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Chicagoland literary events: Oct. 15 - 22


Anderson's Bookshop's mother-daughter book club will discuss "Number the Stars" by Lois Lowry at 2 p.m. at Anderson's Bookshop in Downers Grove, 5112 Main St., Downers Grove; free. 630-963-2665,

Franki Elliot will host a release party for her book of poems "Piano Rats" from 6-9 p.m. at Hinge Gallery, 1955 W. Chicago Ave.; free. 312-291-9313,


Author Nnedi Okorafor ("The Shadow Speaker," "Akata Witch") will present a creative writing workshop for those age 14 or older at 4:30 p.m. at the Thurgood Marshall branch library, 7506 S. Racine Ave.; free. 312-747-5927,

John Green and Benjamin Alire Sáenz, authors known for their "coming-of-age"characters, will be in conversation with Donna Seaman discussing Saul Bellow's book "The Adventures of Augie March" at 6 p.m. at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St.; free. Registration is required. 312-747-8191,


Keir Graff will read and sign his first book for children "The Other Felix" at 4 p.m. at the Winnetka Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka; free. 847-446-7220,


Sarah Wendell, blogger and author of "Everything I Know About Love I Learned from Romance Novels," will moderate a panel about the latest in romance writing and lead some interactive activities at 7 p.m. at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville; free. 630-355-2665,


Actors from Lookingglass Theatre will perform sections from Elie Wiesel's "Night" and Julia Alvarez's "In the Time of the Butterflies" during the "One Book, One Chicago Anniversary Readings: Lunchtime Series" at 12:15 p.m. in the Chicago Publishers Gallery at the Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph St.; free. 312-744-6630,

– Courtney Crowder

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