Notable Chicago: 4/20–4/26


Friday 4/20: Nicole Garneau presents a lively and interactive evening of performative engagement with her new book, Performing Revolutionary: Art, Action, Activism. Women & Children First, 7:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 4/21: The Iraqi Mutual Aid Society returns for the sixth annual Middle Eastern Poetry Festival. The Poetry Foundation, 2 p.m., free.

The Wit Rabbit Reading Series continues at City Lit Books. Featured readers include Elizabeth Savage, Elizabeth Willis, Philip Sorenson, and Jan-Henry Gray. 5 p.m., free.

Sunday 4/22: Brian McCammack discusses Landscapes of Hope: Nature and the Great Migration in Chicago. He will be joined in conversation by Adam Green. Seminary Co-op, 3 p.m., free.

Tuesday 4/24: Meg Wolitzer visits Women & Children First in celebration of her new novel, The Female Persuasion. She will be joined in conversation with WBEZ’s Greta Johnsen. 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 4/25: Visit The Poetry Foundation for Poetry magazine’s seasonal party! Raych Jackson, Damon Locks, and Hieu Minh Nguyen will perform. 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 4/26: Women & Children First hosts the paperback release party for Marie Hicks’s Programmed Inequality. Marie will be joined in conversation with feminist filmmakers and writers Julie Keck and Jessica King. 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 →