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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.

• Red Rover Series will hold its 57th literary experiment, “We Can Be Heroes,” 7 p.m. at Outer Space Studio, 1474 N. Milwaukee, 3rd Floor. Suggested donation, $4. Information: chicagocalling.org.

SEPT. 30

• Maggie Stiefvater will discuss and sign “The Raven Boys,” 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Steven Erikson will discuss and sign Gardens of the Moon, 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Sharon Creech will discuss and sign “The Great Unexpected, 2 p.m at Anderson’s Bookshop, 5112 Main St., Downers Grove.

OCT. 1

• Tony La Russa will discuss and sign “One Last Strike,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Patricia MacLachlan will discuss and sign “The Boxcar Children Beginning: The Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm” (the prequel to the Boxcar Children book series), 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

OCT. 2

• Author Patricia McConnell will present a slide show and discuss problem solving, self-awareness and “thinking” in non-human animals, 6:30 p.m. in the Anti-Cruelty Society’s Mullane Auditorium, 169 W. Grand.

• Bobbi Brown and Sara Bliss will discuss and sign “Bobbi Brown’s Pretty Powerful,” 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie.

• Naomi Wolf will discuss and sign “Vagina: A New Biography,” 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

• Joelle Charbonneau will discuss and sign “Skating on the Edge,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Maggie Stiefvater will discuss and sign “The Raven Boys,” 7 p.m. at the Evanston Public Library, Community Meeting Room, 1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston.

• Libba Bray will discuss and sign “The Diviners,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Children’s book author William Joyce will discuss his new book, “The Guardians of Childhood: Sandman,” 7 p.m. at Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Purchase the book at at Anderson’s Bookshop to get event ticket. More information: (630) 355-2665.

OCT. 3

• Naomi Wolf will discuss and sign “Vagina: A New Biography,” 4 p.m. at the Evanston Public Library, Community Meeting Room, 1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston.

• John Katz will discuss and sign his first collection of short stories, “Dancing Dogs,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Actor Bob Balaban will discuss and sign his children’s book for middle readers, “The Creature From the Seventh Grade,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• St. Sukie De La Croix will discuss and sign “Chicago Whispers: A History of LGBT Chicago Before Stonewall,” 7 p.m. at Woodson Regional Library, 9525 S. Halsted.

• Reading Under the Influence featuring Mark R. Brand; Jeanie Chung, Jon Natzke and Jesse Jordan, 7-9 p.m. at Sheffieled’s (back room), 3258 N. Sheffield. Cover charge: $3.

• Bishop Gene Robinson will discuss and sign “God Believes in Love: Straight Talk About Gay Marriage,” 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 2335 N. Orchard.

• Historian Amanda Foreman will discuss “A World on Fire: Britain’s Crucial Role in the American Civil War,” 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine. Tickets: $5-$10.

OCT. 4

• Clara Orban will discuss and sign “Wine Lessons: Ten Questions to Guide Your Appreciation of Wine,” 6 p.m. at DePaul Barnes & Noble, 1 E. Jackson.

• Douglas Foster will discuss “After Mandela: The Struggle For Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa,” 6 p.m. in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State.

• Stephan Pastis will discuss and sign “Pearls Freaks the #*%# Out,” 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie.

• Poetry magazine’s Centennial Celebration and release party for “The Open Door,” 7 p.m. at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior.

• Former NFL great Tim Green will discuss and sign “Unstoppable,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Lois Lowry will discuss and sign “Son,” a sequel to “The Giver,” 7 p.m. at Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Purchase the book at Anderson’s Bookshop to receive event ticket. More information: (630) 355-2665.

OCT. 5

• Brandon Crouch and Frank Corrigan will discuss and sign “Notre Dame Beats Miami featuring Theo adn Eddie J,” 3 p.m. at Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore, 224 S. Michigan.

• Time magazine editors Jim Frederick and Charlotte Greensit will discuss their books and adventures, 6:30 p.m. at Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church St., Libertyville. To register: (847) 362-2330; webres.cooklib.org.

• Tabinda Bashir, Mary Hanford Bruce, Renny Golden, Susanne Lang, Yolanda Nieves and Christine Swanberg will read from their contributions to “Jane’s Stories IV: Bridges and Borders,” 7 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

• Kelly O’Connor McNees will discuss and sign “In Need of a Good Wife,” 7 p.m. atLake Forest Book Store, 680 N. Western Ave., Lake Forest.

• Brandon Crouch and Frank Corrigan will discuss and sign “Notre Dame Beats Miami featuring Theo adn Eddie J,” 7 p.m. at Hammes Notre Dame “Traveling” Bookstore, JW Marriott, 151 W. Adams.

• Snoozapalooza honors the 50th anniversary of Dr. Seuss’ “Sleep Book,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. Kids are encouraged to come in their pajamas for a special story time event.

• Ann Durkin Keating will discuss and sign “Rising From Indian Country,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

OCT. 6

• Margaret Hermes will discuss and sign “Relative Strangers,” 11:30 a.m. at the Bookmarket, Glen Town Center, 2651 Navy Blvd., Glenview.

• Brandon Crouch and Frank Corrigan will discuss and sign “Notre Dame Beats Miami featuring Theo adn Eddie J,” noon at Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore, 224 S. Michigan.

• Bonnie Blue will discuss and sign “Emmett Till’s Secret Witness: FBI Confidential Source Speaks,” 1:30 p.m. at the Woodson Regional Library, 9525 S. Halsted.

• Jeffrey Brown will be on hand with his new book, “Darth Vader and Son,” during Star Wars Reads Day, where guests will meet costumed characters and particiapate in other “Star Wars”-related activities, 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

OCT. 7

• “Poetry on Stage,” featuring Harriet Monroe & the Modernists, 3 p.m. at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior. Tickets are free, available at monroeandmodernists.eventbrite.com; or call (312) 787-7070.

• “Julia Jubilee,” in honor of Julia Child’s 100th birthday, features Terry Burson and Patricia Barey discussing and signing “Julia’s Cats,” 5 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

OCT. 8

• Amelia Gray will read from and discuss her debut novel, “Threats,” 5 p.m. in Roosevelt University’s Gage Gallery, 18 S. Michigan.

• “Poetry on Stage,” featuring Harriet Monroe & the Modernists, 7 p.m. at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior. Tickets are free, available at monroeandmodernists.eventbrite.com; or call (312) 787-7070.

• Children’s author Marla Frazee will discuss and sign “Boot and Shoe, 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Murder 101 mystery series author Maggie Barbieri will headline the “Night Reads” program, 7 p.m. at the Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., Oak Lawn.

• Luis’s Salon: Writers Railroad, featuring author Luis Albeto Urrea in discussion with Debra Dean (“The Madonnas of Leningrad,” “The Mirrored World”), 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

OCT. 9

• David Rich will discuss and sign “Caravan of Thieves,” 7 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

• Jasper Fforde will discuss and sign “The Woman Who Died A Lot,” 7 p.m. at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth, Naperville. Buy the book at Anderson’s (123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville) to receive admission ticket. Companion tickets, $10.

• Will Schwalbe will discuss and sign “The End of Your Life Book Club,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

OCT. 10

• Dennis Lehane will discuss and sign “Live By Night,” 6 p.m. in the Winter Garden Room at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State.

• Aleksandar Hemon, contributor to “Object Lessons: The Paris Review Presents the Art of the Short Story,” will read from the book, 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

• Erin Morgenstern wil discuss and sign “The Night Circus,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Cory Doctorow will discuss and sign “Pirate Cinema,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

OCT. 11

• Dennis Lehane will discuss and sign “Live by Night,” 7 p.m. at Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Buy the book at Anderson’s (123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville) to receive admission ticket. Companion tickets, $10.

• Susan Hahn will discuss and sign “The Six Granddaughters of Cecil Slaughter,” 7 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Main St., Winnetka.

• Authors Mitch Albom, Deepak Chopra, Jeff Lieberman, Rudy Tanzi and Lisa Neimi Swayze will participate in a panel discussion — “Meaning of Life” for Chicago Ideas Week — and sign books, 7 p.m. at the Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph.

• Carlos Andres Gomez will discuss and sign “Man Up: Cracking the Code of Modern Manhood,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Annie Barrows will discuss and sign “Ivy & Bean Make the Rules,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• D.T. Max will discuss and sign “Every Love Story is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace,” 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

• Margaret Hermes will discuss and sign “Relative Strangers,” 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

• Cory Doctorow will discuss and sign “Pirate Cinema,” 7 p.m. at the Evanston Public Library, Community Meeting Room, 1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston.

OCT. 12

• “Translating Poetry: Reading & Conversations,” featuring Patrizia Cavalli, Geoffrey Brock, Clare Cavanagh and Adam Zagajewski, 7 p.m. at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior.

• Emma McLaughlin & Nicole Kraus will discuss and sign “Over You,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Snoozapalooza: In honor of the 50th anniversary of “Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book,” children are encouraged to come in their PJs for a special storytime and event night, 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 5112 Main St., Downers Grove.

OCT. 13

• Darlene Clark Hine will discuss and sign “The Chicago Black Renaissance,” noon at the Woodson Regional Library, 9525 S. Halsted.

OCT. 13-14

• “Open House Chicago,” features a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the making of Poetry magazine, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior.

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