Notable Chicago: 3/6–3/12


Monday 3/9: Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle discusses Sir. She will be joined in conversation by Tara Betts. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion. Seminary Co-op, 6 p.m., free.

Tuesday 3/10: Tomas Matza discusses Shock Therapy: Psychology, Precarity, and Well-Being in Postsocialist Russia. He will be joined in conversation by Eugene Raikhel. Seminary Co-op, 6 p.m., free.

Visit Women & Children First for a reading, conversation, and book signing in honor of Pain Studies by Lisa Olstein. Olstein will be interviewed by Eula Biss. 7 p.m., free.

Monday 3/11: Pour One Out returns to Volumes Bookcafe with the theme The Bridge that Connects. Storytellers include Emily Bond, Jane Hseu, Phelisha Levi, John Lietzau, Surinder Martignetti, Caitlin Moran, Maia Semmes, and Wil Ann Whedbee. Hosted by Ada Cheng. 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 3/12: Volumes Bookcafe welcomes educator, activist and author Greg Michie with the new 20th anniversary illustrated edition of Holler If You Hear Me. 6:30 p.m., free.

Women & Children First hosts a reading, conversation, and book signing in celebration of Such a Pretty Girl: A Story of Struggle, Empowerment, and Disability Pride by Nadina LaSpina. Nadina will be in conversation with Riva Lehrer. 7 p.m., free.

The Book Cellar welcomes Jeff Fleischer to the store for a relevant discussion of his book, Votes of Confidence: A Young Person’s Guide to American Elections. 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 →