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Updated: September 13, 2012 8:58PM



SEPT. 14

• Harriet Reading Series, featuring Joanne Kyger, 6:30 p.m. at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior.

SEPT. 15

• Sappho’s Salon, featuring Sarah Terez Rosenbaum and Diva Kai, 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark. Admission: $7-$10 includes food and wine.

SEPT. 16

• Emily St. John Mandel will discuss and sign “The Lola Quartet,” 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Chicago Writers Association presents “The Art of the Memoir,” featuring Dina Kucera (“Everything I Never Wanted to Be”) and Madeline Sharples (“Leaving the Hall Light On”), 2-3 p.m. at Open Books, 213 W. Institute Pl.

SEPT. 17

• Laura Caldwell (“False Impressions”) and Sara Connell (“Bring in Finn: An Extraordinary Surrogacy Story”) will discuss and sign their work, 7 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St, Winnetka.

• Sharon Creech will discuss and sign “The Great Unexpected,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

SEPT. 18

• Adam McOmber will discuss and sign “The White Forest,” 7 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St, Winnetka.

• Andrea Cremer will discuss and sign “Rift,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Kevin Powers will discuss and sign “The Yellow Birds,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

SEPT. 19

• Gretchen Rubin will discuss and sign “Happier at Home,” 4 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

• Spencer Quinn will discuss and sign his latest Chet and Bernie mystery, 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Psychic medium John Edward will discuss his new book, “Fallen Masters,” at a special event that includes a group reading, 7 p.m. at Wentz Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Each admission ticket entitles the ticketholder to a signed copy of the book, available at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Anna Blessing will discuss and sign “Locally Grown: Portraits of Artisanal Farmers From America’s Heartland, 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

SEPT. 20

• Julia Keller will discuss and sign her debut novel, “A Killing in the Hills,” at a luncheon, 12:30 p.m. at the Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire. The luncheon is free but reservations are required: calendar.vapld.info or (224) 543-1485.

• Richard C. Morais will discuss and sign “Buddhaland Brooklyn,” xx p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

• Adam McOmber will discuss and sign “The White Forest,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Rachel Hartman will discuss and sign “Seraphina,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Poetry Off the Shelf: Lucille Clifton tribute and book launch, featuring poets Michael S. Glaser, Li-Young Lee, Elise Paschen and Kevin Young, 7 p.m. at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior.

SEPT. 21

• Poetry reading, featuring CM Burroughs (“The Vital System”) and Kristina Maria Darling (“The Moon and Other Inventions: Poems After Joseph Cornell”), 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

SEPT. 22

• Shannon Henry Kleiber will discuss and sign “On My Honor,” 11 a.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• A 75th anniversary celebration of “The Hobbit,” 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• A night of poetry and music, “And the Poet Sang,” featuring Beau O’Reilly, Jenny Magnus, Troy Martin, Matt Test adn Vicki Walden, 3 p.m. at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior.

SEPT. 23

• Curious George Part for kids 4-7 (and their parents), 4:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

• The Poetry Foundation presents “And the Poet Sang,” featuring The Crooked Mouth (Beau O’Reilly, Jenny Magnus, Troy Martin, Matt Test and Vicki Walden) performing poems from Blake, Whiman, Carroll, Yeats and others to music, 7 p.m. at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior. Free admission.

• Rebecca Skloot, author of the best-selling “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” will speak as part of Elmhurst College’s Science Technology and Society lecture series, 7 p.m. in Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, 190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst. Admission is $10; free for Elmhurst College students, faculty, staff and alumni. Information: (630) 617) 3390; elmhurst.edu/tix.

SEPT. 24

• James Dashner will discuss and sign “The Infinity Ring Book 1: A Mutiny in Time,” 4:30 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St, Winnetka.

SEPT. 27

• Kevin K. Kumashiro will discuss and sign “Bad Teacher! How Blaming Teachers Distorts the Bigger Picture,” 7 p.m. at Revolution Books, 1103 N. Ashland.

• “Red, White and Blue: Poets on Politics,” featuring Suji Kwock Kim, Li-Young Lee, D. Nurkse and Alice Quinn, 7 p.m. at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior.

• Elinor Lipman will discuss and sign “Tweet Land of LIberty: Irreverent Rhymes From the Political Circus,” 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

• “Growing Up With Harry Potter” event includes refreshments, wizard readings, Harry Potter trivia and 20 percent off all used book purchases and pre-ordered copies of J.K. Rowling’s post-Potter novel, “The Casual Vacancy,” 8 p.m. at Open Books, 213 W. Institute Place. Space is limited, so RSVP to store@open-books.org.

SEPT. 28

• Susan Hahn will discuss and sign “The Six Granddaughters of Cecil Slaughter,” 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

SEPT. 29

• Steven Erikson will discuss and sign “Forge of Darkness,” 4 p.m. at Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston.

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