Notable Chicago: 7/13–7/19

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Tuesday 7/17: Peter Coviello discusses Long Players: A Love Story in Eighteen Songs. He will be joined in conversation with Jessica Hopper. Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 6 p.m., free.

Visit City Lit Books for a conversation with authors Laura Holtz (Warm Transfer) and Sara Connell (Bringing in Finn) as they share their personal stories of crafting books. 6:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 7/18: City Lit Books hosts its monthly Prose and Poetry and Potentially Other Things Open Mic Night! 6:30 p.m., free.

Join host Elyse Nylin at Volumes Bookcafe for their monthly all-women’s comedy night. Featuring performances from Eunji Eunji, Amy Sumpter, Molly Kearney, Brittany Meyer followed by an open mic night. 7 p.m., free.

The Am I Man Enough Storytelling & Podcasting show returns to Women & Children First. Chicago writers and performers will tell personal stories that critically examine the culture of toxic masculinity and the construction of masculinity and manhood. 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 7/19: Head back to Women & Children First for an event featuring Ottessa Moshfegh in conversation with local author Jac Jemc. The pair will be discussing Moshfegh’s forthcoming novel, My Year of Rest and Relaxation. 7 p.m., free.

Join Girls on the Run—Chicago & Volumes Bookcafe for Becoming You, an empowering panel event on how to step outside of your comfort zone and chase your dreams with some of Chicago’s most inspiring women. 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 →