Notable Chicago: 9/6–9/12


Monday 9/9: Women & Children First hosts a midnight release of The Testaments, the anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Chicago Abortion Fund. 8 p.m. to 11:45 p.m.

Tuesday 9/10: Women & Children First welcomes Susan Jane Gilman for a reading and book signing in celebration of her new novel, Donna Has Left the Building. 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 9/11: Head to Volumes Bookcafe for the Pour One Out: Monthly Storytelling Series hosted by Ada Cheng. This month’s lineup includes Elliot Besmann, Karen Clanton, Mae Flores, Jackie Kaplan-Perkins, Paula Krasny, Jerry Emeka, Chhun Singha, and Roxie Tucker. 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 9/12: Visit Women & Children First for the release of These Are Love(d) Letters by Ames Hawkins. Hawkins will be interviewed by Barrie Jean Borich. 7 p.m., free.

Chicago native Alex Poppe will be at Volumes Bookcafe to release her new novel, Moxie. She will be joined by Patricia Ann McNair. 7 p.m., free.

The Poetry Foundation hosts a reading, screening, and discussion with Ours Poetica curator Paige Lewis, series producer John Green, and special guest Kaveh Akbar. 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 →