7/21 Sappho’s Salon at Women and Children First featuring Terry Wolverton and Yvonne Zipter. Curated by the delightful and discerning Kathie Bergquist, these two literary lesbians will light up this monthly salon for lesbians and their friends. Also featuring music by DJ Spin Nikki. 7:30-9:30 pm. $7-$10, sliding scale. Proceeds benefit performers and the Women’s Voices Fund.~Liz

7/23 David Himmel at The Book Cellar. David Himmel reads from his book, A Camp Story: The History of Lake of the Woods & Greenwoods Camps. Sure to be a fun and nostalgic read, the kids of this book “sail about, sneak out, fall in love, and find themselves, summer after summer.” 7 pm @ The Book Cellar: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago IL, 60625.~Rachel

7/26 Authors Joe Meno (Office Girl), Patrick Somerville (This Bright River), Jac Jemc (My Only Wife), and Frankie Elliot (Piano Rats). Chicago Magazine and Curbside Splendor present “A Night of Words & Music” and The Empty Bottle. My oh my, this is not an event to miss with these titles! Free with RSVP. 9 pm @ Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave, Chicago IL, 60622.~Liz and Rachel