Notable Chicago: 8/30–9/5

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Friday 8/30: Rachel DeWoskin discusses her latest novel, Banshee, at Women & Children First. Rachel will be in conversation with Emily Rapp Black. 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 8/31: Visit The Book Cellar for a night of comedy with The Kates! 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 9/3: Ocean Vuong discusses On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, in conversation with Emily Jungmin Yoon. Seminary Co-op, 6 p.m., free.

Volumes Bookcafe welcomes Anthony McCann, author of the new book, Shadowlands: Fear and Freedom at the Oregon Standoff. 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 9/4: Women & Children First welcomes Heather Corinna and Isabella Rotman for the release of their new graphic novel guide, Wait, What? A Comic Book Guide to Relationships, Bodies, and Growing Up. 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 9/5: Head to Women & Children First to celebrate the release of Strange Birds by local author Celia C. Pérez. 7 p.m., free.

The Book Cellar welcomes The Adler Planetarium as their book group discusses Nancy Atkinson’s Eight Years to the Moon: The History of the Apollo Missions. The Adler’s VP of Astronomy and Collections, Andrew Johnston will moderate. 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 →