Notable Chicago: 9/27–10/3


Friday 9/27: Visit City Lit Books for the September installment of The Filling Station reading series. September readers include Faisal Mohyuddin and Rebecca Morgan Frank. 6:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 9/28: The Book Cellar welcomes J. Ryan Stradal to discuss his new novel, The Lager Queen of Minnesota. 4:30 p.m., free.

Sunday 9/29: The Well-Read Black Girl Book Group meets to discuss Everything Inside: Stories by Edwidge Danticat. Women & Children First, 1 p.m., free.

Tuesday 10/1: Head to City Lit Books for a reading with Jake Hinkson, author of Dry County. 6:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 10/2: StoryStudio Chicago presents Garth Greenwell, in conversation with Rebecca Makkai. Harold Washington Library, 6 p.m., free.

Head to Women & Children First for a reading, Q&A, and book signing with Gregory Michie for his new book, Same As It Never Was: Notes on a Teacher’s Return to the Classroom. 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 10/3: Don’t miss readings from Brian Birnbaum, author of Emerald City, and Kate Gehan, author of The Girl & the Fox Pirate. Following the readings, the two authors will be in conversation about their work. City Lit Books, 6:30 p.m., free.

Celebrate Poetry Day and the 30th anniversary of the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship with a reading by some of the 2019 Fellows: Franny Choi, Jane Huffman, Justin Phillip Reed, and Michael Wasson. Harold Washington Library, 6 p.m., free.

Women & Children First hosts the release of Right after the Weather by Carol Anshaw. Carol will be in conversation with Jane Hamilton. Please note this event will be held at the Swedish American Museum (5211 N. Clark St). 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 →