Notable Chicago: 2/1–2/7


Friday 2/1: Daisy Johnson will discuss her new novel, Everything Under, with Laura Adamczyk. Women & Children First, 7 p.m., free.

Visit The Book Cellar to hear Rhonda Erwin read from her new book, Deep in the Heart of Mumbai. 7 p.m., free.

Gregg Hurwitz visits Volumes Bookcafe on his nationwide tour for his newest thriller, Out of the Dark. He will be joined by author Bryan Gruley presenting his new book, Bleak Harbor. 7 p.m., free.

Sunday 2/3: Randal Jelks discusses Faith and Struggle in the Lives of Four African Americans: Ethel Waters, Mary Lou Williams, Eldridge Cleaver and Muhammad Ali. Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 3 p.m., free.

Monday 2/4: The Seminary Co-op Bookstore hosts a discussion with Brett Colasacco, editor of Sightings: Reflections on Religion in Public Life. He will be joined in conversation by Martin E. Marty, Willemien Otten, and Richard A. Rosengarten. 6 p.m., free.

Tuesday 2/5: Poetry off the Shelf continues at The Poetry Foundation with a reading by Tarfia Faizullah. 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 2/6: Women & Children First welcomes Chloe Benjamin for The Immortalists paperback tour. Chloe will be in conversation with Rebecca Makkai. 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 2/7: Rosemary Davis visits The Book Cellar to discuss her new memoir, Before They Left Us. 7 p.m., free.

Celebrate the opening of The Lushness of Print, featuring work from Samiya Bashir’s Poetry Salon and broadside series at Reed College with Letra Chueca Press, a woman- and Latinx-owned printing press that uses traditional machines and techniques. Featuring a talk and walk-through of the exhibition with Bashir and del Mar, and a demonstration of a letterpress. Guests will be welcome to print and take home a broadside commemorating the exhibition opening. Poetry Foundation, 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 →