Notable Chicago: 7/27–8/2

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Saturday 7/28: Don’t miss the Third Annual Chicago Poetry Block Party. Performances include Tasha, Brandon Markell Holmes, Eve L. Ewing, Danez Smith, avery r. young, and the CPBP House Band. Austin Town Hall (5620 W Lake), 3 p.m., free.

Women & Children First hold their Annual Used Book Sale. The sale is an annual tradition benefiting The Women’s Voices Fund, the non-profit arm of the store that supports all of its programming and events. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., free.

Sunday 7/29: Women & Children First hold their Annual Used Book Sale. The sale is an annual tradition benefiting The Women’s Voices Fund, the non-profit arm of the store that supports all of its programming and events. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., free.

Monday 7/30: Visit The Book Cellar to hear Mark Andersen and Ralph Heibutzki discuss their new book, We Are The Clash: Reagan, Thatcher, and the Last Stand of a Band That Mattered. 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 7/31: Kelli Korducki discusses Hard To Do: The Surprising, Feminist History of Breaking Up. Seminary Co-op, 6 p.m., free.

Wednesday 8/1: Women & Children First hosts a reading, conversation, and book-signing with Porochista Khakpour for her new memoir, Sick. Porochista will be in conversation with Megan Stielstra. 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 8/2: Visit the Seminary Co-op Bookstore for a panel discussion with Arjun Singh Sethi, Kalia Abiade, Niketa Brar, and Bassem Kawar celebrating the publication of American Hate: Survivors Speak Out. 6 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 →