Notable Chicago: 5/10–5/16


Friday 5/10: Visit The Poetry Foundation for the opening celebration of Yoko Ono: Poetry, Painting, Music, Objects, Events, and Wish Trees, featuring screenings of Ono’s films Eyeblink, Fly, Cut Piece, and Match Piece. 6 p.m., free.

Saturday 5/11: The Book Cellar hosts Thomas Burke as he reads from and discusses his debut novel, Eastbound into the Cosmos. 6 p.m., free.

Tuesday 5/14: Women & Children First hosts Celeste Ng in celebration of the paperback release of Little Fires Everywhere. Celeste will be joined in conversation by Eve L. Ewing. The event will be held across the street at the Swedish American Museum. 7 p.m., tickets here include a copy of the book.

Wednesday 5/15: Visit Women & Children First to hear Rachel Louise Snyder read from No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us. 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 5/16: Celebrate Morgan Parker’s new poetry collection, Magical Negro. Parker will be joined in conversation with poet, singer, and teaching artist Jamila Woods. Women & Children First, 7 p.m., free.

Jane Solomon will be at The Book Cellar to discuss her book, The Dictionary of Difficult Words. She will be joined in conversation by Rachel Hinton. 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 →