Notable Chicago: 3/30–4/5


Friday 3/30: Mrinalini Chakraborty will discuss the behind-the-scenes story of the Women’s March on Washington and reading from the book, Together We Rise. She will be joined by Sameena Mustafa, Bushra Amiwala, and Kina Collins. Women & Children First, 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 3/31: Don’t miss No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks at the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival. Performances on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here.

Tuesday 4/3: David Litt presents his book Thanks Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. 5 p.m., $10 with membership. Register here. 

Visit City Lit Books for a conversation with Larry Broutman, author of Chicago Eternal. 6:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 4/4: Visit Women & Children First to celebrate the launch of My Lady’s Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel by Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris. 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 4/5: David Biespiel and Wendy Willis will appear in conversation with Elizabeth Taylor. The Poetry Foundation, 7 p.m., free.

Sandra Allen will discuss her new book, A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise: A True Story about Schizophrenia with Jessica Hopper. 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 →