Notable Chicago: 2/21–2/27


Friday 2/21: Bill Mullen discusses The US Antifascism Reader. He will be joined in conversation by Benjamin Balthaser. 57th Street Books, 6 p.m., free.

Join author Gregory Michie along with Bill Ayers and several contributing artists as they discuss the process of creating the comic edition of Holler If You Hear Me. Women & Children First, 7 p.m., free.

The Book Cellar welcomes Graham Moore for the launch of his new book, The Holdout. 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 2/22: Head to The Book Cellar to celebrate the launch of Lori Rader-Day’s latest thriller, The Lucky One. Rader-Day will be in conversation with Susanna Calkins 6 p.m., free.

Sunday 2/23: Join P. Carl and Women & Children First to celebrate the publication of Becoming a Man: The Story of a Transition at Center on Halstead. 4 p.m., $5 suggested donation, tickets available here.

Monday 2/24: Visit Women & Children First for the launch of Go to Sleep (I Miss You) by Lucy Knisley. 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 2/25: Women & Children First hosts a reading and book signing with beloved author-illustrator Nikki McClure. Kids are welcome along with their grown-ups. 6:30 p.m., free.

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

Wednesday 2/26: Head to Women & Children First for the launch of Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall. Kendall will be interviewed by journalist Jamie Nesbitt Golden. 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 2/27: City Lit Books hosts Sharyn Skeeter, author of Dancing with Langston, and Judith Krummeck, author of Old New Worlds: A Tale of Two Immigrants. 6:30 p.m., free.

The Book Cellar hosts History in Fiction and Nonfiction with Steve Bellinger, author of The Chronocar, and Joe Rulli, author of Chicago Socialism. 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 →