Notable Chicago: 3/22–3/28

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Friday 3/22: Visit The Book Cellar as Megan Griswold discusses her new book, The Book of Help: A Memoir in Remedies. 7 p.m., free.

Sunday 3/24: Women & Children First kicks off its fortieth anniversary with a panel discussion with co-founders Ann Christophersen and Linda Bubon and current co-owners Lynn Mooney and Sarah Hollenbeck. The group will be presenting the store’s top ten bestsellers of all time. 4 p.m., free.

Monday 3/25: Pamela Toler discusses her book, Women Warriors: An Unexpected History. Seminary Co-op, 6 p.m., free.

Tuesday 3/26: Dana Grigorcea discusses An Instinctive Feeling of Innocence. She will be joined in conversation by Alta L. Price and Irina Ruvinsky. Seminary Co-op, 6 p.m., free.

Visit City Lit Books for reading from They Took the Kids Last Night: How the Child Protection System Puts Families at Risk with author Diane L. Redleaf. 6:30 p.m., free.

The Book Cellar welcomes Iain S. Thomas to celebrate his new collection of poetry, Every Word You Cannot Say. 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 3/27: Volumes Bookcafe hosts its monthly comedy showcase, You Joke Like a Girl. Sign-up starts at 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 3/28: Visit 57th Street Books as Yuval Taylor discusses Zora and Langston: A Study of Friendship and Betrayal. 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 →