September Events at Powells

September is happening at Powell’s!

This weekend are two fantastic events we hope you’ll attend. Next, we’re heading out to Expo Chicago 9/18-9/21 and The 57th Street Children’s Book Fair on 9/21.

You can also look forward to the Madness of 50% off sales at both locations at the end of the month, and more great literary and community events, so stay tuned for more!

Vivian Maier: Eye to Eye

Friday, September 5th at 7pm

Release party! The latest title on Vivian Maier from CityFiles Press, along with greatly reduced prices on all their fantastic titles on Chicago Art, Architecture, and Photographic history.

Richard Cahan and Michael Williams, authors of the award winning Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows, will discuss their new work, which focuses on Maier’s portraits of others around the world.

Gaining posthumous fame as a street photographer through her powerful, arresting photographs, Maier never showed work in her lifetime. Vivian Maier: Eye to Eye casts a new light on the warmth and intimacy of a figure heretofore seen as reclusive and quirky. Fascinated with shadow and reflection, especially in her self-portraits, some of her most striking images come about in the direct, eye-to-eye portraits where she captures the world and her fellow humanity straight on.

Vivian Maier: Eye to Eye also uses innovative four-color printing technology to approximate the stunning quality of original silver gelatin prints, bringing Maier’s photographs to life beautifully.

more information:
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CityFiles website

Saturday, September 6th at 7pm

Join us this Saturday for readings from local and international critically acclaimed and boundary-pushing talent.

May-Lan Tan lives in London. She is the author of the story collection Things to Make and Break (CB Editions, 2014) and the chapbook Girly (Future Tense, 2014), and a collaborator with Marina Abramović Institute’s Immaterial.

Mia McCullough’s plays have been produced at Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago Dramatists, and Stage Left Theatre in Chicago, as well as around the country. Most recently her play SINCE AFRICA received its NYC premiere at Red Fern Theatre in February 2014.

Dan O’Brien is a poet and playwright in Los Angeles. His debut poetry collection, War Reporter, was published in 2013 and won the prestigious 2013 Fenton Aldeburgh Prize and was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection.

Daniel M. Shapiro lives in Pittsburgh. He is the author of How the Potato Chip Was Invented (sunnyoutside press), Interruptions (with Jessy Randall, Pecan Grove Press), The 44th-Worst Album Ever (NAP), and Teeth Underneath (FootHills Publishing).

Don Share is the editor of Poetry magazine in Chicago.  His most recent books are Wishbone (Black Sparrow), Union (Eyewear Publishing), and Bunting’s Persia (Flood Editions); His translations of Miguel Hernández were awarded the Times Literary Supplement Translation Prize.

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Tuesday September 16th at 6pm

SlutWalk Chicago and FURIE (Feminist Uprising to Resist Inequality and Exploitation) team up to present a community forum on rape culture and street harassment.