September 21, 2017
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“Infinite Genders” Poetry Reading 7:30 PM
“Infinite Genders” Poetry Reading @ Women & Children First Bookstore
Sep 1 @ 7:30 PM
Infinite Genders is a compilation of poems written by the mentors, mentees, and facilitators from the 2016-17 TransWorks’s Mentorship Program. The program operated as a book group, in which writers who are trans, gender nonconforming, [...]
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Beth Finke: “Writing Out Loud” – Author Reading (A READ LOCAL EVENT) 7:30 PM
Beth Finke: “Writing Out Loud” – Author Reading (A READ LOCAL EVENT) @ Women & Children First Bookstore
Sep 6 @ 7:30 PM
In this poignant memoir, Writing Out Loud: What a blind teacher learned from leading a memoir class for seniors, readers learn how one call from Mayor Daley’s Department on Aging changed Beth Finke’s life and [...]
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“Rust Belt Chicago: An Anthology” – Poetry Reading (A READ LOCAL EVENT) 7:30 PM
“Rust Belt Chicago: An Anthology” – Poetry Reading (A READ LOCAL EVENT) @ Women & Children First Bookstore
Sep 7 @ 7:30 PM
Rust Belt Chicago collects essays, journalism, fiction, and poetry from more than fifty writers who speak both directly and elliptically to the concerns the city shares with the region at large–and the elements that set [...]
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Sahar Mustafah: “Code of the West” Book Launch Party (A READ LOCAL EVENT) 7:30 PM
Sahar Mustafah: “Code of the West” Book Launch Party (A READ LOCAL EVENT) @ Women & Children First Bookstore
Sep 8 @ 7:30 PM
Come celebrate the launch of Sahar Mustafah’s debut, prize-winning short story collection! Spanning two continents, Code of the West, follows native Palestinian and Palestinian American characters as they navigate displacement and loss, while battling hatred [...]
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Reshma Saujani in Conversation with Veronica Roth: “Girls Who Code” (Author Conversation) 7:00 PM
Reshma Saujani in Conversation with Veronica Roth: “Girls Who Code” (Author Conversation) @ Women & Children First Bookstore
Sep 11 @ 7:00 PM
Join us for an author conversation with Reshma Saujani and Veronica Roth. The two authors will be discussing Reshma’s new book, Girls Who Code. Since 2012, the organization Girls Who Code has taught computing skills [...]
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“Alias Grace” Book Group in collaboration with Rivendell Theatre 7:00 PM
“Alias Grace” Book Group in collaboration with Rivendell Theatre @ Women & Children First Bookstore
Sep 12 @ 7:00 PM
Chicago’s Rivendell Theatre is proud to present a world premiere adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s acclaimed novel, Alias Grace. Alias Grace takes a look at one of Canada’s most notorious murderers. In 1843, 16-year-old Grace Marks [...]
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“Activism Series: The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression and Circles & Ciphers” 7:00 PM
“Activism Series: The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression and Circles & Ciphers” @ Women & Children First Bookstore
Sep 13 @ 7:00 PM
For each meeting of our Activism Series, we showcase specific local social justice organizations. Representatives from the organizations give a presentation detailing their mission, followed by a Q&A and an action plan of how attendees [...]
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Jimin Han in conversation with Juan Martinez 7:30 PM
Jimin Han in conversation with Juan Martinez @ Women & Children First Bookstore
Sep 14 @ 7:30 PM
Jimin Han in conversation with Juan Martinez A Small Revolution Author Conversation Join Women & Children First Bookstore for an author conversation between Jimin Han and Juan Martinez. The two authors will be discussing Jimin’s [...]
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Women & Children First Bookstore: Magnus Nilsson’s “The Nordic Cookbook” 7:00 PM
Women & Children First Bookstore: Magnus Nilsson’s “The Nordic Cookbook” @ Swedish American Museum
Sep 15 @ 7:00 PM
Friday, September 15 at 7 p.m. Magnus Nilsson The Nordic Cookbook Off-site presentation and book-signing co-sponsored by and held at the Swedish American Museum (5211 N. Clark St.) We’re delighted to be co-sponsoring a book [...]
Cheryl Reed “Poison Girls” Book Launch Party 7:30 PM
Cheryl Reed “Poison Girls” Book Launch Party @ Women & Children First Bookstore
Sep 15 @ 7:30 PM
Friday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Cheryl Reed Poison Girls Book Launch Party Join Women & Children First Bookstore as we celebrate the launch of Cheryl Reed’s fiction debut, Poison Girls. For this event, Cheryl [...]
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“She Must Die” 8:00 PM
“She Must Die” @ Links Hall
Sep 18 @ 8:00 PM
SHE MUST DIE is a cabaret and interdisciplinary performance piece. Artist Dylan Bandy creates environments that are dreamy and ephemeral, while soprano Brittany Loewen’s “controlled and powerful” voice acts as a gateway to another realm [...]
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2nd Annual Lit Crawl Chicago! 7:00 PM
2nd Annual Lit Crawl Chicago!
Sep 21 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Thursday, Sept. 21 from 7 to 10 p.m. 2nd Annual Lit Crawl Chicago! Featuring Sappho’s Salon, Chicago Review of Books presents “Best Books of 207, and Story Time with Drag Queens! Last year, our first [...]
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Jennifer Nelson with “Civilization Makes Me Lonely” – Poetry Book Launch (A READ LOCAL Event) 7:30 PM
Jennifer Nelson with “Civilization Makes Me Lonely” – Poetry Book Launch (A READ LOCAL Event) @ Women & Children First Bookstore
Sep 22 @ 7:30 PM
Come help celebrate the launch of Jennifer Nelson’s second book of poems! Joining the celebration will be poets and writers Dan Magers, Sara Wainscott, and Daniel Woody, with feminist poet Christine Kanownik serving as emcee. [...]
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Ruth Spiro: “Baby Loves Quantum Physics” and “Baby Loves Thermodynamics” (A READ LOCAL Event) 11:15 AM
Ruth Spiro: “Baby Loves Quantum Physics” and “Baby Loves Thermodynamics” (A READ LOCAL Event) @ Women & Children First Bookstore
Sep 23 @ 11:15 AM
Discover these big, brainy science books created for the littlest of listeners! Accurate enough to satisfy an expert, yet simple enough for baby, these board books engage readers in a game of hide-and-seek with Schrodinger’s [...]
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