Notable Chicago: 5/24–5/30


Friday 5/24: Women & Children First welcomes Ryann Donnelly as she discusses her new book, Justify My Love: Sex, Subversion, and Music Video, with Jessica Hopper. 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 5/25: Fannie Rushing discusses Breaking the Chains, Forging the Nation: The Afro-Cuban Fight for Freedom and Equality, 1812-1912. Seminary Co-op, 3 p.m., free.

Tuesday 5/28: Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen discusses The Ideas That Made America: A Brief History. She will be joined in conversation by Joel Issac. Seminary Co-op, 6 p.m., free.

Visit Women & Children First as they welcome Jasmine Warga for the release of her new YA novel, Other Words for Home. Jasmine will be joined by Laura Ruby. 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 5/29: Don’t miss the book launch party for Tracy Richardson’s The Field. Women & Children First, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 5/30: Women & Children First welcomes Kathleen Belew for the paperback launch of her book, Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America. Kathleen will be in conversation with Mark Bazer. 7 p.m., free.

Sheila Heti reads from a new text that springs out of artist Liz Magor’s work and is included in the forthcoming catalogue for Blowout, Magor’s solo exhibition at the Renaissance Society. 6 p.m., Swift Hall, free.

The Book Cellar welcomes Arvin Ahmadi for the launch of his new book, Girl Gone Viral. 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 →