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Author Signing

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Author Reading: Molly Caro, BODY FULL OF STARS

After the birth of her first child Eula, Molly Caro May experienced several health issues including pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence, and hormonal imbalance.

Event date: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640

Book Launch Party: Barrie Jean Borich, APOCALYPSE, DARLING

Join us as we celebrate the launch of Apocalypse, Darling by Barrie Jean Borich. For this event, Barrie will be joined by local authors all reading on the theme of "apocalypse":

Event date: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640

Joint Author Reading: Gloria Chao & Samira Ahmed

Local authors Samira Ahmed and Gloria Chao will be discussing their debut novels, Love, Hate & Other Filters (Ahmed) and American Panda (Chao).

Event date: 
Friday, February 16, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640

Author Reading: Amanda Kabak, MATHEMATICS OF CHANGE

Novelist Tayari Jones (Silver Sparrow, An American Marriage) calls Amanda Kabak “a writer to watch,” whose debut novel is “smart, funny, and heartfelt.” The Mathematics of Change features three women-identified characters at midl

Event date: 
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640

Joint Book Launch Party: Dale Boyer & Scot O'Hara

Please join us for a joint author reading for partners Dale Boyer, who will launch his new short-story collection, Thornton Stories, and novelist Scot T.

Event date: 
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640

Author Presentation: Mary Wisniewski on Nelson Algren: The Accidental Feminist

Chicago literary icon Nelson Algren was friends with feminist powerhouses like Simone de Beauvoir and Betty Friedan yet is notorious for his often sexist behavior and attitudes.

Event date: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640

Author Reading: How to Stop Feeling Like Sh*t

As a life coach and writer, Andrea Owen has developed a no-nonsense approach to breaking mental habits that, while perfectly normal, can make us miserable when we take them to the extreme.

Event date: 
Friday, January 12, 2018 - 7:30pm
Event address: 

Chapbook Release Party: REASONS FOR SMOKING by Xandria Phillips

Come celebrate the release of the new chapbook, Reasons for Smoking, by poet (and Women & Children First bookseller) Xandria Phillips.

Event date: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640

Pamela Bannos in conversation with Donna Seaman

Many people know Vivian Maier as the reclusive Chicago nanny who wandered the city for decades, constantly snapping photographs, which were unseen until they were discovered in a seemingly abandoned storage locker.

Event date: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640

Book Launch Party: YOU CAN'T FIRE THE BAD ONES by Bill Ayers, Crystal Laura, and Rick Ayers

Join us as we welcome Bill Ayers and Crystal Laura to celebrate the launch of their new book, You Can't Fire the Bad Ones: And 18 Other Myths about Teachers, Teachers Unions, and Public Education. 

Event date: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640

Sappho's Salon: Holiday Open Mic

It's been quite the year. Come and celebrate or kick it to the curb with a Sappho's Salon open mic, now on a Monday!

Event date: 
Monday, December 11, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640

Kids Story time: LOST AND FOUND CAT with author Amy Shrodes

Join us for an all-ages story time with the author in celebration of this timely picture book. In Lost and Found Cat,  an Iraqi family is forced to flee their home, secretly bringing their beloved cat, Kunkush, along with them to Greece.

Event date: 
Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640

Author Reading: THE SELFIE GENERATION by Alicia Eler

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Event date: 
Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640

Book Launch Party: THE HOPE STORE by Dwight Okita

Two Asian American friends, Luke and Kazu, discover a bold new procedure to import hope into the hopeless. They vow to open the world's first Hope Store.

Event date: 
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640

Book Launch Party: A CONSPIRACY OF STARS by Olivia Cole

Octavia has always dreamed of becoming a whitecoat, one of the prestigious N’Terra scientists who study the natural wonders of Faloiv.

Event date: 
Friday, January 5, 2018 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640

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