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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.

MARCH 2

• Author, screenwriter and “Chicago Fire” creator Derek Haas will discuss and sign his spy thriller “The Right Hand,” 6 p.m. at After-Words Bookstore, 23 E. Illinois.

MARCH 3

• Amanda Freymann and Joan Sommers will discuss their collaboration, “Chuck Close Face Book,” 4:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

• “Books, Beer and Basketball” features local author Jonathan Eig in discussion with Rus Bradburd (“Make It, Take It”) and Michael Lenehan (“Ramblers: The Team That Changed the Color of Basketball”) about their latest books, 7 p.m. at Revolution Brewing, 2323 N. Milwaukee.

MARCH 4

• Blue Balliett will discuss and sign “Hold Fast,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

MARCH 5

• Saru Jayaraman will discuss and sign “Behind the Kitchen Door,” 6 p.m. in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State.

• Chris Rylander will discuss and sign “The Fourth Stall, Part III,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

MARCH 6

• Christine Sneed will discuss and sign “Little Known Facts” during Reading Under the Influence, 6 p.m. at Sheffield’s Beer Garden, 3250 N. Sheffield.

• Erin Hunter will discuss ans sign “Warriors: Dawn of the Clans #1: The Sun Trail,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Lee Sandlin will discuss and sign “The Storm Kings,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Thea Goodman will discuss and sign “The Sunshine When She’s Gone,” 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

MARCH 7

• Agata Tuszynska will discuss and sign “Vera Gran: The Accused,” 6:30 p.m. in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State.

• Mohsin Hamid will discuss and sign “How to Get Fillthy Rich in Rising Asia,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Jenny Lawson will discuss and sign “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• The Thank-You-for-Being-a-Friend Zine tour, featuring Taryn Hipp, JC, Kerri Radley and Sarah Rose, 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

MARCH 8

• Francesca T. Royster will discuss and sign “Sounding Like a No-No: Queer Sounds and Eccentric Acts in the Post-Soul Era,” 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

MARCH 9

• Patricia Briggs will discuss and sign “Frost Burned,” 2 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 297 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook.

• Louder Than a Bomb 2013 Finals — the culminating event of the world’s largest youth poetry festival, 6 p.m. at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph. For tickets: wbez.org/events.

MARCH 11

• Stephenie Meyer, accompanied by actors Max Irons and Jake Abel, will sign copies of the movie-related reissue of “The Host,” 2-5 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. Maximum books signed per customer is two. Call (630) 355-2665 to reserve a spot in line.

MARCH 12

• Gerry Souter (“American Shooter: A Personal History of Gun Culture in the United States”) will discuss his work, 6 p.m. in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State.

• Jen Lancaster will discuss and sign “Here I Go Again,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Leslea Newman will discuss and sign “October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard,” 7 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

MARCH 13

• DePaul’s “New Voices Series” features Christine Sneed, who will discuss and sign “Little Known Facts,” 5:30 p.m. at DePaul University Humanities Center, 2250 N. Sheffield, 3rd Floor.

• Peter Gizzi ( “Threshold Song”) and Brenda Shaughnessy (“Our Andromeda”) will discuss their poetry, 5:30 p.m. in the Sherwood Conservatory Recital Hall at Columbia College Chicago, 1312 S. Michigan.

• Mary Beth Keane will discuss and sign “Fever,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jeffereson Ave., Naperville.

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

• Terry Tempest Williams will discuss and sign “When Women Were Birds,” 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

MARCH 14

• The Neighborhood Writing Alliance presents an evening of readings by emerging Chicago writers, 6 p.m. in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State.

• Susan Crawford will discuss and sign “Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age,” 6:30 p.m. in the lower-level Multipurpose Room at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State.

• Kathy Reichs and Brendan Reichs will discuss and sign “Code: A Virals Novel,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

MARCH 15

• Tom Angleberger will discuss and sign “Art2-D2’s Guide to Folding and Doodling,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Randy Wayne White will discuss and sign “Night Moves,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Jodi Picoult will discuss “The Storyteller,” 7 p.m. at Kennedy Junior High School, 2929 Green Trails Dr., Lisle. For ticket information: (630) 355-2665.

• Kathy Reichs and Brendan Reichs will discuss and sign “Code: A Virals Novel,” 7 p.m. at the Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka.

• Edward Kelsey Moore will discuss and sign “The Supremes at Ear’s All-You-Can-Eat,” 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

MARCH 16

• Jodi Picoult will discuss “The Storyteller,” 1 p.m. at Libertyville High School, 708 W. Park Ave., Libertyville. For ticket information: (847) 234-4420.

• Sharon Draper will discuss and sign “Panic,” 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Jodi Picoult will discuss “The Storyteller,” 7 p.m. at Neuqua Valley High School, 2360 95th St., Naperville. For ticket information: (630) 355-2665.

• Sappho’s Salon, featuring Barrie Cole, Sapna Kumar and Laura Stempel, 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark. Donation ($7-$10) includes food and wine.

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