Notable Chicago: 1/24–1/30

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Friday 1/24: Visit Women & Children First for the launch party celebrating Camp Cutlery: A Hunger for Justice, the debut graphic novel by local author Robin Carnilius. 7 p.m., free.

Poetry off the Shelf continues at The Poetry Foundation with a reading by Brenda Shaughnessy. 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 1/25: Volumes Bookcafe hosts the launch of Billy Lombardo’s novel, Morning Will Come. Billy will be joined in conversation by Gina Frangello. 7 p.m., free.

Monday 1/27: Gary Barker discusses his book, The Museum of Lost Love. He will be joined in conversation by Susan Augustine. 57th Street Books, 6 p.m., free.

Wednesday 1/29: Jasmon Drain discusses his story collection, Stateway’s Garden. He will be joined in conversation with Ben Austen. 57th Street Books, 6 p.m., free.

Thursday 1/30: City Lit Books hosts a reading with Dmitry Samarov, author of Soviet Stamps, in conversation with Kyle Beachy, author of The Slide. 6:30 p.m., free.

Women & Children First hosts an author conversation and book-signing for The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia by Emma Copley Eisenberg. Emma will be in conversation with Megan Stielstra. 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 →