Printers Row Lit Fest
Book lovers’ paradise and book fair featuring Joyce Carol Oates, Jamila Woods, Fredric Backman, David Leviathan, Chris Ware and many more.
(Center on Halsted)
The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, featuring Eddie Campbell and Audrey Niffenegger, Nick Drnaso, Fiona Smyth, Nicole Hollander, Mimi Pond, Jim Woodring, Bianca Xunise and others.
Sex and the City and Us
(American Writers Museum)
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, bestselling author of “Seinfeldia,” discusses her book about “Sex and the City” and how the long-running series ignited a conversation about single women and sex.
The author of “bone” reading, in conversation and signing her memoir “The Terrible.”
“An American Quilt: Unfolding A Story Of Family And Slavery”
(Harold Washington Library)
Rachel May found aged papers in the backing of an unfinished quilt and pieced together the story of Minerva, Eliza, Jane and Juba, the enslaved women behind the fabric and their owner, Susan Crouch. May discusses her book, quilts and their world.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.