Notable Chicago: 4/13–4/19

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Friday 4/13: Visit Women & Children First to celebrate the new collection from Jenny Boully, Betwixt and Between: Essays on the Writing Life. 7:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 4/14: Head back to Women & Children First to hear Cecile Richards in conversation with David Axelrod in celebration of Cecile’s book, Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead. 7 p.m., tickets are here and include a copy of the book.

Monday 4/16: Essay Fiesta comes to The Book Cellar once again for an evening of Live Lit. 7 p.m., donations to 826CHI encouraged.

Tuesday 4/17: David Faris reads from It’s Time to Fight Dirty: How Democrats Can Build a Lasting Majority in American Politics. City Lit Books, 6:30 p.m., free.

The Open Door Reading Series at The Poetry Foundation continues with readings by Columbia College Chicago’s T Clutch Fleischmann and their student Sung Yim, and Marty McConnell and her student Ola Faleti. 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 4/18: Women & Children First hosts a poetry reading celebrating Eloisa Amezcua’s debut book, From the Inside Quietly. Amezcua will be joined by local poets José Olivarez and Xandria Phillips. 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 4/19: Sam Weller returns to The Book Cellar for the reissue of his book, Listen to the Echoes: The Ray Bradbury Interviews. 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 →