Notable Chicago: 6/14–6/20


Friday 6/14: Head to Women & Children First for the book launch party for Time Is the Thing a Body Moves Through by T Fleischmann. Joining Fleischmann will be CM Burroughs and yarrow yes woods. 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 6/15: Visit Volumes Bookcafe for a reading and conversation with authors Jeremy T. Wilson, Adam Kovac, and Hugh Martin. 7 p.m., free.

You’re Being Ridiculous will once again hold its Pride show at Women & Children First. This year’s featured performers are Rita Balzotti, Shawn Cobb, Joshua Friedberg, Jeremy Owens, RC Riley, and Jess White. 7 p.m., $10 donation suggested.

Monday 6/17: Rachel DeWoskin discusses her novel, Banshee.  She will be joined in conversation by Gina Frangello. Seminary Co-op, 6 p.m., free.

Tuesday 6/18: Kathryn Scanlan discusses her new book, Aug 9 – Fog, with Maryse Meijer. Discussion will be followed by a Q&A and book signing. Seminary Co-op, 6 p.m., free.

Wednesday 6/19: Visit Women & Children First for a reading, Q&A, and book signing with Robert W. Fieseler in honor of the paperback release of Tinderbox. Robert will be joined by author Owen Keehnen. 7 p.m., free.

Johanna Fernandez is in conversation with Page May to discuss Writing on the Wall: Selected Prison Writings of Mumia Abu-Jamal. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion. 57th Street Books, 6 p.m., free.

Dani Shapiro discusses her latest book, Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love, with a Q&A and signing to follow. Seminary Co-op, 6 p.m., free.

Thursday 6/20: Josh Denslow discusses his story collection, Not Everyone Is Special with Kamil Ahsan. Seminary Co-op, 6 p.m., free.

Women & Children First hosts a reading, audience Q&A, and book signing for Evidence of Being by Darius Bost. 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 →