Notable Chicago: 4/19–4/25


Friday 4/19: Volumes Bookcafe hosts irish trees: A Celebration of Eileen Myles with featured readers Megan Pietz, Amanda Rozmer, Anna McColgan, and Chris Rife. 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 4/20: Briallen Hopper discusses Hard to Love: Essays and Confessions. She will be joined in conversation by Adrienne Brown and Angelica Jade Bastién. Seminary Co-op, 3 p.m., free.

Tuesday 4/23: The Book Cellar welcomes Nell Freudenberger in conversation with Megan O’Grady to celebrate Nell’s book, Lost and Wanted. 7 p.m., free.

Poetry off the Shelf continues at The Poetry Foundation with Natasha Trethewey and Charles Wright. 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 4/24: Visit Women & Children First for an author conversation with Miriam Toews and Lindsay Hunter. They will be discussing Miriam’s forthcoming novel, Women Talking. 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 4/25: George Lakey and Sameena Mustafa discuss George’s new book, How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning. Women & Children First, 7 p.m., free.

Editors Steven Mayers and Jonathan Freeman discuss Solito, Solita: Crossing Borders with Youth Refugees from Central America. Volumes Bookcafe, 7 p.m., free.

The Poetry Foundation hosts Poetry magazine’s seasonal party! The event will include performances by Eloisa Amezcua, Paige Lewis, and Alyssa Moore. Subscription specials, individual issues, and refreshments will be available. 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 →