Notable Chicago: 7/19–7/25


Friday 7/19: Visit 57th Street Books for a reading from two debut poetry collections: Erika Sánchez’s Lessons on Explusion and Emily Skaja’s Brute. 6 p.m., free.

Women & Children First hosts Kristen Arnett for a reading, conversation, and book signing for her debut novel, Mostly Dead Things. For this event, Kristen will be in conversation with Lindsay Hunter. 7 p.m., free.

John Corbett reads from his book, Pick Up the Pieces: Excursions in Seventies Music. The Book Cellar, 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 7/20: Visit 57th Street Books for an event featuring John Hare’s book, Field Trip to the Moon, accompanied by a rocket-making activity by educators from the Museum of Science and Industry. 2 p.m., free.

Wednesday 7/24: Don’t miss Poetry Night at The Book Cellar featuring Sara Matson (electric grandma), Jacob Saenz (Throwing the Crown), Olivia Cronk, and Philip Sorenson. 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 7/25: Linda Godfrey reads from I Know What I Saw: Modern-Day Encounters with Monsters of New Urban Legend and Ancient Lore. The Book Cellar, 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 →