Notable Chicago: 11/30–12/6


Friday 11/30: Women & Children First hosts a reading and conversation in celebration of the new anthology, The Long Term: Resisting Life Sentences Working Toward Freedom. Featuring editors Erica Meiners and Jill Petty, and contributors Tara Betts, Monica Cosby, Deana Lewis, and Maya Schenwar. 7 p.m., free.

Poetry off the Shelf continues at The Poetry Foundation with a reading by Ishion Hutchinson. 7 p.m., free.

Juliana Spahr reads from her new book Du Bois’s Telegram: Literary Resistance and State Containment57th Street Books. , 6 p.m., free.

Monday 12/3: Erin Gibson will be at The Book Cellar to talk about her book, Feminasty: The Complicated Woman’s Guide to Surviving the Patriarchy Without Drinking Herself to Death. 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 12/4: William von Hippel will discuss The Social Leap: The New Evolutionary Science of Who We Are, Where We Come From, and What Makes Us Happy. 57th Street Books, 6 p.m., free.

Bryan Gurley will discuss his latest novel Bleak Harbor with Jonathan Eig. The Book Cellar, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 12/5: Elizabeth Berg reads from her new novel, Night of Miracles. Women & Children First, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 12/6: Ted Van Alst will be at The Book Cellar to talk about his new book, Sacred Smokes. 7 p.m., free.

Jenn Stroud Rossmann presents her debut novel The Place You’re Supposed to Laugh, in conversation with Nami Mun. Women & Children First, 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 →