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MAY 9

• Contributors to the 26th issue of Columbia Poetry Review will read their work, 5:30 p.m. in Columbia College Chicago’s Ferguson Hall, 600 S. Michigan.

• Michael Harvey will discuss and sign “The Innocence Game,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Dark Days of Summer book tour, featuring Kiera Cass (“The Elite”), Elizabeth Norris (“Unbreakable”), Amy Tintera (“Reboot”) and “Aprilynne Pike (“Life After Theft”), 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Comedian Jim Gaffigan will discuss and sign “Dad is Fat,” 7 p.m. in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton on the campus of North Central College in Naperville. Tickets available with purchase of book at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. More information: (630) 355-2665; andersonsbookshop.com.

• Patrick Cannon will discuss and sign “Louis Sullivan: Creating a New American Architecture,” 7 p.m. at Cook Park Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville.

• Rachael Hanel will dicuss and sign “We’ll Be the Last Ones to Let You Down: Memoir of a Gravedigger’s Daughter,” 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

• Brandon Baltzley will discuss and sign “Nine Lives: A Chef’s Journey from Chaos to Control,” 7:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. Special event rules will apply. Call for details: (847) 676-2230.

• Mary Hutchings Reed will discuss and sign “Warming Up,” 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

MAY 10

• Eve Ensler will discuss and sign “In the Body of the World,” 7 p.m. at the Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark. Purchase of the book at Women & Children First (5233 N. Clark) comes with a ticket to the event. Companion tickets are $10.

• Joe Hill will discuss and sign “NOS4A2,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

MAY 11

• Highland Park Centennial Literary Festival, a one-day event that will feature top Texas authors in two sessions, beginning at 10 a.m. at Highland Park United Methodist Church, 3300 Mockingbird Lane. Authors include: Erica Grieder, Joe Nick Patocki, Harry Hunsicker, Miles Arceneaux, John Spong, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Stephen Harriga, Prudence Mackintosh and Lawrence Wright (“Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief”). For more information: texasbookfestival.org.

• “Sitting Between the Sea and the Buildings: A Symposium of Artists and Poets,” featuring Bill Berkson, Douglas Kearney, John Yau, Terry Adkins, Lesley Dill, Mildred Howard, April Sheridan and Stephen Woodall, noon to 5 p.m. at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior.

MAY 13

• David Misch will discuss and sign “FUNNY: The Book,” 6 p.m. in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at the Harold Washington Library Center, 410 S. State.

• Jackson Galaxy will discuss and sign “Cat daddy: What the World’s Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

MAY 14

• Nicole Hollander, creator of the Sylvia cartoon character, will lead a memoir writing workshop, 6 p.m. at the Chicago Public Library Lincoln Belmont Branch, 1659 W. Melrose.

• Eoin Colfer will discuss and sign “The Reluctant Assassin,” the first in his new “WARP” series, 7 p.m. at Beebe School, 110 E. 11th Ave., Naperville. Tickets are free with purchase of the book at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Brandon Baltzley will discuss and sign “Nine Lives: A Chef’s Journey From Chaos to Control,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Audrey Niffenegger will discuss and sign “Raven Girl” and “Awake in the Dream World,” 7:30 p.m. at the Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark.

MAY 15

• Benjamin Percy will discuss and sign “Red Moon,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Eileen Gold Kushner and Kathy Young will discuss “Smart on the Inside: A True Story About Succeeding in Spite of Learning Disabilities,” 7 p.m. at Ela Area Public Library, 275 Mohawk Trail, Lake Zurich.

• Tom Mula will discuss and sign “Hackers of Oz,” 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

MAY 16

• Joe Gioia will discuss and sign “The Guitar and the New World: A Fugitive History,” 6:30 p.m. at City Lit Books, 2523 N. Kedzie.

• Kevin Emerson will discuss and sign “The Fellowship for Alien Detection” and “The Dark Shore,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Roger Wright will discuss and sign “Finding Work When There Are No Jobs,” 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

MAY 16-17

• University Book Sale, with more than 6,000 books, CDs, DVDs and periodicals for sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Ver Steeg Lounge of Northwestern University’s main library, 1970 Campus Dr., Evanston. More information: (847) 491-2932.

MAY 17

• Michael Stanley (Michael Sears and Stan Trollip) will discuss and sign “Deadly Harvest: A Detective Kubu Mystery,” 7 p.m. at the Centuries & Sleuths, 7419 Madison St., Forest Park.

• Nathaniel Philbrick will discuss and sign “Bunker Hill: A Siege, A Revolution,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Emily Rapp will discuss and sign “The Still Point of the Turning World: A Mother’s Story,” 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

MAY 18

• David Gillham will discuss and sign “City of Women,” 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Top Chef Master Marcus Samuelsson celebrates the paperback release of his James Beard award-winning memoir, “Yes, Chef,” 4 p.m. at the Snaidero showroom, 220 Merchandise Mart, Suite 140. To purchase tickets ($50): bookcellarinc.com.

• Poetry off the Shelf with Jim Ferris, Leroy F. Moore and Barry Silesky, 6 p.m. at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior.

• Sappho’s Salon, featuring film director Wendy Jo Carlton and actor/producer Lisa Cordileone,” 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark. Admission is $7-$10, includes food and wine.

MAY 19

• Nate Silver will discuss “The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — But Some Don’t,” 1 p.m. at the Spertus Institute, 610 S. Michigan. Tickets: $15-$50. Call (312) 322-1773; spertus.edu.

• “Class Acts” — Chris Rylander (“The Fourth Stall” series), Tom Watson (“Stick Dog”), Eric Gale (“The Bully Book”), Chris Healy (“The Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle”), Soman Chainani (“School for Good and Evil”) and Jarrett Krosoczka (“Platypus Police Squad”) — will discuss and sign their works, 2 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Laura Bates will discuss and sign “Shakespeare Saved My Life,” 4:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

MAY 20

• Judith and Bob Wright will discuss “Transformed! The Science of Spectacular Living,” 6 p.m. in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State.

MAY 21

• Anchee Min will discuss “The Cooked Seed: A Memoir,” 6 p.m. in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State.

MAY 22

• Ru Freeman will discuss and sign “Sal Mal Lane,” 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln.

• Rick Yancey will discuss and sign “The 5th Wave,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

• Edward McClelland will discuss and sign “Nothin’ But Blue Skies: The Heyday, Hard Times, and Hopes of America’s Industrial Heartland,” 7 p.m. at Anderson’s Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville.

MAY 23

• Jessie Oleson Moore will discuss and sign “The Secret Lives of Baked Goods,” 7 p.m. at Aspen Drive Library, 701 Aspen Dr., Vernon Hills.

• Karen Beattie will discuss and sign “Rock-Bottom Blessings: Discovering God’s Abundance When All Seems Lost,” 7:30 p.m. at Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark.

MAY 24

• Phil Jackson will discuss and sign “Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success,” 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. Special event rules will apply. Call for details after May 17: (847) 676-2230.

MAY 25

• Fabio Viviani will sign “Fabio’s Italian Kitchen,” 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Valli Produce of Glendale Heights, 155 E. North Ave., Glendale Heights.

• Ryan Jennings Peterson will discuss and sign “On the Ladder of Humanity” and “On the Edge of Greed,” 2 p.m. at the Centuries & Sleuths, 7419 Madison St., Forest Park.

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