Notable Chicago: 6/21–6/27


Friday 6/21: The Filling Station reading series welcomes Michael Bazzett and Alison C. Rollins. City Lit Books, 6:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 6/22: Alison C. Rollins discusses Library of Small Catastrophes. She will be joined in conversation by Tara Betts. Seminary Co-op, 3 p.m., free.

Sunday 6/23: Visit City Lit Books for reading from A Suffragette in America: Reflections on Prisoners, Pickets and Political Change by Sylvia Pankhurst, edited by Katherine Connelly. 3:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 6/26: Women & Children First welcomes C. Heike Schotten as she reads from Queer Terror: Life, Death and Desire in the Settler Colony. 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 6/25: Join local blues experts Bruce Iglauer and Patrick A. Roberts for a discussion about their new book, Bitten by the Blues: The Alligator Records Story. Harold Washington Library, 6 p.m., free.

Thursday 6/27: Visit Seminary Co-op for a reading with Catherine Chung, author of The Tenth Muse, and Aaron Shulman, author of The Age of Disenchantments. 6 p.m., free.

Volumes Bookcafe hosts the book release party for Shit I’ve Cried About by Smeyer (Sarah Meyer). 7 p.m., free.

Visit Women & Children First for the launch celebration of Aleksandar Hemon’s new books, My Parents: An Introduction /This Does Not Belong to You. Hemon will be in conversation with Nami Mun. 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 →