Notable Chicago: 11/2–11/8


Friday 11/2: The Chicago Humanities Festival continues with readings and events across the city, many of which are free. View the schedule here.

Visit Women & Children First for a reading celebrating Karen Finley’s latest book Grabbing Pussy. 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 11/3: French author Éric Vuillard will be at The Book Cellar to discuss his new book, The Order of the Day. He will be in translation and conversation with Associate Professor of French at Loyola University, Dr. David Posner. 6 p.m., free.

Monday 11/5: City Lit Books hosts a reading from Freebase Ain’t Free by Holle Thee Maxwell and David A. Kozin. The authors will be joined by music historian Jake Austen and journalist James Porter. 6:30 p.m., free.

Don’t miss the world premiere screening of Three World War I Poems, commemorating the centenary of the WWI Armistice, created in partnership by the Poetry Foundation and Manual Cinema. 7 p.m., free.

Glory Edim presents Well-Read Black Girl, in conversation with Charlene A. Carruthers, author of Unapologetic. American Writer’s Museum, 6:30 p.m., $12/free for members, tickets here.

Tuesday 11/6: David Bajo will discuss his novel, The Ensenada Public Library. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion. 57th Street Books, 6 p.m., free.

Wednesday 11/7: Ria Brodell reads from her new book, Butch Heroes. Women & Children First, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 11/8: Women & Children First presents Where are the Women in Translation?, featuring readings from and discussions with Aviya Kushner, Kay Heikkinen, Amaia Gabantxo, and Alta L. Price. 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 →