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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

World Book night (Wednesday, April 23 at 00am)
World Book Night is a program designed to spread the joy of reading by putting free books into the hands of people who might not normally have much access to them. Tonight book lovers all across the country will each be giving away 20 free copies of a book they love. It's expected that half a million books will be given out tonight! Women & Children First is one of the more than 2,000 official book pick-up sites in more than 6,000 towns and cities around the country; the books are all donated by publishers, and the participating authors waive their royalties. For more information about World Book Night, go to

: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Elizabeth Heineman (Friday, April 25 at 7:30pm)
Ghostbelly is Elizabeth Heineman’s personal account of a home birth that goes tragically wrong-ending in a stillbirth-and the harrowing process of grief and questioning that follows. Before the burial, Heineman brings the baby home for overnight stays. Does this sound unsettling? Of course--we’re not supposed to hold and caress dead bodies. But then again, babies aren’t supposed to die. In this courageous and deeply intimate memoir, Heineman examines the home-birth and maternal healthcare industry, the isolation of midwives, and the scripting of her own grief. With no resolution to sadness, Heineman and her partner learn to live in a new world, a world in which they face each day with the understanding of the fragility of the present. Elizabeth Heineman is a professor of history and of gender, women's, and sexuality studies at the University of Iowa. Her published works include Before Porn was Legal, Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones, and What Difference Does a Husband Make? She lives in Iowa City.

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Ariel Gore (Saturday, April 26 at 6pm)
The End of Eve

At age 39, Ariel Gore has everything she’s always wanted: a successful writing career, two children and a long-term partnership, and a beautiful (if tiny) home. Ariel doesn’t want to take care of her crazy dying mother, but she agrees to anyway, thinking it’s the right thing to do (and it can’t go on forever, can it???). Ariel’s partner, Sol, agrees to come along, too, but with certain conditions—namely that they all move into a bigger house, one that happens to be a thousand miles away. Amidst the chaos of moving, plus clowns and hospice workers, pie and too much whiskey, Ariel’s 10-year relationship with Sol begins to unravel, forcing her to reconsider the meaning of family and everything she’s ever been taught to call “love.” Ariel Gore is a journalist, novelist, nonfiction author, and teacher. She is the founding editor/publisher of Hip Mama, an Alternative Press Award–winning publication covering the culture and politics of motherhood.

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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A. K. Summers (Wednesday, April 30 at 7:30pm)
Pregnant Butch This funny, insightful graphic memoir is based on A.K. Summers’ own pregnancy. It’s an intensely personal look at the indignities of pregnancy and discomforts of gender. Part adventure story, part riotous critique, this thoughtfully rendered, occasionally surreal, resolutely heterodox tale turns the traditional “what to expect when you’re expecting” narrative on its head.

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Cynthia Bond (Wednesday, May 14 at 7:30pm)
Cynthia Bond (Ruby)

Cynthia Bond has taught writing to homeless and at-risk youth throughout Los Angeles for more than fifteen years. She attended Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, then moved to New York and attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. A PEN/Rosenthal Fellow, Bond founded the Blackbird Writing Collective in 2011. At present, Bond works as a writing consultant, and teaches therapeutic writing at Paradigm Malibu Adolescent Treatment Center. A native of East Texas, she lives in Los Angeles with her daughter.From the Hardcover edition. (added from Random House)… (more)
Rachel Louise Snyder (Thursday, April 16, 2015 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)

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