Notable Chicago: 5/18–5/24


Saturday 5/19: Visit The Well North Shore for a conversation with David Klow, LMFT, author of You Are Not Crazy: Letters from Your Therapist. 4:30 p.m., free.

Visit City Lit Books for a poetry reading and book release party for Starfish by Sara Goodman. Sara will be joined by poets Laura Goldstein, Doe Parker, and Cean Gamalinda! 5 p.m., free.

Sunday 5/20: 57th Street Books hosts a poetry reading with Lisa Dordal and Sarah Browning. 3 p.m., free.

Monday 5/21: Essay Fiesta comes to The Book Cellar once again for an evening of Live Lit. 7 p.m., donations to 826CHI encouraged.

Tuesday 5/22: Andrea Lawlor discusses their book, Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl. They will be joined in conversation by Tim Jones-Yelvington. 57th Street Books, 6 p.m., free.

Wednesday 5/23: Head to Women & Children First for a reading, Q&A, and book signing with local author and documentary producer Linda Gartz as she discusses Redlined: A Memoir of Race, Change, and Fractured Community in 1960s Chicago. 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 5/24: Visit Women & Children First to celebrate the launch of Julia Fine’s debut novel What Should Be Wild! Julia will be in conversation with Audrey Niffenegger. 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 →