Notable Chicago: 1/25–1/31

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Friday 1/25: Women & Children First hosts the book launch party for Someday We Will Fly by Rachel DeWoskin. 7 p.m., free.

Sunday 1/27: City Lit Books hosts Tom Hunt as he reads from his new thriller, One Fatal Mistake. 3:30 p.m., free.

Don’t miss the Sunday Salon Chicago reading series with Ian Morris, Simone Muench, Kenyatta Rogers, and Kathleen Rooney. The Reveler Chicago, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 1/29: Visit The Poetry Foundation to celebrate the 2018 Drinking Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize winners, Thiahera Nurse and Andrew E. Colarusso, for their chapbooks Some Girls Survive on Their Sorcery Alone and Creance; or, Comest Thou Cosmic Nazarite: Poems, respectively. 7 p.m., free.

Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen present their book, An Anonymous Girl, at The Book Cellar. 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 1/30: Visit Women & Children First for the Am I Man Enough? storytelling show and podcast featuring stories of toxic masculinity and the construction of manhood. The January lineup includes Maya Haughton, LeVan D. Hawkins, Himabindu Poroori, Anne Purky, Tony Ho Tran, and Wil Whedbee. 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 1/31: Women & Children First hosts a joint book launch for E. Patrick Johnson’s Black. Queer. Southern. Women. and Black Feminism Reimagined by Jennifer C. Nash. 7 p.m., free.

Stacie Williams discusses Bizarro Worlds: Jonathan Lethem’s The Fortress of Solitude, her new book for Fiction Advocate’s AFTERWORDS series. Stacie will be joined in conversation by Tara Betts, and a Q&A and signing will follow the discussion. Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 6 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 →