Notable Chicago: 3/29–4/4

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Friday 3/29: Women & Children First hosts the book launch party for Fag Hags, Divas and Moms: The Legacy of Straight Women in the AIDS Community by Victoria Noe. Victoria will be joined in conversation by Owen Keehnen. 7 p.m., free.

Sunday 3/31: Samira Ahmed discusses her novel Internment with Kelly Jensen. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion. 57th Street Books, 3 p.m., free.

Monday 4/1: Jonathan Metzl discusses Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America’s Heartland. 57th Street Books, 6 p.m., free.

Wednesday 4/3: Dani McClain reads from her book, We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood. Women & Children First, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 4/4: City Lit Books hosts a conversation with Carson Vaughan, author of Zoo Nebraska: The Dismantling of an American Dream, and Larry Watson. 6:30 p.m., free.

Visit Women & Children First to hear Sally Nuamah read from How Girls Achieve. 7 p.m., free.

Tea Krulos reads from Apocalypse Any Day Now: Deep Underground with America’s Doomsday Preppers. Volumes Bookcafe, 7 p.m., free.

Poetry off the Shelf continues at The Poetry Foundation with readings from University of Chicago professors John Wilkinson and Edgar Garcia. 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 →