Notable Chicago: 3/1–3/7


Friday 3/1: Women & Children First welcomes Jacinda Bullie and Jaquanda Villegas for a celebration of Fillinz: Put Some Respect On It. 7 p.m., free.

Visit The Book Cellar as authors of the TallGrass Writers Guild present several of their pieces pertaining to the theme of “That Rainy Day.” 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 3/6: The Book Cellar welcomes Doug Wilson and his new book, Let’s Play Two: The Life and Times of Ernie Banks. 6 p.m., free.

Wednesday 3/6: Stephen Mack Jones discusses his new book, Lives Laid Away. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion. 57th Street Books, 6 p.m., free.

Women & Children First hosts the Am I Man Enough? storytelling show and podcast. This installment includes Maya Haughton, LeVan D. Hawkins, Himabindu Poroori, Anne Purky, Tony Ho Tran, and Wil Whedbee. 7 p.m., $5 suggested donation.

Thursday 3/7: Poetry off the Shelf continues at The Poetry Foundation with readings by Richard Blanco, Carolyn Forché, and Javier Zamora. 7 p.m., free.

Visit Women & Children First for a discussion with Jeffreen M. Hayes in celebration of the new book, Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman. Joining Jeffreen in conversation will be Leslie Guy. 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 →