Notable Chicago: 12/7–12/13

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Friday 12/7: Caitlin Kunkel, Brooke Preston, Fiona Taylor, and Carrie Wittmer read from New Erotica for Feminists: Satirical Fantasies of Love, Lust, and Equal Pay. Women & Children First, 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 12/8: Syleena Johnson will discuss and sign her book, The Weight is Over: My Journey to Loving My Body from the Outside In. The Book Cellar, 5 p.m., free.

Bruce Lincoln discusses Apples and Oranges: Explorations In, On, and With Comparison. He will be joined in conversation by Marshall Sahlins. Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 3 p.m., free.

Tuesday 12/11: Poetry off the Shelf continues at The Poetry Foundation with a reading by Chase Twichell. 7 p.m., free.

The Book Cellar welcomes Jonathan Eig (Ali) and Josh Noel (Barrel-Aged Stout and Selling Out) to discuss and sign their books. 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 12/12: Authors Bryan Gruley, Michael Harvey, and Lori Rader-Day discuss their latest books at The Hidden Shamrock. 6 p.m., free.

Barbara Ransby reads from Making All Black Lives Matter: Reimagining Freedom in the Twenty-First Century. Women & Children First, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 12/13: Don’t miss December’s Tangelo reading, featuring Josh Watkins, Jen Finstrom, and Ida Cuttler. 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 →