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Women & Children First Books hosts authors, book groups in September
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Women & Children First is an independant bookstore with focus on the interests of feminists and children and offering regular author appearances and events since 1979.

The store is at 5233 N. Clark St., Chicago.

Friday, Sept. 1 at 7:30

Infinite Genders

Poetry Reading

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, and nonbinary read works by other TGNC authors and then spent 15 to 20 minutes writing reflections and poetry based on group discussion. The TransWorks Mentorship Program is in partnership with Chicago House and Social Service Agency and Literature For All of Us. This evening's reading will include: FLOTUS Cheyenne, Lucy Diavolo, Lucky Hinkle, Katie Jackson

Angelina Nordstrom, and Jes Scheinpflug.

Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m.

Feminist Craft Circle

The Red Scarf Project

Crochet or knit scarves in bold, unisex colors for students in college who have aged out of the foster care system. Scarves are included in care packages the organization sends out for Valentine's Day each year. So, yes, red is the preferred color, but they'd rather have a bright blue or green scarf then no scarf at all! For more information and sample patterns, go to For free yarn, please check out our store's yarn stash!

Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Beth Finke

Writing Out Loud

Author Reading


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 the lives of her students. For this event, John Craib-Cox and Regan Burke, two students from Beth's memoir class, will join her to read excerpts from Writing Out Loud. Beth Finke is an award-winning author, teacher, and journalist. She also happens to be blind. Beth's Seeing Eye dog, Whitney, leads her through airports and hotels to events all over North America to speak on memoir writing, disability, workplace accessibility, and overcoming adversity. Beth is the recipient of a writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and the ASPCA's Henry Bergh Children's Book Award. Beth and her husband live in the Printer's Row neighborhood of Chicago.

Thursday, Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Rust Belt Chicago: An Anthology

Poetry Reading


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 it apart. This event will feature Rachel Z. Arndt, Martha Bayne, Elaine Hegwood Bowen, Gretchen Kalwinski, and Sandra Marchetti. Rachel Z. Arndt has written for Popular Mechanics, Quartz, the Iowa Review, and elsewhere. She received MFAs in nonfiction and poetry from the University of Iowa, where she was an Iowa Arts Council Fellow. She lives in Chicago. Martha Bayne is a Chicago writer and a senior editor with Belt Publishing. Her work has appeared in publications such as the Baffler, the Chicago Reader, and the Rumpus. Elaine Hegwood Bowen earned undergraduate and graduate journalism degrees from Roosevelt University and has been writing for the Chicago Crusader newspaper since 1994. She is the author of Old School Adventures from Englewood—South Side of Chicago. Gretchen Kalwinski's work has appeared in the Chicago Reader, MAKE, and Featherproof Books. She has appeared as a panelist on WGN radio and Chicago Tonight and was awarded a 2009 Ragdale residency. She holds an MFA in writing from Northwestern University. Sandra Marchetti is the author of the poetry collection Confluence, as well as four chapbooks of poetry and lyric essays. Sandra's poems and essays have appeared in various publications, including Subtropics, Blackbird, Southwest Review, the Rumpus, Words Without Borders, and Mid-American Review. Sandy earned an MFA in Creative Writing in Poetry from George Mason University and is a lecturer in Interdisciplinary Studies at Aurora University.

Friday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Sahar Mustafah

Code of the West

Book Launch Party


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 and fear. Sahar Mustafah is the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, a richly complex inheritance she explores in her fiction. Her short stories have been awarded the Guild Literary Complex Prize for fiction, a Distinguished Story honor by Best American Short Stories 2016, and a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominations. She is co-founder of Bird's Thumb and has been teaching for more than twenty years. She is finishing her first novel, which involves a hate-inspired shooting that takes place in an Islamic private girls' school.

Monday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m.

Reshma Saujani in conversation with Veronica Roth

Girls Who Code

Author Conversation

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 to and inspired over 10,000 girls across America. With her new book, founder Reshma Saujani offers down-to-earth explanations of coding principles, as well as real-life stories of girls and women working at places like Pixar and NASA. This dynamically illustrated book will have you itching to create your own apps, games, and robots to make the world a better place. Reshma Saujani is the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code and the former deputy public advocate of New York City. In 2010, Reshma became the first South Asian woman to run for Congress. Veronica Roth is the New York Times-bestselling author of Carve the Mark and the Divergent series, which was developed into three major motion pictures. Veronica grew up outside of Chicago and graduated from Northwestern University. She now lives in Chicago with her husband and dog and writes full time.

Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m.

Alias Grace Book Group in collaboration with Rivendell Theatre

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 was accused of brutally murdering her employer and his housekeeper. Imprisoned for years, Grace still swears she has no memory of the killings. Alias Grace is a fascinating study of memory, culpability, and the shadowy spaces within the human mind. For this event, members of Rivendell's artistic team will share a scene from their upcoming production. This will be followed by an in-store discussion of both the book and Rivendell's process of bringing the novel to the stage.

Also, Rivendell has a special offer to everyone who is a member of a book group: you can get a $5 discount on tickets to this production by using the promo code "WCFBOOKS." Tickets available at .

Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m.

Activism Series: The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression and Circles & Ciphers

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 can get involved. The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression ( CAARPR ) was founded in 1973 as a local branch of the National Alliance, which grew out of the mass movement to free Angela Davis and other political prisoners. For this event, CAARPR will discuss the campaign for an elected Civilian Police Accountability Council ( CPAC ) and how you can get involved. Circles & Ciphers is a hip-hop infused restorative justice organization. For this event, members of Circles and Ciphers will perform spoken word pieces related to issues of policing.

Thursday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Jimin Han in conversation with

Juan Martinez

A Small Revolution

Author Conversation

Join us for an author conversation between Jimin Han and Juan Martinez. The two authors will be discussing Jimin's novel, A Small Revolution. On a beautiful autumn morning in Pennsylvania, a gunman holds college freshman Yoona Lee and three of her classmates hostage. The desperate man with his finger on the trigger—Yoona's onetime friend Lloyd Kang—is unraveling after a mysterious accident in Korea killed his closest friend, Jaesung, who was also the love of Yoona's life. As the tense standoff unfolds, Yoona is forced to revisit her past and confront the truth about what happened to Jaesung on that tragic day. Jimin Han was born in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up in Rhode Island, Ohio, and New York. A Small Revolution is her first novel. She teaches at the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College and lives outside New York City with her husband and children. Juan Martinez's stories have been published in McSweeney's, Glimmer Train, Conjunctions, and TriQuarterly and broadcast on Selected Shorts. He is the author of Best Worst American. He lives in Chicago with his family and is an assistant professor of English at Northwestern University. His website is .

Friday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Cheryl Reed

Poison Girls

Book Launch Party

Join us as we celebrate the launch of Cheryl Reed's fiction debut, Poison Girls. For this event, Cheryl Reed will be joined by Jamie Freveletti, author of Dead Asleep. It's the summer of 2008. Chicago's Hyde Park Senator is running for the White House, the city is bidding to host the Olympics, and "Poison," a lethal form of heroin, has killed more than 250 people, including dozens of suburban girls from prominent families. Natalie Delaney, a crime reporter from the Chicago Times, discovers that daughters of Democratic powerhouses are the real targets. Obsessed with finding who is behind the killings, Natalie becomes entangled in an underworld where cops, gangs, politics, and privilege collide. Cheryl L. Reed is a veteran journalist. She is the author of Unveiled: The Hidden Lives of Nuns. A former editor and reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times and other newspapers, Cheryl has won many awards for her investigative reporting, including Harvard's Goldsmith Prize. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing-Fiction from Northwestern University and recently was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar teaching investigative reporting in Ukraine. She is currently an assistant professor at Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Communication.

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 event with cookbook author Magnus Nilsson at the Swedish American Museum. Learn the stories behind his award-winning cookbook and stay for the signing. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Magnus Nilsson is the head chef of Faviken Magasinet restaurant in Sweden. After training as a chef and sommelier in Sweden, he worked with Pascal Barbot of L'Astrance in Paris before joining Faviken as a sommelier. Within a year he had taken over the running of the restaurant, which is currently number 19 in the San Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants list. Magnus is the author of the Faviken cookbook, also published by Phaidon. He was featured in the Emmy Award-winning PBS series The Mind of a Chef and the Netfix series Chef's Table. In 2015 he was awarded the White Guide Global Gastronomy Award.

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 annual Lit Crawl Chicago, organized by Write Club's Lindsay Muscato and The Neo Futurists' Jessica Anne, was a phenomenal success, bringing one night of live lit programming to shops, bars, and restaurants up and down Clark Street. This year, we'll be bringing back Sappho's Salon, The Best Books of 2017 ( so far ) curated by the Chicago Review of Books, and Muffy Fishbasket's Story Time with Drag Queens, and so much more! Stay connected to the Facebook Event for announcements.

Friday, Sept. 22 at 7:30

Jennifer Nelson with

Civilization Makes Me Lonely

Poetry Book Launch


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. Civilization Makes Me Lonely, winner of the 2016 Sawtooth Poetry Prize, offers several forms of resistance, oriented both toward the present and deep history, in hopes of offering a feminist, anti-capitalist, anti-racist, and otherwise pro-difference and non-normative future. Dan Magers is the founder of the online poetry journal Sink Review and Immaculate Disciples Press, where poets and artists collaborate on handmade chapbooks. He is the author of the collection Partyknife and the chapbook Spiritual Grave Year. He lives in Chicago. Sara Wainscott's work appears in DIAGRAM, Powder Keg, Fairy Tale Review, and elsewhere. Her chapbook of sevenlings is forthcoming from dancing girl press. She co-curates Wit Rabbit, an inter-genre reading series in Chicago and was recently recognized, along with co-curator Sarah Meltzer, among NewCity's "Lit 50." Daniel Woody lives in Chicago, where he teaches Composition and African-American literature at Loyola University and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His poetry and prose can be found in the Volta, the Journal Petra, and Word Riot among others. Christine Kanownik is the author of King of Pain. Her poetry is can be found at Fence, DIAGRAM, and Jubilat, among others. Her chapbook We Are Now Beginning to Act Wildly was published in 2012. In addition to Civilization Makes Me Lonely, Jennifer Nelson is the author of Aim at the Centaur Stealing Your Wife. An art historian working on an ethical yet global pedagogy of pre-modern cultures, she teaches in the Art History, Theory, and Criticism department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in BathHouse, LIT, and MAKE, among others.

Saturday, Sept. 23 at 11:15 a.m.

Ruth Spiro

Baby Loves Quantum Physics and Baby Loves Thermodynamics

Kids' Story Time


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 famous feline and explores the transfer of energy as it flows from the sun to an apple to a baby. Beautiful, visually stimulating illustrations complement age-appropriate language to encourage baby's sense of wonder. Parents and caregivers may learn a thing or two, as well. Ruth Spiro is the author of Baby Loves Quarks!, Baby Loves Aerospace Engineering!, and Lester Fizz, Bubble-Gum Artist, a Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year. She currently lives in Chicago.

Sunday, Sept. 24 at 4 p.m.

Annalee Newitz in conversation with Charlie Jane Anders


Author Conversation & Book-signing

The highly anticipated science fiction debut from founder of the extraordinarily popular science fiction and fantasy site io9, Autonomous features a rakish pharmaceutical pirate named Jack who traverses the world in her own submarine. Styling herself as a Robin Hood-style heroine fighting to bring cheap drugs to the poor, Jack's latest drug is leaving a trail of lethal overdoses across what used to be North America. The drug compels people to become addicted to their work. On Jack's trail are an unlikely pair: a military agent and his partner, Paladin, a military robot, who fall in love against all expectations. Annalee Newitz is an American journalist, editor, and author of both fiction and nonfiction. She is the recipient of a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship from MIT and has written for Popular Science, Wired, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. She also edited Gizmodo. As of 2016, she is tech culture editor at the technology site Ars Technica. Before writing fiction full-time, Charlie Jane Anders was for many years an editor of . Her debut novel, Choir Boy, won the 2006 Lambda Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Edmund White Award. Her story "Six Months, Three Days" won the 2013 Hugo Award and was optioned for television. Her debut fantasy novel All the Birds in the Sky, has been shortlisted for the 2016 Nebula Award. She has also had fiction published by McSweeney's, Lightspeed, and ZYZZYVA. Her journalism has appeared in various outlets, including Salon, the Wall Street Journal, and Mother Jones.

Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Liesl Olson

Chicago Renaissance

Book Launch Party


This remarkable cultural history celebrates the great Midwestern city of Chicago for its centrality to the modernist movement. Author Liesl Olson traces Chicago's cultural development from the 1893 World's Fair through the mid-twentieth century, illuminating how Chicago writers revolutionized literary forms. From Harriet Monroe, Carl Sandburg, and Ernest Hemingway to Richard Wright and Gwendolyn Brooks, Olson's enthralling study bridges the gap between two distinct and equally vital Chicago-based artistic "renaissance" moments: the primarily white renaissance of the early teens and the creative ferment of Bronzeville. In addition to shining a light on many lesser-known writers, including women, Olson also argues for the importance of Chicago's editors, bookstore owners, tastemakers, and ordinary citizens in helping nurture Chicago's unique culture of artistic experimentation. Liesl Olson is director of Chicago studies at the Newberry Library. She is the author of Modernism and the Ordinary and many essays about twentieth-century writers and artists. She currently live in Chicago.

Thursday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m.

The Conversation: Sex & Power

Each month, we gather a group of writers, artists, and politicians together to talk about an issue of political, social, or cultural importance. These are not readings, but passionate conversations that will include the audience.

The September edition of The Conversation will tackle the theme of Sex & Power. The panel will feature

Claire Dederer, Sarah Hepola, Ashley Victoria, C. Russell Price, and Gina Frangello and be moderated by Kim Brooks.

Each Conversation ends with a takeaway ( kind of like optional homework—an article to read, an organization to engage with, a movie to watch, a protest to attend ). Even better: after the event, the conversation continues at Las Manos Gallery ( 1515 W. Foster ), where we eat, drink, argue, and organize. These events are free and open to all, but donations for a local nonprofit will be collected at the afterparty.

Saturday, Oct. 30 at 3 p.m.

Picture Book Making Workshop with Jill Kuanfung

Kids' Activity for ages 5 to 12

Authors and illustrators ages 5 to 12 are invited to join artist Jill Kuanfung as she teaches a variety of kid-friendly drawing techniques and applies them to narrative. Each participant will leave with an original picture book in hand. Interested in seeing some of Jill's artwork? Visit our store and look at the many author portraits on our walls!

Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Nicole Krauss in conversation with Aleksandar Hemon

Forest Dark

Author Conversation

At sixty-eight, Jules Epstein is undergoing a metamorphosis. In the wake of his parents' deaths, his divorce from his wife of more than thirty years, and his retirement from the New York legal firm where he was a partner, he gives away his possessions and travels to Israel, with a nebulous plan to do something to honor his parents. In Tel Aviv, he is sidetracked by a charismatic American rabbi and the rabbi's beautiful daughter. But Epstein isn't the only seeker embarking on a journey. Leaving her family in Brooklyn, a young, well-known novelist arrives at the Tel Aviv Hilton where she has stayed every year since birth. There she meets a retired literature professor who proposes a project she can't turn down, she's drawn into a mystery that alters her life in ways she could never have imagined. Bursting with life and humor, Forest Dark is a profound, mesmerizing novel of metamorphosis and self-realization—of looking beyond all that is visible toward the infinite. Nicole Krauss is the internationally bestselling author of three novels: Man Walks Into a Room, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book of the Year; The History of Love, a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Saroyan International Prize for Writing; and Great House, a New York Times bestseller and finalist for the National Book Award. Her fiction has been published in the New Yorker, Harper's, Esquire, and Best American Short Stories. Nicole Krauss lives in New York. Aleksander Hemon's books include The Making of Zombie Wars, The Lazarus Project, a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award, and The Book of My Lives, among others. He lives in Chicago.

Thursday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Melissa Fraterrigo in conversation with Christine Sneed

Glory Days

Author Conversation

The small town of Ingleside, Nebraska, is populated by down-on-their-luck ranchers and new money, ghosts and seers, drugs and greed. At the center of this novel is the story of Teensy and his daughter, Luann, who face the loss of their land even as they mourn the death of Luann's mother. When an amusement park called Glory Days is erected, past and present collide, the attachment to the land is fully severed, and the invading culture ushers in even darker times. In Glory Days Melissa Fraterrigo combines gritty realism with magical elements to paint an arrestingly stark portrait of the painful transitions of twenty-first-century, small-town America. Melissa Fraterrigo is the founder and executive director of the Lafayette Writers' Studio in Lafayette, Indiana. She is the author of a collection of short fiction, The Longest Pregnancy. Christine Sneed is the author of the novels Paris, He Said and Little Known Facts, and the story collections The Virginity of Famous Men and Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry. She received the Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction, Ploughshares' Zacharis First Book Award, the Chicago Writers Association's Book of the Year Award, and the Society of Midland Authors Award for Best Adult Fiction of 2013. Her stories have appeared in The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories, among others.

Tuesday, Oct. 10

at 7 p.m.

Tori Teller

Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History

Book Launch Party


When you think of serial killers throughout history, the names that likely come to mind are ones like Jack the Ripper, John Wayne Gacy, and Ted Bundy. But what about Tillie Klimek, Moulay Hassan, and Kate Bender? In the usual narrative, women are the victims of violent crime, not the perpetrators. However, evidence suggests that female serial killers rival their male counterparts in cunning, cruelty, and appetite for destruction. Each chapter explores the crimes and history of a different subject, and then proceeds to unpack her legacy and her portrayal in the media, as well as the stereotypes and sexist cliches that inevitably surround her. Tori Telfer is a full-time freelance writer whose nonfiction pieces have appeared in VICE, Jezebel, the Hairpin, Chicago magazine, and elsewhere. She is a Pushcart nominee and recipient of the Edwin L. Shuman Award for Fiction, and her fiction has appeared in SmokeLong Quarterly, the Moltov Cocktail, Watershed Review, and elsewhere. She majored in creative writing at Northwestern University and completed one year of an MFA at Indiana University before moving west. She lives in Chicago.

Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m.

Jennifer Egan

Manhattan Beach

Author Reading

Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man crucial to the survival of her father and her family. She is mesmerized by the sea beyond the house and by some charged mystery between the two men. Years later, her father has disappeared, and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that once belonged to men. One evening at a nightclub, she meets Dexter Styles again and begins to understand the complexity of her father's life and the reasons he might have vanished. With the atmosphere of a noir thriller, Egan's first historical novel follows Anna and Styles into a world populated by gangsters, sailors, divers, bankers, and union men. Jennifer Egan is the author of several novels and a short story collection. Her most recent book, A Visit from the Goon Squad, won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Los Angeles Times book prize. Also a journalist, she has written frequently in the New York Times Magazine. She was born in Chicago, but raised in San Francisco, and currently lives in New York.

Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Tales of Two Americas

Featuring Eula Biss, John Freeman, and Nami Mun

In Tales of Two Americas, some of the literary world's most exciting writers examine how it feels to live in our divided nation today. Their extraordinarily powerful stories, essays, and poems demonstrate how boundaries break down when experiences are shared and that in sharing our stories we can help to alleviate a suffering that touches so many people. Eula Biss is the author of On Immunity: An Inoculation, The Balloonists, and Notes from No Man's Land, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. She has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Howard Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She lives in the Chicago area and teaches at Northwestern University. John Freeman is the editor of Freeman's, a literary biannual of new writing, and executive editor of Lit Hub. His books include How to Read a Novelist and The Tyranny of E-mail, as well as Tales of Two Cities, an anthology about inequality in New York City today. The former editor of Granta, he teaches writing at The New School and New York University. Nami Mun is the author of Miles from Nowhere. A recipient of a Pushcart Prize, she has published in numerous journals including the Iowa Review, Tin House, and other journals. She lives in Chicago.

Friday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m.

Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's America

Featuring: Kate Harding, Samantha Irby, Samhita Mukhopadhyay, Megan Stielstra, and Sarah Hollenbeck

Wilson Abbey ( 935 W. Wilson )

Tickets on sale now through Brown Paper Tickets. All tickets include a copy of Nasty Women.

Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Anne Laughlin

A Date to Die

Book Launch Party

Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7:30

The Conversation: What is justice? Featuring Rene Denefeld, author of The Child Finder

Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Brit Bennett in conversation with

Britt Julious

The Mothers

Paperback Tour

Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Patricia Ann McNair and David Trinidad

And These Are the Good Times

Joint Author Reading

Thursday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m.

Isabel Allende in conversation with Luis Alberto Urrea

In the Midst of Winter

at Senn High School Auditorium

( 5900 N. Glenwood )

Tickets on sale Aug. 28 through Brown Paper Tickets. Please note: all tickets include a copy of In the Midst of Winter

Friday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Jan English Leary

Skating on the Vertical

Book Launch Party

Saturday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Eve Ewing & Danez Smith

Poetry Reading

Book Groups

Classics of Women's Literature

Book Group

Monday, September 18 at 7:15 p.m.

The Female Man by Joanna Russ

Kids First Book Group

Sunday, August 13 at 4 p.m.

Bg Game by Stuart Gibbs,

plus selection meeting

Teens First Book Group

Sunday, September 10 at 5 p.m.

Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor

Feminist Book Group

Sunday, September 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Brilliant Imperfection by Eli Clare

Women's Book Group

Tuesday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

Social Justice Book Group

Sunday, September 17 at 4 p.m.

Freedom Is a Constant Struggle by Angela Davis

Women Aging with Wisdom & Grace Discussion & Potluck

Sunday, Oct. 15

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Suggested Reading: Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Family of Women Book Group

Sunday, September 10 at 1 p.m.

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

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