Notable Chicago: 6/8–6/14

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Friday 6/8: Kick off the weekend with The Point Magazine and Curbside Splendor Publishing to celebrate the launch of The Point: Issue 16. Revival Food Hall, 6 p.m., free.

Saturday 6/9: Head to the South Loop for Printer’s Row Lit Fest, all day Saturday and Sunday! Most readings and panels are free. View the full list of events here.

The Chicago Poetry Center invites you to see the Body Passages cohort show their work in progress. Curated by Adia Sykes and featuring the works of Catalina Bellizzi, Shenequa, and Ariana Vaeth. Woman Made Gallery, 12:30 p.m., free.

Visit City Lit Books for an evening of baseball, history, and readings with David Rapp (Tinker to Evers to Chance: The Chicago Cubs and the Dawn of Modern America) and Leslie Heaphy (Black Baseball and Chicago: Essays on the Players, Teams and Games of the Negro Leagues’ Most Important City). 5 p.m., free.

Tuesday 6/12: Visit Women & Children First for a joint author reading and conversation featuring Peter Coviello, author of Long Players: A Love Story in Eighteen Songs and Kim O’Neil, author of Fever Dogs. 6 p.m., free.

Wednesday 6/13: Women & Children First hosts Yrsa Daley-Ward for a reading, Q&A, and book-signing in celebration of her new book, The Terrible. 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 6/14: City Lit Books welcomes Brendan Kiely, author of the YA novel Tradition, and Jessie Chaffee, author of the novel Florence in Ecstasy. 6:30 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 →