Notable Chicago: 4/6–4/12

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Friday 4/6: Maya Dusenbery and Paula Kamen will discuss Dusenbery’s new book Doing Harm: The Truth about How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick. Women & Children First, 7:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 4/7: Marco Maisto discusses his book, Traces of a Fifth Column. He will be joined in conversation by Steven Maye. 57th Street Books, 6 p.m., free.

Sunday 4/8: As always, the Uptown Poetry Slam is going down at The Green Mill. Open mic starts at 7 p.m. followed by the slam itself. $7, 21+.

Monday 4/9: Don’t miss The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic at The Poetry Foundation with readings from Mahogany L. Browne, Idrissa Simmonds, Jamila Woods, and special guests. 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 4/11: Visit Women & Children First for the launch party in honor of Beyond Measure by Rachel Z. Arndt. Rachel will be in conversation with Aviya Kushner. 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 4/12: Women & Children First welcomes Christine Lahti in conversation with Bernardine Dohrn in celebration of Christine’s forthcoming essay collection, True Stories from an Unreliable Eyewitness: A Feminist Coming of Age. 7 p.m., tickets are here and include a copy of the book.

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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 →