Notable Chicago: 5/31–6/6


Friday 5/31: Visit The Book Cellar for a tribute to recently passed poet Tony Hoagland as guests read from his posthumously released The Art of Voice: Poetic Principles and Practice. 7 p.m., free.

Monday 6/3: Lorraine Daston discusses Against Nature in conversation with Gabriel Richardson Lear. Seminary Co-op, 6 p.m., free.

Julissa Arce discusses Someone Like Me: How One Undocumented Girl Fought for her American Dream. She will be joined in conversation by José Olivarez. 57th Street Books, 6 p.m., free.

Tuesday 6/4: Women & Children First hosts the book launch party for Jessie Ann Foley’s Sorry for Your Loss. 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 6/5: Shalini Shankar discusses Beeline: What Spelling Bees Reveal About Generation Z’s New Path to Success. She will be joined in conversation by Summerson Carr. Seminary Co-op, 3 p.m., free.

Epic Reads presents “Epic Pride” with Kheryn Callender, Tehlor Kay Mejia, Abdi Nazemian, and Angelo Surmelis. Women & Children First, 7 p.m., free.

Volumes Bookcafe hosts an author conversation with Sarah Gailey (Magic for Liars) and Ferrett Steinmetz (The Sol Majestic). 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 6/6: Women & Children First hosts Eve Ensler in honor of her new book, The Apology. This event will include a reading, a conversation with Eve Ensler and Donna Seaman, audience Q&A, and book signing. Swedish American Museum (5211 N Clark), 7 p.m., tickets here include a copy of the book.


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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 →