Roosevelt students present new work.
Young discusses his book Everybody In, Nobody Out: Memoirs of a Rebel Without a Pause.
Writers and artists use Hulk to inspire discussion about gender, identity, artistic appropriation, activism, and media. Guests include Noah Berlatsky, Dana Bassett, Lindsey Smith, and Rachel N. Swanson. $5 suggested donationhttp://homeroomchicago.org
If a popular book franchise is to be believed, stories are like chicken soup for the soul. You know what else is like soup for the soul? Soup. The monthly lit series That’s All She Wrote teams up with the Hideout’s free weekly soup dinner Soup & Bread to raise funds for Swim Cafe owner Karen Gerod, who is battling cancer. Local chefs—like Hoosier Mama’s Allison Scott— bring the soup; local writers read on health care and caregiving. $10 suggested donationhttp://thatsallshewrotechicago.com/
After a few drinks, everybody’s a raconteur. Or a raconteuse. Or, more likely, a bore. That’s not the case with the ten storytellers at the Moth’s GrandSLAM Championship, all of whom are previous StorySLAM winners. Tonight will determine who’s the best and funniest of them all. $17http://etix.com
Bill Savage moderates a discussion between crime fiction writers Frances McNamara, David J. Walker, and Tim Chapman.
Moshak discusses her memoir Ice 'n' Go: Score in Sports and Life.
Tyre discusses the Second Presbyterian Church, Chicago's only National Historic Landmark church. Part of Lunch Talks @ CAF.
Bergmann, a partner at the creative design firm Bjarke Ingels Group, discusses the creative process of architecture. Part of the "Architecture Is Art…Is Architecture Art?" lecture series.
Grimes discusses her book Circle of Treason: A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed. $10
Luce discusses her book Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail.
Martin presents his book So I Bought an Air Force: The True Story of a Gritty Midwesterner in Somoza's Nicaragua.
Historian David M. Kennedy (Freedom from Fear) discusses immigration in America.