Notable Chicago: 10/26–11/1


Friday 10/26: Visit City Lit Books for a conversation with Gayle Brandeis, author of The Art of Misdiagnosis: Surviving My Mother’s Suicide, and Gina Frangello. 6:30 p.m., free.

Women & Children First hosts the founders of March for Our Lives as they present their official, definitive book, Glimmer of Hope: How Tragedy Sparked a Movement. Senn High School (5900 N. Glenwood), 7 p.m., $20 tickets here.

Saturday 10/27: City Lit Books hosts a reading with Ben Gwin, author of Clean Time: The True Story of Ronald Reagan Middleton, Amanda Goldblatt, author of the forthcoming Hard Mouth, and Alex Higley, author of Old Open. 5 p.m., free.

Sunday 10/28: Don’t miss the book launch party for Tammy Letherer’s The Buddha at My Table: How I Found Peace in Betrayal and Divorce. Women & Children First, 6 p.m., free.

Tuesday 10/30: Women & Children First hosts the book launch party for Someday a Bird Will Poop on You, a picture book by Sue Salvi and Megan Kellie. 6 p.m., free.

The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame presents the Fuller Award for Lifetime Achievement to Stuart Dybek. The Poetry Foundation, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 11/1: Poetry off the Shelf continues at The Poetry Foundation with the French Slam Connection. Chicago’s own New Uptown Poetry Ensemble will work with the French poets of UPPERCUT to create a balanced translation that incorporates language and movement. 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 →