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FEB. 15

• Rosie Schaap will discuss and sign “Drinking With Men,” 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

• Poets Debra Bruce (“Survivors’ Picnic”) and Andrea Witzke Slot (“To find a new beauty”) will read from their works, 7 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

FEB. 16

• Ben Ellwarth presents “SEALAB: America’s Forgotten Quest to Live and Work on the Ocean Floor,” 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

• Samantha Hoffman (“What More Could You Wish For”), David Tabak (“Lather Rinse Repeat”) and Brian L. Cox (“Birthday Presence”) will discuss and sign their work, 3:30 p.m. at the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston.

FEB. 16-17

• Charity Book Sale to benefit the Robin Hood Foundations Hurricane Sandy relief fund, noon to 6 p.m. at After-Words Books, 23 E. Illinois.

FEB. 17

• The Renaissance Society presents a poetry reading by Lisa Jarnot, 2 p.m. in the University of Chicago’s Cobb Hall Room 409, 5811 S. Ellis.

• Cal Armistead will discuss and sign “Being Henry David,” 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• S. Bear Bergman’s Speakeasy Show, featuring the writer, storyteller, gender-jammer and raconteur, with jokes, stories, smut and rough drafts, plus Improv Storytime, 6 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

FEB. 18

• Michael Fry will discuss and sign “The Odd Squad: Bully Bait,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

FEB. 19

• Pete Wentz will discuss and sign “Gray,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Tim Dorsey will discuss and sign “The Riptide Ultra-Glide,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

FEB. 20

• Liz Fichera will discuss and sign “Hooked,” 6 p.m. at Bridge Communities, 505 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn.

• Local Author Night, featuring: Michael Raleigh (“In the Castle of the Flynns”); David Tabak (“Lather Rinse Repeat”); and Connie Wilson (“The Color of Evil”), 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

• “Guts & GLory: Live Lit For the Lionhearted,” featuring Samantha Irby, Keith Ecker, Kelsie Huff, Emily Rose, Adam Guerino, Caitlin Bergh and Patrick Allen Carberry, 7 p.m. at Powell’s Bookstore, 2850 N. Lincoln.

• Callista Gingrich (“Land of the Pilgrim’s Pride”) and Newt Gingrich (“Victory at Yorktown”) will discuss and sign their works, 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

FEB. 21

• Poetry Out Loud: Chicago Regional Finals, with high school champions from around the city competing to represent Illinois in the Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington, D.C., in April, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior.

• Liz Fichera will discuss and sign “Hooked,” 6 p.m. at The BookStore, 475 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn.

• Matt Kepnes will discuss and sign “How To Travel the World on $50 a Day: Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter,” 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

• Jonathan Fisk will discuss and sign “Broken: Seven Christian Rules About Christian Rules That Every Christian Ought to Break,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Christine Sneed will discuss and sign “Little Known Facts,” during a book launch party, 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

FEB. 22

• Children’s book illustrator Ed Young will conduct a lecture titled “The House Baba Built,” followed by a book signing, 6 p.m. in the Bluhm Lecture Hall, Parmer Hall Room 108 on the campus of Dominican University, 7900 W. Division St., River Forest.

FEB. 23

• John Madormo will discuss and sign “The Camp Phoenix Caper: Book 2,” 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

FEB. 25

• Michael Hainey will discuss “After Visiting Friends” with Bill Savage of Northwestern University, 6 p.m. in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State.

• Jo Becker will discuss and sign “Campaigning For Justice: Human Rights Advocacy in Practice,” 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

FEB. 26

• Three Young Adult authors — Megan Miranda (“Hysteria”), Yelena Black (“Dance of Shadows”) and Robin Benway (“Also Known As”) — will discuss and sign their books, 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Michael Hainey will discuss and sign “After Visiting Friends,” 7 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

FEB. 27

• Poetry off the Shelf with Fulcrum Point Music Project, 7 p.m. at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior.

• Three Young Adult authors — Megan Miranda (“Hysteria”), Yelena Black (“Dance of Shadows”) and Robin Benway (“Also Known As”) — will discuss and sign their books, 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

• Michael Hainey will discuss and sign “After Visiting Friends,” 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

• Rita Leganski will discuss and sign “The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow, 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

FEB. 28

• Roxane Gay will read fiction and nonfiction selections, 4:30 p.m. at Roosevelt University’s Gage Gallery, 18 S. Michigan.

• Bob Wright will discuss and sign “Transform!” 6-8 p.m. at Open Books, 213 W. Institute.

• An evening of short sci-fi, fantasy and horror readings by local authors, hosted by author William Shunn, 6:30 p.m. at Open Books, 213 W. Institute Place.

• Greg Borzo will discuss and sign “Chicago Cable Cars,” 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

• Michael Hainey will discuss and sign “After Visiting Friends,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

MARCH 1

• Michael Hainey will discuss and sign “After Visiting Friends,” 7 p.m. at Lake Forest Book Store, 680 N. Western Ave., Lake Forest.

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