Notable Chicago: 11/8–11/14


Friday 11/8: Women & Children First hosts an event at The Swedish American Museum in honor of Carmen Maria Machado’s forthcoming memoir, In the Dream House. For this event, Carmen Maria Machado will be in conversation with Emil Ferris. 7 p.m., free with registration.

Saturday 11/9: Tim Johnston will read from his novel, The Current, at The Book Stall in Winnetka. 2 p.m., free.

Sunday 11/10: Women & Children First, in partnership with Loyola University Chicago’s Women’s Studies & Gender Studies Program, welcomes Rebecca Traister to The Wilson Abbey for a conversation with Megan Stielstra about Traister’s most recent book, Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger. Tickets available here.

Monday 11/11: Seminary Co-op hosts a reading with Jericho Brown, author of The Tradition, and Ilya Kaminsky, author of Deaf Republic. They will be joined in conversation by Tara Betts. 6 p.m., free.

Tuesday 11/12: City Lit Books hosts a reading with Lewis Raven Wallace, author of The View from Somewhere: Undoing the Myth of Journalistic Objectivity. 6:30 p.m., free.

Poetry off the Shelf continues at The Poetry Foundation with readings by John James and Dorothea Lasky. 7 p.m., free.

Women & Children First hosts Lindy West at The Wilson Abbey for a reading, audience Q&A, and book signing for her essay collection, The Witches Are Coming. 7 p.m., tickets here include a copy of the book.

Wednesday 11/13: The Book Cellar welcomes Chris L. Terry to celebrate the launch of his second novel, Black Card. 7 p.m., free.

Women & Children First welcomes Lara Prescott to celebrate her new novel, The Secrets We Kept. For this event, Lara will be in conversation with Rebecca Makkai. 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 11/14: Visit City Lit Books for readings and conversation with Kate Wisel, author of Driving in Cars with Homeless Men, and Jeremy T. Wilson, author of Adult Teeth. 6:30 p.m., free.

Women & Children First hosts Lewis Raven Wallace for a conversation with Tracy Baim in honor of Wallace’s new book, The View from Somewhere: Undoing the Myth of Journalistic Objectivity. 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 →