This group reading at the Chicago Public Library offers a sampling of the diversity of women’s voices, topics and writing styles that can be heard at the Woman Made Gallery. Featured poets include Yolanda Nieves, Robin Fine, Kelly Norman Ellis and curator Nina Corwin.
Sapphire does not shy away from difficult subjects. In The Kid, the sequel to her 1996 novel Push, she again takes up the topic of childhood sexual abuse, and what happens when institutions that are supposed to protect children fail to do so.
Michael Hainey, Chicago native and deputy editor at GQ appears in conversation with Bill Savage of Northwestern University. In his gripping memoir After Visiting Friends, Hainey sets out to answer questions about his father’s death at age 35.
From one of our finest and most popular science writers comes the answer to a scientific mystery as big as the world itself: How are the events that formed our solar system billions of years ago embedded inside each of us? Neil Shubin takes an expansive approach to the question of why we look the way we do.
A recent performance explored the understanding that our bodies store all kinds of knowledge and information, whether it’s an old knee injury that flares up in the rain or the healing touch of a loved one.