Fight: Life Lessons from a Chicago Progressive, at The Book Cellar. 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 →