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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

Aug
29
D. Bryant Simmons (Friday, August 29 at 7:30pm)
Friday, August 29th - D. Bryant Simmons

7:30 p.m.

How to Knock a Bravebird from Her Perch

In the wake of her father's sudden death, Pecan marries the up-and-coming boxing sensation Ricky Morrow. She begins to doubt that decision when she finds herself on the receiving end of Ricky's violent temper. Scared for her life, she hunkers down in this marriage of convenience as the babies and fists keep coming. This dynamic award-winning novel explores the choices that contemporary women must face and the consequences of domestic abuse. D. Bryant Simmons was born and raised in Chicago. She has earned a B.A. in sociology and M.Ed. in elementary education. She is a mother, publisher, and advocate for women's rights. Refreshments will be served.

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
5
Rachel DeWoskin (Friday, September 5 at 7:30pm)
Friday September 5th at 7:30 pm

Rachel DeWoskin

Blind

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Sep
7
Copper Magic (Sunday, September 7 at 4:30pm)
Meet Julia Mary Gibson as she reads from her debut novel Copper Magic. (added from Macmillan)
Sep
10
Mary Gordon (Wednesday, September 10 at 7:30pm)
Mary Gordon (added from Random House)
Sep
14
Roald Dahl Birthday Party (Sunday, September 14 at 3:30pm)
3:30 p.m.

Roald Dahl Birthday Party!

September is Roald Dahl's birth month! We'll be celebrating this beloved author and the 50th anniversary of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with cake, Dahl-themed activities, Fantastic Mr. Fox face-painting, storytelling, and more--all hosted by Miss Mack!

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Sep
17
Toni McNaron (Wednesday, September 17 at 7:30pm)
7:30 p.m.

Into the Paradox: Feminist Politics, Conservative Spirit

As a practicing Catholic and feminist scholar, Toni McNaron embraces the seemingly unresolvable paradox of conservative spirituality and radical politics. In this memoir, she describes living with this "uncomfortable mystery" and the deeper spaces it has allowed her to explore. McNaron is an educator, memoirist, and lesbian feminist critic. She taught literature and women's studies at the University of Minnesota for thirty-seven years, where she was founder and chair of the Women's Studies Program, the Center for Advanced Feminist Studies, and the GLBT Studies Program. McNaron's other books include I Dwell in Possibility and Poisoned Ivy: Lesbian and Gay Academics Confront Homophobia, a compelling ethnographic study of homophobia in the academy. McNaron lives in Minneapolis and is already at work on another memoir.

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
19
Beatriz Badikian-Gartler, featuring special guests Mike Puican, Yvonne Zipter, and Natalia Taylor (Friday, September 19 at 7:30pm)
Friday, September 19th - Beatriz Badikian-Gartler, featuring special guests Mike Puican, Yvonne Zipter, and Natalia Taylor

7:30 p.m.

Unveiling the Mind

Refreshments will be served

In her new collection, poet Beatriz Badikian-Gartler explores memory and the lives of artists and women-on both a personal and a universal scale. According to novelist Jeffrey Renard, Unveiling the Mind is deceptively simple and heartfelt, showing readers why "writing is more necessary than breathing." Born in Buenos Aires, but a long-time Chicago resident, Beatriz Badikian-Gartler earned her doctorate in creative writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago and has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants in the language arts. She has taught at Roosevelt University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Newberry Library, and Northwestern University. She was recently named one of "100 Women Who Make a Difference" by Today's Chicago Woman magazine. Beatriz will be accompanied by short readings by her friends and poets, Mike Puican, Yvonne Zipter, and Natalia Taylor.

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
21
Jesmyn Ward (Sunday, September 21 at 4:30pm)
4:30 p.m.

Men We Reaped, paperback release

In five years, author Jesmyn Ward lost five young men in her life-to drugs, accidents, and suicide. In this memoir, Ward asks and attempts to answer why death is the fate of so many young black men in America. A finalist for the National Book Critics' Circle Award, a nominee for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and a New York Times Notable Book, Men We Reaped recounts the lives of people who are bound within a history of racism and economic struggle. Jesmyn Ward grew up in poverty in rural Mississippi and is the sole member of her family to leave home and pursue higher education. She writes about this parallel universe with a powerful combination of objectivity and intimacy. A former Stegner Fellow at Stanford and Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi, Ward's novels include Where the Line Bleeds andSalvage the Bones. She is currently an assistant professor at the University of South Alabama.

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
24
Angela Pneuman (Wednesday, September 24 at 7:30pm)
7:30 p.m.

Lay It on My Heart

This piercing debut novel tells the story of one unforgettable month in a Kentucky girl's thirteenth year. Charmaine Peake's prophet father has been committed to a psychiatric institution, and her mother, forced to rent out their home, has moved the family down to a trailer on the river. Now a sanctimonious missionary kid has taken over Charmaine's bedroom, where he keeps a stash of strange and questionable photographs. Amidst all of the upheaval, Charmaine tries to pray as her father taught, but it seems like even God has changed. Angela Pneuman is the author of Home Remedies and has had stories appear in Best American Short Stories, Ploughshares, and other literary magazines. She currently teaches fiction writing at Stanford University and has received the Presidential Fellowship from SUNY Albany and the first inaugural Alice Hoffman Prize for short fiction from Ploughshares.

Location: Street: 5233 N. Clark St. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60640-2122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
25
Rebecca Coffey (Thursday, September 25 at 7:30pm)
7:30 p.m.

Hysterical

Anna Freud was her father Sigmund's sounding board and chief collaborator. Yet she harbored secrets that could have shaken the foundations of his legacy. Hysterical, a fictional autobiography, tells the full story of Anna for the first time, tunneling deep into her childhood experiences, dreams, and fantasies-not unlike a therapy session. The novel leads readers through Anna's young adulthood, her decision to become a teacher, then analyst, and advocate for children. It also describes her first love, coming out, and her life with Dorothy Burlingham, in turn chronicling the history of gayness as "illness." Rebecca Coffey is a science journalist, contributing to Scientific American, Discover, and Vermont Public Radio. She is also a regular commentator on the Progressive Voices Radio Network and the author ofNietzsche's Angel Food Cake: And Other "Recipes" for the Intellectually Famished.

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Sep
26
Amina Gautier (Friday, September 26 at 7:30pm)
7:30

Now We Will Be Happy

Refreshments will be served

The eleven linked stories in Gautier's debut collection, which won the 2013 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction, vividly evoke the experiences of Afro-Puerto Ricans, U.S.-mainland-born Puerto Ricans, and displaced native Puerto Ricans who are living between spaces while attempting to navigate the unique culture that defines their identity. Amina Gautier's characters deal with the difficulties of bicultural identities in a world that wants them to choose only one. The characters in Now We Will Be Happy include a teenage boy who leaves home in search of the mother he hasn't seen since childhood; a granddaughter sent across the ocean to broker peace between her relatives; and a married woman who takes a bathtub voyage with her lover. Amina Gautier teaches in the department of English at the University of Miami. The winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, her work has appeared in numerous literary journals, including Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, and Southern Review.

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Apr
16
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)
Sep
2
Roxane Gay will be promoting Bad Feminist (Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 7:30pm)
Roxane Gay will be promoting Bad Feminist (added from HarperCollins)

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