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Women & Children First

5233 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640

United States

(773) 769-9299; wcfbooksaol.com

Type: Bookstore — Not set

Web site: http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com

Events: http://womenandchildrenfirst.com/event

Description: Great bookstore! Strong on feminist and lesbian literature, they sponsor a lot of events (book readings, book clubs, etc.), and the staff is always helpful.

Added by: lilithcat.  Contacted: Not contacted.  Venue ID: 34250

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Upcoming events

Apr
29
An Evening of Poetry featuring Natania Rosenfeld, Aviya Kushner, and Dina Elenbogen (Wednesday, April 29 at 7:30pm)
Join us for a reading, signing, and discussion with three local poets whose writing explores Jewishness, identity, wandering, and the formation of self.

NATANIA ROSENFELD grew up in Oberlin, Ohio and spent periods of time in Germany and Israel. Her poems, essays, and fiction have appeared in many journals including The American Poetry Review, Raritan,Southwest Review and The Fairy Tale Review. She is the author of Outsiders Together: Virginia and Leonard Woolf (Princeton University Press, 2000), and lives in Chicago and Galesburg, Illinois where she is a Professor of English at Knox College.

AVIYA KUSHNER's first book, The Grammar of God, will be published by Spiegel & Grau this August. Her poems have appeared in Harvard Review, The Jerusalem Post, Literary Imagination, and Poetry International, and she has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry as well as an Illinois Arts Council Award in poetry. She teaches at Columbia College Chicago and is a contributing editor at A Public Space.

DINA ELENBOGEN, an award-winning poet and prose writer, is the author of the poetry collection Apples of the Earth and the forthcoming memoir, Drawn from Water: An American Poet, an Ethiopian Family, an Israeli Story. Her poetry has appeared in numerous anthologies and literary magazines and she's received two fellowships in creative nonfiction from the Illinois Arts council, as well as a grant from the Evanston Arts Council. Dina received a MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, and a BA with honors in English and a certificate in Jewish studies from Indiana University. She teaches creative writing at the University of Chicago Graham School where she received the 2012 excellence. Dina lives in Evanston Illinois with her husband Steve Siegel and their children Sarina and Ilan.

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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May
1
Am I a Feminist? A conversation with Ms. Swiz (Friday, May 1 at 7pm)
The word FEMINIST gets a lot of attention these days. Time Magazine dubbed 2014 “The Year of the Feminist” and then later included it on its list of proposed words to ban from our pop culture vocabulary. Beyonce and Jennifer Lawrence openly embrace the word while Lady Gaga and Shailene Woodley strongly resist it.

If you’re confused about the word FEMINIST and wonder, “Am I a feminist?” OR “Should I be a feminist?” then this event is for you, no matter your age.

Alicia Swiz is both a professor and performer. Drawing from her personal experience and her academic training, Ms. Swiz will facilitate a conversation about what it means to be a feminist in 2015. One part lecture, two parts Q&A. Expect humor and candid observation that will help you gain new insight on an often misrepresented identity.

$10 Suggested Donation. All ages welcome. Teens & parents especially encouraged to attend! Questions? Email Ms. Swiz {msswiz@popgoesalicia.com}

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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May
13
Ann Imig (Wednesday, May 13 at 7:30pm)
Ann Imig (added from Random House)
Aug
13
Rebecca Makkai (Thursday, August 13 at 7:30pm)
Rebecca Makkai (added from Random House)
Sep
2
Roxane Gay will be promoting Bad Feminist (Wednesday, September 2 at 7:30pm)
Roxane Gay will be promoting Bad Feminist (added from HarperCollins)
Feb
13
Untitled event (Saturday, February 13, 2016 at unknown time)

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