Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2020-07-08
About WCMG Publications News  Entertainment Features Donate Bars & Clubs Calendar Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage



Women & Children First Books plans holiday season events

facebook twitter google +1 reddit email

The holidays have arrived at Chicago's Only Feminist Bookstore.

Care for Real Toy Drive

Nov. 30 to Dec. 14

Come support Care for Real, a wonderful local organization making a difference for families in our community. We will be accepting donations from November 30 through December 14. Most-needed items include: dolls, cars, backpacks, legos, puzzles, paints sets, and crafts,

backpacks, and movie passes, gloves, mittens, caps and hats, scarves, and personal care items.

Saturday, December 1 at 11:30 a.m.

SitStayRead Wishing Tree Donation Drive Kick-off featuring Story Time with Drag Queens!

Beloved drag queens Muffy Fishbasket and Ashley Morgan will join us for our annual reading of The Christmas Truck by local author Bradley Blankenship and other holiday stories. Representatives of the amazing literacy program SitStayRead, along with trained reading dogs, will also be in attendance to talk about the organization and the work that they do.

Thursday, December 6 at 7 p.m.

Jenn Stroud Rossmann in conversation with Nami Mun

The Place You're Supposed to Laugh

Author Conversation

The dot-com bubble has burst, and holy calamity is raining down on 14-year-old Chad Loudermilk. Next door lives mogul Scot MacAvoy, who makes the Loudermilk family's struggle to stay afloat seem that much harder. Jenn Stroud Rossmann writes the essay series An Engineer Reads a Novel for Public Books. Nami Mun has received several awards, inclu ding the Whiting Award, the Pushcart Prize, and the Chicago Public Library's 21st Century Award.

Late Night Andersonville!

Dec. 7 & 21 from 7 to 9 p.m.

This year, more than 70 businesses are participating in Andersonville Late Nights with special deals, seasonal refreshments, and other festivities. At Women & Children First, we'll be offering 20% off 2019 calendars and boxed holiday cards from 7 to 9 p.m.

Friday, December 7 at 7 p.m.

New Erotica for Feminists: Satirical Fantasies of Love, Lust, and Equal Pay

Caitlin Kunkel, Brooke Preston,

Fiona Taylor, and Carrie Wittmer

Author Reading

Imagine a world where all erotica is written by feminists. Both light-hearted and empowering, New Erotica for Feminists is a sly, satirical take on all the things that turn feminists on. Caitlin Kunkel, Brooke Preston, Fiona Taylor, and Carrie Wittmer are comedy writers and satirists whose work has been featured in the New Yorker, McSweeney's, and many other outlets across the vast internet..

Monday, December 10

Sappho's Salon Holiday Open Mic

Doors Open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Our lineup will be trans/nb/gnc folks, and we'd love trans and gnc folks to be at the forefront of our open mic. As always, pay what you can, because proceeds go to the performers and the Women's Voices Fund.

Wednesday, December 12 at 7 p.m.

Barbara Ransby

Making All Black Lives Matter

Author Reading

In Making All Black Lives Matter, award-winning historian and longtime activist Barbara Ransby outlines the scope and genealogy of the Black Lives Matter movement, documenting its roots in Black feminist politics and situating it squarely in a Black radical tradition. Barbara Ransby is a historian, author, and longtime activist. She is the author of the acclaimed biography Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement.

Friday, January 4 at 7 p.m.

Katie Batza

Before AIDS: Gay Health Politics in the 1970s

Book Launch Party

Before AIDS focuses on gay health institutions in Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles, placing them in a larger political context and following them into the first five years of the AIDS crisis. Like many other minority communities in the 1970s, gay health activists of the 1970s changed the medical and political understandings health to reflect the new realities of their own revolution. Katie Batza graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a PhD in history and a graduate certificate in Gender and Women's Studies.

Thursday, January 10 at 7 p.m.

Angalia Bianca & Linda Beckstrom

In Deep: How I Survived Gangs, Heroin, and Prison to Become a Chicago Violence Interrupter

Today, Angalia Bianca is one of Chicago's foremost authorities on violence prevention, and she works with Cure Violence to change lives, but earlier in life, she spent twelve years in prison for forgery, embezzlement, and drug dealing. In Deep is a blunt, honest look at Bianca's life, and its mind-blowing stories take readers deep into a world of grit and gang violence. In addition to co-authoring In Deep, Linda Beckstrom has written a novel and is working on her third book.

Monday, January 14 at 7 p.m.

Karina Longworth, author of

Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood,

presents Outrage

Screening and Author Talk at Chicago Filmmakers, 5720 N. Ridge

Tickets on sale Dec. 3 only through Brown Paper Tickets.

In Outrage, a young woman's life is shattered when she is raped on her way home from work. This black-and-white B movie is notable for being only the second post-Code Hollywood film to deal with the issue of rape. Seduction reveals a riveting history of Hollywood's glamorous Golden Age through the stories of actresses pursued by Howard Hughes. Karina Longworth is the creator, producer, and host of You Must Remember This, a podcast on the secret and forgotten history of 20th-century Hollywood.

Save the Date

Thursday, January 17 at 7 p.m.

Amy Gentry

Last Woman Standing

Author Reading

Wednesday, January 23 at 7 p.m.

Amelia Bonow & local contributors to Shout Your Abortion

Anthology Reading

Friday, January 25 at 7 p.m.

Rachel DeWoskin, Someday, We Will Fly

Book Launch Party

Wednesday, January 30 at 7 p.m.

Am I Man Enough?

A Storytelling Show & Podcast

Thursday, January 31 at 7 p.m.

E. Patrick Johnson

Black. Queer. Southern. Women

Jennifer Nash

Black Feminism Reimagined: After Intersectionality

Joint Book Launch Party

Friday, February 1 at 7 p.m.

Daisy Johnson

Everything Under

Author Reading

Wednesday, February 6 at 7 p.m.

Chloe Benjamin in conversation with Rebecca Makkai

The Immortalists

Paperback Tour

Friday, February 8 at 7 p.m.

Ann Russo

Feminist Accountability: Disrupting Violence and Transforming Power

Book Launch Party

Sunday, February 10 at 7 p.m.

One Book One Northwestern: The Handmaid's Tale Fan Fiction Reading

Thursday, February 14 at 7 p.m.

Anne Elizabeth Moore

Sweet Little Cunt

Author Reading

Thursday, February 21 at 7 p.m.

Dave Cullen


Author Reading

Sunday, February 24 at 4 p.m.

Lucy Knisley

Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos

Book Launch Party

Wednesday, February 27 at 7 p.m.

Anissa Gray

The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls

Author Reading

Book Groups

Family of Women Book Group

Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m.

How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed by Slavenka Drakulic

Feminist Book Group

Sunday, Dec. 9 at 4 p.m.

Trainwreck by Sady Doyle

Teens First Book Group

Sunday, Dec. 9 at 5 p.m.

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Women Aging with Wisdom & Grace Discussion & Potluck

Sunday, Dec. 16

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Suggested Reading: The Power of Meaning by Emily Esfahani Smith

Social Justice Book Group

Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2:30 p.m.

Trans Like Me by CN Lester

Classics of Women's Literature Book Group

Monday, Dec. 17 at 7:15 p.m.

Our Spoons Came from Woolworths

by Barbara Comyns

Women's Book Group

Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Selection Meeting & Potluck

—From a press release

Women & Children First

5233 N. Clark St.

Chicago, IL 60640


Questions to Sarah Hollenbeck, Co-owner,

facebook twitter google +1 reddit email

Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


Gay News

Welbon invited to join Motion Picture Academy 2020-07-09 - Local Black lesbian filmmaker Yvonne Welbon was among the 819 artists and executives invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and ...

Gay News

Bisexual actress cast as new lead in 'Batwoman' 2020-07-08 - God Friended Me co-star Javicia Leslie has been cast as the new Batwoman, succeeding Ruby Rose, who exited the role after the end ...

Gay News

NUNN ON ONE PHOTOGRAPHY Peter Bussian focuses on New York's trans community 2020-07-08 - Peter Bussian is a visual artist who continually promotes international themes in his work. He's been published in The New York Times, LA ...

Gay News

SHOWBIZ Paris Jackson, GALECA nods, Halle Berry, Jennifer Holliday 2020-07-07 - More than 274,000 people have signed a petition to prevent the distribution of the indie film Habit, which critics say is "Christianophobic ...

Gay News

WORLD African country's pro-LGBT move, Pride marches, lesbian singer 2020-07-07 - In a landmark decision on July 6, the Senate of Gabon voted to decriminalize same-sex relations with 59 votes in favor, 17 against ...

Gay News

Chicago Sky hosts 'Unapologetically You' Pride virtual panel 2020-07-02 - In honor of Pride month, the Chicago Sky held a virtual panel "Being Unapologetically You" June 23 focused on success stories from three ...

Gay News

NATIONAL Athlete/ex-servicemember dies, Stonewall Inn, Pride attendees arrested 2020-06-29 - Angela Madsen—a member of the LGBTQ community whose remarkable life included a spell in the Marines, several medals ( including a bronze in ...

Gay News

BOOKS Joey Skladany entertains, instructs in 'Basic Bitchen' 2020-06-28 - With Basic Bitchen, Joey Skladany has probably put together one of the most entertaining cookbooks one might come across. With recipes for items ...

Gay News

Printers Row Lit Fest officially cancelled 2020-06-25 - For the first time in its 36-year history, Chicago's Printers Row Lit Fest has been officially canceled. Organizers said the current city ...

Gay News

Library board president leaves post over anti-LGBTQ statements 2020-06-24 - Cook Memorial Public Library District Board President Bonnie Quirke has now resigned from her post, The Daily Herald reported. Quirke, 80, of Libertyville, ...


Copyright © 2020 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.







About WCMG Publications News  Entertainment Features Donate Bars & Clubs Calendar Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.