Notable Chicago: 11/16–11/22

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Friday 11/16: Visit Women & Children First for the chapbook launch of Meteorites by S. Brook Corfman, Joining them will be Rachel Mennies, beyza ozer, and Xandria Phillips. 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 11/17: Jennifer Steele will discuss her book, A House in Its Hunger. She will be joined in conversation by Tara Betts. Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 3 p.m., free.

Sunday 11/18: Comic artist Yvan Alagbé will discuss his book, Yellow Negroes and Other Imaginary Creatures. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion. Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 3 p.m., free.

Monday 11/19: Pavlos Roufos will read from A Happy Future is a Thing of the Past: The Greek Crisis and Other Disasters. Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 6 p.m., free.

Monday 11/19: Essay Fiesta Turns 9! Visit the Book Cellar for an evening of live lit with Jeremy Owens, David MacLean, and more. 7 p.m., donations to 826CHI encouraged.

Tuesday 11/20: The Open Door Reading Series continues at The Poetry Foundation with readings by Ed Roberson and his student Jacob Saenz, and avery r. young and his student Nile Lansana. 7 p.m., free.

Join City Lit Books for their monthly Prose and Poetry and Potentially Other Things Open Mic Night. Enjoy drinks and great readings! 6:30 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 →