Notable Chicago: 3/8–3/14


Saturday 3/9: Amber Tamblyn discusses Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution. Seminary Co-op, 3 p.m., free.

Sunday 3/10: Visit Seminary Co-op for a reading and discussion with Hanif Abdurraqib, author of Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest. Hanif will be joined in conversation by Tara Betts. 3 p.m., free.

Monday 3/11: Poetry off the Shelf continues at The Poetry Foundation with a reading by Rodrigo Toscano. 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 3/12: The Poetry Foundation welcomes Ilya Kaminsky for the next reading in the John Barr Reading Series. 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 3/13: Samantha Allen discusses her book, Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States with Rivka Yeker. Women & Children First, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 3/14: Visit City Lit Books for a reading from It’s Grief: The Dance of Self-Discovery through Trauma and Loss with author Edy Nathan. 6:30 p.m., free.

Don’t miss an author conversation between T Kira Madden and Lindsay Hunter as they discuss Madden’s new memoir, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls. Women & Children First, 7 p.m., free.

The Tangelo Reading Series continues with its thirteenth installment, featuring Jacob Saenz, Kayley Monn, Crystal Stone, and Elise Paschen! 2451 S Oakley Ave, 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 →