Notable Chicago: 9/14–9/20


Friday 9/14: Women & Children First welcomes Blanche Wiesen Cook for a reading and conversation devoted to her three-volume biography of Eleanor Roosevelt. Blanche will be joined by the founders of the bookstore to moderate the conversation. 7 p.m., free.

Mikkel Rosengaard (The Invention of Ana) and Maxim Loskutoff (Come West and See) will be at The Book Cellar to discuss their new books! 7 p.m., free.

Sunday 9/16: Don’t miss the thirty-first annual Hyde Park Children’s Book Fair! 1300 E. 57th  Street, 11 a.m., free,

Monday 9/17: Essay Fiesta comes to The Book Cellar once again for an evening of Live Lit! 7 p.m., donations to 826CHI encouraged.

Tuesday 9/18: The Open Door Reading Series continues at the Poetry Foundation with readings by Hannah Gamble and her students Sonya Ellis and Melissa Blount, and Jonah Mixon-Webster and his student Avieal Jones. 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 9/20: Women & Children First celebrates the release of Night Moves by Jessica Hopper. For this event, Hopper will be interviewed by Megan Stielstra. 7 p.m., free.

Abby Geni returns to The Book Cellar to celebrate the release of her new novel The Wildlands. 7 p.m., free.

Poetry off the Shelf at The Poetry Foundation welcomes Joseph O. Legaspi, Suman Chhabra, and Duy Ba Doan. 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 →