Notable Chicago: 10/18–10/24
Friday 10/18: Visit Women & Children First for a reading celebrating new poetry collections by Hanif Abdurraqib (A Fortune for Your Disaster), Shira Erlichman (Odes to Lithium), and Paige Lewis (Space Struck). 7 p.m., free.
Sunday 10/20: Women & Children First hosts an author conversation with Jennifer Pastiloff and Megan Stielstra in celebration of Jen’s new memoir, On Being Human. 4 p.m., free.
Monday 10/21: Seminary Co-op hosts a discussion with Morgan Parker, author of Who Put This Song On. Morgan will be in conversation with Tara Betts. 6 p.m., free.
Essay Fiesta returns to The Book Cellar for an evening of Live Lit! 7 p.m., donations to 826 Chicago encouraged.
Ann Patchett presents The Dutch House. Wilson Abbey, 7 p.m., $31, tickets available here.
Tuesday 10/22: Women & Children First welcomes Bonnie Jo Campbell to discuss the film adaptation of her novel, Once Upon a River, with the film’s director, singer-songwriter Haroula Rose. 7 p.m., free.
Wednesday 10/23: Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris will be at The Book Cellar to talk about their new book, For Your Consideration: Keanu Reeves. 7 p.m., free.
Visit The Poetry Foundation for a joint book launch of Everything Must Go and Can I Kick It?, featuring Chicago poet and editor Kevin Coval and award-winning BreakBeat poet and playwright Idris Goodwin. 7 p.m., free.
Women & Children First celebrates the release of Born in Syn by Beth Kander. Beth will be in conversation with Mary Anne Mohanraj. 7 p.m., free.
Thursday 10/24: The Book Cellar hosts Aaron Cohen for the launch of his new book, Move On Up: Chicago Soul Music and Black Cultural Power. 7 p.m., free.
Poetry off the Shelf continues at The Poetry Foundation with a reading featuring Poetry contributor Susan Kinsolving and author and editor Devin Johnston. 7 p.m., free.
Visit Volumes Bookcafe to celebrate the release of Sue Burke’s novel, Interference. 7 p.m., free.
It’s a busy week at Women & Children First! Head back to the store as they welcome Jeanette Winterson for a reading and book signing in honor of Frankissstein. 7 p.m., free.
If you have an event listing you’d like us to consider, please contact [email protected].
Logo art by Max Winter.