Notable Chicago: 11/9–11/15


Friday 11/9: The Chicago Humanities Festival wraps up with readings and events through Sunday. Full schedule here.

Visit Women & Children First for a conversation with Linda Kay Klein and Deborah Jian Lee as they discuss Linda’s new book, Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement That Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free. 7 p.m., free.

Sunday 11/11: Norman C. Ellstrand discusses Sex on the Kitchen Table: The Romance of Plants and Your Food. He will be joined in conversation by Krissa Skogen and Nyree Zerega. 57th Street Books, 4 p.m., free.

Monday 11/12: Poetry off the Shelf continues at The Poetry Foundation with a reading by Anne Waldman. 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 11/13: The Book Cellar presents a reading by Susan Orlean and her new book, The Library Book. Harold Washington Library, 6 p.m., free.

Wednesday 11/14: The Poetry Foundation presents Poetry & Music: Fonema Consort, inspired by Latin American artists and writers Clarice Lispector, Roberto Matta, and Chavela Vargas. 7 p.m., free.

Women & Children First presents Chicago Mavens of Crime Fiction: Sara Paretsky, Libby Fischer Hellmann, and Lori Rader-Day. 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 11/15: Visit Women & Children First for a poetry reading celebrating the chapbook Wi(d)th by Noah Fields. Joining Fields will be Jesse Baer. 7 p.m., free.

Unabridged Bookstore welcomes poet Ruben Quesada to celebrate the release of his new book, Revelations. Ruben will be joined by T. Clutch Fleischmann, Tara Betts, and Kenyatta Rogers. 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 →