Chicago book events come to you: Monday, May 25-Sunday, May 31, 2020
Monday at 1:30 pm
MONDAY, MAY 25
7:00 p.m. Volumes Bookcafé holds its audiobook book club discussion of Bubblegum. Q&A with author Adam Levin follow at 8:00 p.m.
TUESDAY, MAY 26
11:00 a.m. American Writers Museum presents a discussion with Catharine Arnold about researching and writing her book Pandemic 1918: Eyewitness Accounts from the Greatest Medical Holocaust in Modern History and what it’s like to publish during a pandemic.
7:00 p.m. Quimby’s presents Zine Club Online: Screens Edition! “We’ll be discussing self-published works about the moving images that keep us riveted to big and small screens alike.”
WEDNESDAY, MAY 27
6:30 p.m. City Lit’s Weird and Wonderful Book Club meets to discuss The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler.
THURSDAY, MAY 28
12:00 p.m. Bookends & Beginnings presents Literary Lunch Break. Short sample readings by contributors to Fury: Women’s Lived Experiences During the Trump Era, including editor Amy Roost, Dawn Marlan, Suzanne Clores, Lea Grover and Dina Elenbogen.
5:00 p.m. Chicago Ideas presents A Virtual Happy Hour with Samantha Irby. “Irby will sit down to talk through life in quarantine, using Irby’s new book Wow, No Thank You, as a jumping off point.”
6:30 p.m. City Lit presents John Warner, the Chicago Tribune’s Biblioracle in conversation with Kevin Guilfoyle. The Biblioracle will make persona book recommendations. Your chances of a personal “reading” are better if you email him in advance. Follow the link for instructions.
6:30 p.m. The American Writers Museum presents Dr. Manisha Sinha, scholar, historian and winner of the Frederick Douglass Book Prize for her book The Slave’s Cause. She will discuss the infinite legacy of Frederick Douglass in celebration of the Museum’s virtual exhibit, Frederick Douglass: Agitator
FRIDAY, MAY 29
7:00 p.m. Major book launch! Women & Children First presents Sonali Dev discussing Recipe for Persuasion with Alison Hammer on Facebook Live.
SATURDAY, MAY 30-SUNDAY, MAY 31
BookConline: National conference BookCon is online this year and it’s all weekend. Follow link for more information on panels, ARC giveaways and more.