Notable Chicago: 11/23–11/29


Saturday 11/24: Support your local bookstore on Small Business Saturday! Visit one of the many bookstores we feature: Women and Children First, The Book Cellar, City Lit Books, Unabridged Bookstore, 57th Street Books, and more.

Tuesday 11/27: Stephanie Strohm will be at The Book Cellar to celebrate the release of her new novel, Love à La Mode. 7 p.m., free.

Poetry off the Shelf continues at The Poetry Foundation with readings by Kristen Tracy and Bob Hicok. 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 11/28: Don’t miss an author conversation with Idra Novey and Cristina Henriquez as they discuss Idra’s novel, Those Who Knew. Women & Children First. 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 11/29: Women & Children First hosts the book launch party for Hardly Children by Laura Adamczyk, with special guest Catherine Lacey. 7 p.m., free.

Michael Harvey will be at The Book Cellar to talk about his newest novel, Pulse. 7 p.m., free.

The Poetry Foundation hosts another Poetry off the Shelf event with Erika Meitner, Chen Chen, and Geffrey Davis. 7 p.m., free.

Volumes Bookcafe hosts the Hypertext Review Fall 2018 Launch & Reading. 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 →