Notable Chicago: 8/31–9/6


Friday 8/31: Head to City Lit Books for a reading and conversation with James R. Gapinski, author of Edge of the Known Bus Line, and Maryse Meijer. 6:30 p.m., free.

Visit Women & Children First for an interactive discussion led by Angela Kenyatta, author of And Whose Life Are You Living Anyway?. 7 p.m., free.

TallGrass Writers are back at The Book Cellar to present “Autumn Memories.” 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 9/4: Visit 57th Street Books for a poetry reading with Tara Skurtu, author of The Amoeba Game, and Faisal Mohyuddin, author of The Displaced Children of Displaced Children. 6 p.m., free.

Women & Children First hosts the launch celebration for The Wildlands by Abby Geni. Abby will be in conversation with Frances de Pontes Peebles. 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 9/5: The Seminary Co-op Bookstore hosts a reading and discussion with Dawn Raffel, author of The Strange Case of Dr. Couney, and Stuart Dybek, author of Ecstatic Cahoots and Paper Lantern. 6 p.m., free.

R. O. Kwon discusses her debut novel The Incendiaries with Rebecca Makkai. Women & Children First, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 9/6: Volumes Bookcafe hosts Deep Dish, its quarterly SciFi and Fantasy reading series. Writers include David D. Levine, Mary Robinette Kowal, Mary Anne Mohanraj, Chris Bauer, and more. 7 p.m., free.

Head back to Women & Children First for the launch celebration for Where the Millennials Will Take Us by Barbara J. Risman. 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 →