Notable Chicago: 2/14–2/20


Sunday 2/16: Joshua Myers discusses We Are Worth Fighting For: A History of the Howard University Protest of 1989. He will joined in conversation with Dr. Makita Shabazz-Kheperu. Seminary Co-op, 3 p.m., free.

Monday 2/17: Gabriel Bump discusses his novel, Everywhere You Don’t Belong. He will be joined in conversation by Audrey Petty. Seminary Co-op, 6 p.m., free.

Tuesday 2/18: Michael Heller discusses Telescope: Selected Poems. He will be joined in conversation by Peter O’Leary. Seminary Co-op, 6 p.m., free.

Ander Monson discusses his books I Will Take the Answer: Essays and The Gnome Stories. 57th Street Books, 6 p.m., free.

The Open Door Reading Series continues at The Poetry Foundation with Rashayla Marie Brown and student Imani Love, and Philip Jenks and student Charles Danoff. 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 2/19: Head to Women & Children First for a reading, audience Q&A, and book signing for My Autobiography of Carson McCullers by Jenn Shapland. 7 p.m., free.

The Book Cellar hosts another Local Author Night featuring Nicholas Hayes, Barnaby Dinges, Matthew Caracciolo, and Michael Young. 7 p.m., free.

Volumes Bookcafe welcomes local crime writer Lori Rader-Day to chat about her newest book, The Lucky One. She will be joined in conversation with WGN’s Marcella Raymond. 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 2/20: Women & Children First hosts a reading and discussion with Katherine Alford and Kathy Gunst in honor of Rage Baking: The Transformative Power of Flour, Fury, and Women’s Voices. Refreshments will be served. 7 p.m., free.

The Book Cellar welcomes Deborah J. Cohan with her newest title, Welcome to Wherever We Are: A Memoir of Family, Caregiving, and Redemption. 7 p.m., free.

Poetry off the Shelf continues at The Poetry Foundation with a reading by Major Jackson. 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 →