Notable Chicago: 1/18–1/24


Friday 1/18: Visit The Poetry Foundation for the Library Book Club to read from and discuss Ghost Of by Diana Khoi Nguyen. 12:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 1/19: Patrick Lohier discusses his book Radiant Night with Doug Siebold. 57th Street Books, 3 p.m., free.

Visit City Lit Books for a poetry reading featuring Kenyatta Rogers, Jacob Saenz, David Welch, Kyle Churney, and Matt Kelsey. 5:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 1/23: Join SYA Cofounder Amelia Bonow and local abortion storytellers to share stories from the anthology, Shout Your Abortion. Women & Children First, 7 p.m., free.

Volumes Bookcafe hosts You Joke Like a Girl: Monthly Comedy Showcase. Sign-up at 7 p.m., show begins at 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 1/24: The Book Cellar welcomes Steve Dolinsky as he talks about his book, Pizza City, USA: Why Chicago is America’s Greatest Pizza Town. There will be pizza! 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 →