Off-site Event

Democracy Now!: Covering the Movements Changing America -- A Talk by journalist Amy Goodman

Join award-winning journalist Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, at the only Chicago stop on her North American tour: Democracy Now!: Covering the Movements Changing Ameri

Event date: 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
Unity Lutheran Church
1212 W Balmoral Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640

Author Reading: Caitlin Moran, HOW TO BUILD A GIRL

We're hosting a reading, signing, and Q&A with the hilarious Caitlin Moran in honor of the paperback release of her first novel, HOW TO BUILD A GIRL! The event will be held at the Swedish American Museum (5211 N. Clark Street), just a half-block away from the bookstore. Doors open at 7 p.m. Reading starts at 7:30 p.m. Q&A and signing to follow.

In order to attend, you can buy **ANY of Moran's books from Women & Children First or a $10 ticket**. Tickets are available by calling the bookstore at 773-769-9299 or coming to the store in-person. Tickets will likely also be available at the door the night of the event, unless we sell out beforehand. And, we'll let you know if we do!

ABOUT THE BOOK
It's 1990. Johanna Morrigan, fourteen, has shamed herself so badly on local TV that she decides that there's no point in being Johanna anymore and reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde--fast-talking, hard-drinking gothic hero and full-time Lady Sex Adventurer. She will save her poverty-stricken Bohemian family by becoming a writer--like Jo in Little Women, or the Brontes--but without the dying-young bit. Imagine The Bell Jar--written by Rizzo from Grease. How to Build a Girl is a funny, poignant, and heartbreakingly evocative story of self-discovery and invention, as only Caitlin Moran could tell it.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Caitlin Moran, author of HOW TO BE A WOMAN, is an English broadcaster, TV critic and columnist at The Times, where she writes three columns a week: one for the Saturday Magazine, a TV review column, and the satirical Friday column "Celebrity Watch." Moran is British Press Awards (BPA) Columnist of the Year for 2010, and both BPA Critic of the Year 2011, and Interviewer of the Year 2011.

Event date: 
Friday, July 10, 2015 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
5233 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640-2122

Our Kitchens, Ourselves: A Panel Discussion about Food & Feminism

**Please note: this event will be held at Revolution Brewing (2323 N. Milwaukee).
Tickets are $20 and include food and beer. Graze, Render quarterly, and Women & Children
First will be co-hosting a panel discussion on the topic of feminism and food. Panelists include: Gale Gand, Mindy Segal, Beverly Kim, and Iliana Regan. The panel will be moderated by Women & Children First’s own Lynn Mooney and Eden Sherman. GET TICKETS HERE!

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Event date: 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
2323 N. Milwaukee
60640-2122 Chicago
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Author Reading: Margaret Hawkins, LYDIA'S PARTY

**Come celebrate the paperback release of LYDIA'S PARTY, hosted by Women & Children First and held at The Swedish American Museum (5211 N. Clark)**

Lydia is having a party—it’s a party she hosts every year for six friends. Over a feast of food and wine, the women revel in sharing updates, secrets, and laughter. As this particular evening unfolds, however, Lydia prepares to make a shattering announcement.

As we follow these friends through their party preparations, we meet flawed but lovable characters who are navigating the hassles of daily chores while also meditating in stolen moments on their lives, their regrets, their complicated relationships, and their
deepest desires. When Lydia’s announcement shocks them all, they
rediscover the enduring bonds of friendship and find their lives
changing in unexpected ways.

About the Author

Margaret Hawkins is the author of two previous novels, A Year of Cats and Dogs and How to Survive a Natural Disaster, as well as a memoir about her sister, After Schizophrenia: The Story of My Sister’s Reawakening. She has also written for the Chicago Sun-Times and is a Senior Lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Visit www.margarethawkins.com.

Event date: 
Friday, January 30, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
5211 N. Clark St.
60640-2122 Chicago
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Late-er Night Andersonville

6 to 10 p.m.

Late-er Night Andersonville

 

For the 12th annual Late and "Late-er" Night Andersonville, over 40 beloved Andersonville shops and restaurants will be open late, offering great savings on distinctive holiday gifts, free refreshments, and entertainment. For both nights, we'll be serving hot cider and offering 25% off calendars and holiday cards. 

Event date: 
Friday, December 19, 2014 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
5233 N. Clark St.
60640-2122 Chicago
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Late Night Andersonville

6 to 10 p.m.

Late Night Andersonville

 

For the 12th annual Late and "Late-er" Night Andersonville, over 40 beloved Andersonville shops and restaurants will be open late, offering great savings on distinctive holiday gifts, free refreshments, and entertainment. For both nights, we'll be serving hot cider and offering 25% off calendars and holiday cards. 

Event date: 
Friday, December 5, 2014 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
5233 N. Clark St.
60640-2122 Chicago
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Virginia Zaharieva, Daniela Olszewska, Albena Stambolova

Virginia Zaharieva, Nine Rabbits

Daniela Olszewska, Citizen J

Albena Stambolova, Everything Happens As It Does

Location: Hopleaf Bar,

5148 N. Clark St.

In Bulgaria during the height of communism in the 1960s,
six-year-old Manda survives her cruel grandmother and rural poverty by finding
sheer delight in the world—plump vegetables, garden gnomes, and darkened attic
corners. But as a middle-aged artist in newly democratic Bulgaria, Manda
desperately tries to feed her damaged soul. Virginia Zaharieva is a writer,
psychotherapist, feminist, and mother. Nine Rabbits was a bestselling
title in Bulgaria and is the first of Zaharieva’s work made available in North
America. She was born in Sophia.

 

Citizen J hides in underground forests and worries that her toasters are
miked. She marries twelve husbands and marries twelve wives. In this
series of interconnected poems, Olszewska's everywoman hero moves across a
landscape that might be America re-imagined as a post-Soviet state: surreal,
contradictory. Daniela Olszewska is the author of four collections of poetry.
She serves as an associate poetry editor of H_NGM_N and Another
Chicago Magazine
and on Switchback Books’ board of directors. Daniela
currently teaches composition and creative writing in community colleges and at
a men’s maximum security prison. She was born in Wroclaw, Poland, and received
her MFA from the University of Alabama.

 

Albena Stambolova’s idiosyncratic debut novel, Everything
Happens as It Does
, builds from the idea that everything happens exactly
the way it must. In this case, the seven characters of the novel—from Boris, a
young boy who is only at peace when he’s around bees, to Philip and Maria and
their twins—each play a specific role in the lives of the others, binding them
all together into a strange, yet logical, knot. Albena Stambolova is also the
author of two other novels, a collection of short stories, and a
psychoanalytical study on Marguerite Duras. She currently lives in Bulgaria,
where she works as a psychological and organizational consultant and is working
on a book about fairy tales.

Event date: 
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
5148 N. Clark St.
Hopleaf Bar
60640-2122 Chicago
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President Jimmy Carter

Book signing

***PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL NO LONGER BE TAKING ONLINE ORDERS AFTER 2pm on MARCH 27TH. AFTER 2pm CALL THE STORE TO PRE-ORDER*** 

President Jimmy Carter

A Call to Action: Women,
Religion, Violence, and Power

at the Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark Street

In President Jimmy Carter's travels around the world, he has noted many abuses
against women and girls. In A Call to Action, his latest book, he defends the rights of women around the world and in particular challenges the use of religion to deny them equality. Tickets
are required. A purchase of A Call to Action from Women & Children First comes with a free ticket to the book signing. The book publishes on March 25th; the price (including tax) is $30.60.
Each adult in the signing line must purchase a book. However, one child between
the ages of 6 and 18 may accompany an adult ticketholder. (An infant in arms is
also welcome.) Call 773-769-9299 or go to www.womenandchildrenfirst.com for
more information or to pre-order a book and secure your ticket. There is a FAQ document to click on below to help get you started.

Please note
that this is a book signing only; you can greet President Carter, but he will
not be giving a talk.

***PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL NO LONGER BE TAKING ONLINE ORDERS AFTER 2pm on MARCH 27TH. AFTER 2pm CALL THE STORE TO PRE-ORDER***

Event date: 
Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
5211 N. Clark Street
Swedish American Museum
60640-2122 Chicago
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Alex Garel-Frantzen

Gangsters and Organized Crime
in Jewish Chicago

Location:
Emanuel Congregation, 5959 N. Sheridan Road

Beyond
the usual suspects like Al Capone, organized crime in 1920s Chicago also
included various little-known Jewish gangsters born from the gritty Maxwell
Street ghetto. Their illegal activity sparked rifts between Reform and Orthodox
Jews and ignited tensions between city officials and Jewish leaders. This
historical account is the result of tireless research from newspaper articles
and editorials in the Chicago Tribune
and the Yiddish language press, as well as studies by historians, sociologists,
and reformers. Garel-Frantzen is a student at the University of Illinois
College of Law, where he is a Juris Doctor candidate. 

Event date: 
Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
5959 N. Sheridan Road
Emanuel Congregation
Chicago
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Alex Garel-Frantzen

Gangsters
and Organized Crime in Jewish Chicago

Offsite Event: Edgewater Library,1210 W.
Elmdale Avenue

Al
Capone. The Untouchables. The Valentine’s Day massacre. You may think you know
everything about the Roaring Twenties in the Windy City, but in the early
twentieth century, the harsh environment of the Maxwell Street ghetto produced
a proliferation of Jewish gangsters involved in everything from labor racketeering
to white slavery. Their illegal activity offended their own community’s value
system and sparked rifts between Reform and Orthodox Jews. It also ignited
tensions between city officials and Jewish leaders, indelibly marked the
gentile population’s perception of Chicago’s Jews, and shaped the city’s West
Side for years to come. A resident of Buffalo Grove, Alex Garel-Frantzen
graduated from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, where he was
awarded the Department of History Scholarship for Outstanding Senior Honors
Thesis and the Martha Belle Barrett Scholarship for Undergraduate Academic
Excellence.

Event date: 
Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 11:00am
Event address: 
6000 N Broadway
Edgewater Library
60660 Chicago
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Mandy Ingber

75-minute Flow Yoga Class followed by Book Signing

Yogalosophy: 28 Days to the Ultimate Mind-Body Makeover

Exhale Mind Body Spa, 945 North State Street

$50 per attendee

Event sponsored by KIND Healthy Snacks

Mandy Ingber, the creator of the hybrid workout Yogalosophy (which pairs
traditional yoga poses with toning exercises), is a fitness and
wellness expert, speaker, producer, and yoga and spinning instructor
based in Los Angeles. For more than 16 years, she has motivated
people with a light-hearted approach and unique teaching style, and
her clients include Jennifer Aniston, Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer
Lawrence, Ricki Lake, Brooke Shields, and Helen Hunt. This 75-minute
vinyasa flow class will include 30 minutes of the hybrid routine.
Afterwards, meet Mandy personally and be one of the first to get a
signed copy of her book. To sign up, go to
http://www.exhalespa.com/locations/chicago/
and click on Workshops & Events. 

Event date: 
Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 1:30pm
Event address: 
5233 N. Clark St.
60640-2122 Chicago
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