(City Lit Books)
Valerie Hsiung reads from her latest book, “e f g: a trilogy.” Also reading are Julia Cohen, Hannah Brooks-Motl and Toby Altman.
December 2, 6:30pm
(Stony Island Arts Bank)
Book launch for “Beyond Blaxploitation” edited by Novotny Lawrence and Gerald Butters with contributors Allyson Field, Harrison Sherrod, Walter Metz, Eric Pierson and Joseph Valle and featuring a screening of the classic film “Ganja & Hess.”
December 4, 4pm
“Searching for John Hughes”
Jason Diamond launches his memoir with local writers Halle Butler, Britt Julious, Megan Kirby and Angelica Jade Bastien.
December 5, 7pm
Bhanu Kapil and Tony Trigilio
(Stage Two, Columbia College Chicago)
Readings by cross-genre writer Bhanu Kapil and poet Tony Trigilio.
December 6, 5:30pm
The Chicago Review of Books Awards
In partnership with Chicago’s independent bookstores, The Chicago Review of Books recognizes the best books published in 2016 by writers in metropolitan Chicago. Featuring panel discussions with nominated writers on fiction, nonfiction, poetry and debut books.
December 8, 7:30pm
Toni Nealie is the Literary Editor of Newcity and the author of the essay collection “The Miles Between Me.” A Pushcart Prize nominee, her essays have appeared in Guernica Magazine, Rust Belt: Chicago, The Rumpus, The Offing, Essay Daily, Chicago Quarterly Review, Hobart, Entropy and elsewhere. She worked in magazine journalism, politics and PR in her native New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Singapore and now edits, writes and teaches in Chicago. Find her at toninealie.com and on Twitter @tnealie. She can be reached at email@example.com.