Notable Chicago: 2/22–2/28


Friday 2/22: City Lit Books hosts a reading featuring Reema Zaman, author of the new memoir I Am Yours. 6:30 p.m., free.

Women & Children First hosts a reading and conversation with Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha in celebration of their book, Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice. 7 p.m., free.

Maryse Meijer reads from her new story collection Rag, and is in conversation with Kevin Elliott. 57th Street Books, 6 p.m., free.

Saturday 2/23: The Northwestern University School of Professional Studies presents NU instructors Rebecca Makkai and Gerald Butters in conversation about Makkai’s latest novel, The Great Believers. Volumes Bookcafe, 6:30 p.m., free.

Sunday 2/24: Visit City Lit Books for a poetry reading featuring Jay Besemer, Jose-Luis Moctezuma, Alix Anne Shaw, and m. forajter. 3:30 p.m., free.

Don’t miss the launch party for Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos, the new graphic memoir from Lucy Knisley. Women & Children First, 4 p.m., free.

Tuesday 2/26: Authors Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen present An Anonymous Girl at The Book Cellar. 7 p.m., free.

Bestselling author Leila Slimani joins he University of Chicago Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the Seminary Co-op Bookstores for the En tête-à-tête series. Slimani will read from her debut novel Adèle, and discuss the work with Khalid Lyamlahy. Seminary Co-op Bookstores, 6 p.m., free.

Wednesday 2/27: Anissa Gray reads from The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls. Women & Children First, 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 →