Notable Chicago: 8/2–8/8


Friday 8/2: Women & Children First hosts the Am I Man Enough storytelling show presented by Ada Cheng. Lineup includes Israel Antonio, Rogelia Lily Ibarra, Jill Millman, and Nadine Warner. 7 p.m., $5 suggested donation.

Tuesday 8/6: Volumes Bookcafe welcomes Caitlin Horrocks, author of the forthcoming novel The Vexations and Deborah Shapiro, author of The Summer Demands. 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 8/7: Visit Women & Children First for the launch celebration of Gregg Shapiro’s two new poetry collections: More Poems About Buildings and Food and Sunshine State. 7 p.m., free.

The Book Cellar Book Club meets to discuss The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai. Rebecca will be in attendance to discuss the book and answer any questions. 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 8/8: City Lit Books hosts a reading by David Marlett, author of American Red. 6:30 p.m., free.

Visit Women & Children First for a reading, conversation, and discussion in honor of The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo. Claire will be in conversation with Elizabeth Taylor. 7 p.m., free.

Christopher Boucher discusses his book, Big Giant Floating Head, in conversation with Joe Scapellato (The Made-Up Man). 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 →