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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

Lydia's Party - Reading & Signing (Friday, January 30 at 7pm)
Join us for the paperback release of Lydia's Party,the newest novel by local author Margaret Hawkins. Every year, Lydia hosts a party for six of her dearest friends. Over an exquisite feast, the women share news and reveal secrets. But at this year's party, Lydia is planning to make a big announcement. As preparations for the party continue, we learn of the women's regrets, relationships, and hidden desires. What effect will Lydia's announcement make on these women and their friendships? Margaret Hawkins is the author of two previous novels, A Year of Cats and Dogs and How to Survive a Natural Disaster, as well as a memoir about her sister, After Schizophrenia: The Story of My Sister's Reawakening. She has also written for the Chicago Sun-Times and is a senior lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. (lilithcat)… (more)
Event location: Swedish-American Museum, 5211 N. Clark, Chicago, IL
Special Story Time at Gus Giordano Dance School (Wednesday, February 4 at 10:30am)
During our renovation, we'll be holding our weekly Story time at Gus Giordano Dance School (5230 N Clark Street). Perfect for ages 2 to 4, the event will include dance stories and activities!

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Issa Rae (Friday, February 13 at 7:30pm)
With her unique flare and infectious sense of humor, Issa Rae’s content has garnered over 20 million views and over 150,000 YouTube subscribers (and counting). In addition to making Glamour magazine’s “35 Under 35” list as well as Forbes’s “30 Under 30” list and winning the Shorty Award for Best Web Show for her hit series “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl,” Issa Rae has worked on web content for Pharrell Williams, Tracey Edmonds, and numerous others. She developed a television series with Shonda Rhimes for ABC and is currently developing a half-hour comedy for HBO with Larry Wilmore. Issa has received national attention with major media outlets including The New York Times, CNN, Elle, Seventeen, Rolling Stone, VIBE, Fast Company, MSNBC, Essence, Fader, and more. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Author Reading: Jill Morgenthaler, THE COURAGE TO TAKE COMMAND: Leadership Lessons from a Military Trailblazer (Wednesday, February 18 at 7:30pm)
Retired Colonel Jill Morgenthaler was one of the first women to enter ROTC and train with men; the first woman battalion commander in the 88th Regional Support Command; the first woman brigade commander in the 84th Division; and the first woman Homeland Security Advisor for the State of Illinois. The Colonel handled disaster recovery during the San Francisco earthquake, worked as a peacekeeper in Bosnia, and sheltered Kosovar refugees. Jill is a motivational speaker, discussing how to lead and handle the media during crises. Courage to Take Command: Leadership Lessons from a Military Trailblazer is her first book and shares leadership lessons to help business professionals at any level overcome obstacles and forge paths to success.

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Author Reading: Sara Blaedel introduced by Sara Paretsky, THE FORGOTTEN GIRLS (Thursday, February 19 at 7:30pm)
Recently promoted to lead detective, Louise Rick, receives news that an unidentified woman’s body has been found in the woods—and then another. According to the autopsy, the first victim died only a few days before, but there is a death certificate for her dated over thirty years ago–along with her twin–issued by the head doctor of a mental institution. Rick struggles to investigate where this woman could have been hiding, without a trace, for thirty years, and the invisible trail leads her just a little too close to home. The first book in a trilogy, The Forgotten Girls is a must-read for fans of dark thrillers. In her native Denmark, Sara Blaedel, author of nine bestsellers, is renowned as the “Queen of Crime.” While she has been published in twenty three countries, this will be her first U.S. translation. For this event, Blaedel will be introduced by local mystery writer and dear friend of the store, Sara Paretsky. Paretsky’s sixteen books featuring her acclaimed detective V I Warshawski have been translated into thirty languages. She has also published two general novels, a book of essays, and numerous short stories. Credited with helping change the role of women in the contemporary crime novel, Paretsky founded the advocacy group Sisters in Crime in 1986 and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Cartier Diamond Dagger, MWA Grand Master and Ms. Magazine’s Woman of the Year. Paretsky’s private foundation supports programs in the arts, sciences, education and human rights.

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Author Reading: Allison Gruber, YOU'RE NOT EDITH: AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL ESSAYS (Friday, February 20 at 7:30pm)
In this gutsy and unconventional essay collection, Allison Gruber examines her life as a young lesbian and breast cancer survivor. Through discussions of madness, religion, gender and feminism, Gruber’s captivating prose details everything from her teenage obsession with primatologist Dian Fossey to a dachshund named Bernie. Rippling with dark, often absurd humor, You’re Not Edith invites readers into an unusual life, interrupted. Allison Gruber's prose has appeared in a number of journals, including The Literary Review, Ms Fit,The Hairpin, and in the anthology Windy City Queer: Dispatches from the Third Coast. A Chicago native, Gruber now lives with her wife, Sarah, in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Grand Reopening Open House (Saturday, February 21 at 00am)
Come check out the renovated store: new floor! new checkout counter! new event space! new paint! We'll have live music and light refreshments throughout the day.

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Author Reading: Ami Polonksy, GRACEFULLY GRAYSON (Sunday, February 22 at 4pm)
Grayson Sender has been holding onto a secret for what seems like forever: “he” was born into the wrong gender. The weight of this secret is crushing, but sharing it would mean facing ridicule, rejection, or worse. Will newfound strength, drawn from an unexpected friendship and a caring teacher, be enough to help Grayson step into the spotlight she was born to inhabit? This critically acclaimed novel for middle-grade readers explores identity, self-esteem, and friendship with nuance and heart. James Howe calls Gracefully Grayson "a small miracle of a book" and Rick Riordan describes it as "beautiful and authentic." A former CPS Language Arts teacher and literacy coach, Ami Polonsky lives outside of Chicago with her family. This is her debut novel and she is currently (and happily) plugging away on her second.

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Our Kitchens, Ourselves: A Panel Discussion about Food & Feminism (Wednesday, February 25 at 7pm)
**Please note: this event will be held at Revolution Brewing (2323 N. Milwaukee). Tickets are $20 and include food and beer. Graze, Render quarterly, and Women & Children First will be co-hosting a panel discussion on the topic of feminism and food. Panelists include: Gale Gand, Mindy Segal, Beverly Kim, and Iliana Regan. The panel will be moderated by Women & Children First’s own Lynn Mooney and Eden Sherman. GET TICKETS HERE!


Location: Street: 2323 N. Milwaukee City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Author Reading: Noah Berlatsky, WONDER WOMAN: Bondage and Feminism in the Marston/Peter Comics, 1941-1948 (Thursday, February 26 at 7:30pm)
William Marston was an unusual man—a psychologist, a pulp novelist, and the (self-declared) inventor of the lie detector. He was also the creator of Wonder Woman, the comic that he used to express two of his greatest passions: feminism and women in bondage. Comics expert Noah Berlatsky takes us on a wild ride through the Wonder Woman comics of the 1940s, vividly illustrating how Marston’s many quirks and contradictions, paired with Harry Peter’s illustrations, produced a comic that was radically ahead of its time in terms of its depictions of female power and sexuality. Himself a committed polyamorist, Marston created a universe that was friendly to queer sexualities and lifestyles. Berlatsky’s analysis reveals a Wonder Woman far different from the feminist symbol many of us recall from television. Noah Berlatsky is the editor of the comics and culture blog The Hooded Utilitarian. He has written on gender, comics, and culture for many publications, including Slate, Public Books, The Chicago Reader, Reason, The Comics Journal, The Baffler, and The Atlantic.

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Author Reading: Lynn Sloan, PRINCIPLES OF NAVIGATION (Friday, February 27 at 7:30pm)
Join us for the BOOK LAUNCH PARTY celebrating Principles of Navigation by Lynn Sloan! In a small town in Indiana, on the cusp of the new millennium, local reporter Alice Becotte wants a baby, which she believe will complete her family. But Alice’s husband Rolly, a talented sculptor, harbors ambitions that draw him away from a steady teaching gig and unravel the couple’s moorings. Principles of Navigation explores Alice and Rolly’s journey through loss, infidelity and heartbreak. Lynn Sloan is a writer, photographer, and a long time resident of Chicago. She grew up as an Air Force brat, graduated from Northwestern University, earned a master’s degree in photography at The Institute of Design, formerly the New Bauhaus, and taught photography at Columbia College Chicago. Her fine art photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Her stories have appeared in numerous journals, including American Literary Review, The Literary Review, Nimrod, and Sou’wester, and been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Principles of Navigation is her first novel.

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Rachel Louise Snyder (Thursday, April 16 at 7:30pm)
Rachel Louise Snyder is a writer, radio commentator, and professor of creative writing at American University. The author of Fugitive Denim: A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of Global Trade, she has contributed regularly to NPR’s All Things Considered and she hosted the public radio series, Global Guru and Latitudes. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Slate, Salon, The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, and the New Republic. Originally from Chicago, she has lived in Boston, London, and Phnom Penh, and currently lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and daughter. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Roxane Gay will be promoting Bad Feminist (Wednesday, September 2 at 7:30pm)
Roxane Gay will be promoting Bad Feminist (added from HarperCollins)

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