Notable Chicago: 6/1–6/7

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Friday 6/1: Women & Children First hosts a conversation between Northwestern Professor and lawyer Katie Watson and Planned Parenthood of Illinois Medical Director & Vice President Dr. Amy Whitaker about Watson’s new book, Scarlet A: The Ethics, Law and Politics of Ordinary Abortion. 7:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 6/2: Head back to Women & Children First to celebrate the publication of Tommy Pico’s latest collection of poetry, Junk. Pico will be joined by Erika T. Wurth. 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 6/5: The Book Cellar welcomes Mary Winn Heider as she reads from her new book, The Mortification of Fovea Munson. 6:30 p.m., free.

Roseann Lake reads from Leftover in China: The Women Shaping the World’s Next Superpower. Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 6 p.m., free.

The Poetry Foundation presents Forms & Features: Poetry of Protest, a discussion and creative workshop in celebration of the Art Leaders of Color Network (ALCN) and the Comfort Station’s P.O.W.E.R. project, led by Poetry Foundation Library Coordinator Maggie Queeney. Comfort Station Logan Square, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 6/6: Visit City Lit Books for a reading from All the Dreams We’ve Dreamed: A Story of Hoops and Handguns on Chicago’s West Side with Rus Bradburd and Shawn Harrington. 6:30 p.m., free.

Women and Children First hosts a poetry reading with Maxine Chernoff and special guest Jan-Henry Gray. 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 6/7: Amber Rae will be at The Book Cellar to talk about her book, Choose Wonder Over Worry.

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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 →