Notable Chicago: 10/5–10/11


Friday 10/5: Visit Women & Children First for a poetry reading featuring Britteney Black Rose Kapri and José Olivarez, in celebration of their new books Black Queer Hoe and Citizen Illegal. 7 p.m., free.

Sunday 10/7: Sarah Schulman reads from her new novel, Maggie Terry. Women & Children First, 5 p.m., free.

Monday 10/8: The Book Cellar hosts a whiskey tasting and book signing with Lew Bryson, author of Tasting Whiskey. 6 p.m., free.

Tuesday 10/9: Poetry off the Shelf continues at The Poetry Foundation with a reading by Tom Pickard. 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 10/10: Celebrate Poetry Day with a reading by select MacArthur Fellowship recipients Linda Bierds, Peter Cole, and Brad Leithauser. The Poetry Foundation, 6 p.m., free.

Women & Children First welcomes Laura van den Berg and Catherine Lacey for a reading and conversation about their most recent books, The Third Hotel and Certain American States. 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 10/11: Visit The Book Cellar to celebrate the launch of Deborah Gang’s debut novel, The Half-Life of Everything. 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 →