Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2)
A convention for fans of comics, graphic novels, anime and more.
Chicago Humanities Festival hosts its second spring festival, featuring Pulitzer-Prize-winning oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer” and a new book “The Gene: An Intimate History,” Caitlyn Jenner speaking about her memoir, “The Secrets of My Life,” Facebook chief operating officer and “Lean In” author Sheryl Sandberg and others. Tickets range from $10-$38.
(The University of Chicago and the DuSable Museum)
A scholarly conference and celebration in tribute to Gwendolyn Brooks, presented alongside Our Miss Brooks 100—a city-wide program for Chicagoans
(City Lit Books)
Chicago writers and book lovers offer literary prescriptions for existential ailments, featuring readings by local authors including Christine Sneed, Kathleen Rooney, Martin Seay, Kyle Beachy and Rebecca Makkai.
Pop-up Apothecary until April 30, with author reading April 8, 5pm. Free.
An Evening with Anne Lamott
(The People’s Church of Chicago)
Where to find meaning in life—bestselling author Anne Lamott reads from her new book “Hallelujah Anyway.” Audience Q & A and book signing.
April 10, 7pm, $24 (includes book)
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.