Notable Chicago: 7/5–7/11

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Friday 7/5: Lisa Duggan discusses Mean Girl: Ayn Rand and the Culture of Greed, in conversation with Lauren Berlant. Seminary Co-op, 6 p.m., free.

Saturday 7/6: Volumes Bookcafe hosts the chapbook release for Naomi Washer’s American Girl Doll. Naomi will be joined by Jan-Henry Gray, Maya Marshall, and Sara Goodman. 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 7/9: Andrew Shaffer discusses Hope Rides Again. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion. 57th Street Books, 6 p.m., free.

Thursday 7/11: Adam Waytz discusses The Power of Human: How Our Shared Humanity Can Help Us Create a Better World. Seminary Co-op, 6 p.m., free.

Women & Children First welcomes Deborah Shapiro for a reading, conversation, and book signing in honor of her new novel, The Summer Demands. Deborah will be in conversation with Kathleen Rooney. 7 p.m., free.

Volumes Bookcafe welcomes Juliet Escoria (Juliet the Maniac), Mary Miller (Biloxi), Elizabeth Ellen (Person/a), and Amanda Goldblatt (Hard Mouth) for a group reading. 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 →