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Author events: Food blogger Joy Wilson presents new cookbook March 25 in Chicago

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  • Joy Wilson, author and Joy the Baker blogger, presents her new cookbook, "Over Easy," at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the Read It & Eat bookstore in Chicago.

    Joy Wilson, author and Joy the Baker blogger, presents her new cookbook, "Over Easy," at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the Read It & Eat bookstore in Chicago.
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• "I Heart You" author Meg Fleming signs copies of her book at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 19, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. For a place in the signing line, purchase the book from Anderson's in Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Villa Park native Jeanette Hurt signs copies of her book "Drink Like a Woman" from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 19, at the Red Arrow Tap Room, 111 E. 1st St., Elmhurst. Guests can watch drink-making demonstrations and sample cocktails (for a fee) featured in the book. Free admission. Books will be available for purchase at the event. (630) 501-1322 or redarrowtaproom.com.

• Authors Sharon Biggs Waller and Christa Desir will present their favorite "girl power" books at an event celebrating Women's History Month at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 19, at Anderson's Bookshop, 20 S. La Grange Road, La Grange. (708) 582-6353 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Mark Edmundson conducts a "Why Write" workshop at noon Monday, March 20, at Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan Road, Lake Forest. The program is based on Edmundson's new book, "Why Write?" (847) 234-3100 or lakeforest.edu.

• Author and Lake Forest College alumna Emily Capettini reads from her works of fiction at 4 p.m. Monday, March 20, at Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan Road, Lake Forest. She is the author of the novella "Thistle." (847) 234-3100 or lakeforest.edu.

• "Duck Season: Eating, Drinking, and Other Misadventures in Gascony-- France's Last Best Place" author David McAninch discusses his book at noon Tuesday, March 21, at the University Club of Chicago, 76 E. Monroe St., Chicago. The dress code for this event is business casual. No denim is permitted. For reservations, call The Book Stall at (847) 446-8880. For details, visit thebookstall.com.

• Meet Meg Howrey as she signs copies of her novel "The Wanderers" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. To reserve a place in the signing line, purchase a copy of the book from Anderson's in Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Brian Evenson reads from his works of fiction at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan Road, Lake Forest. Evenson is author of the novel "Last Days." (847) 234-3100 or lakeforest.edu.

• Meet Malika Ameen, pastry chef and author of "Sweet Sugar, Sultry Spice: Exotic Flavors to Wake Up Your Baking," as she discusses her book at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at the Lake Forest Book Store, 662 N. Western Ave., Lake Forest. Register by calling the Lake Forest Book Store at (847) 234-4420. See lakeforestbookstore.com.

• Becky Rapinchuk signs copies of her book "Simply Clean: The Proven Method for Keeping Your Home Organized, Clean, and Beautiful in Just 10 Minutes a Day" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. For a place in the signing line, purchase a copy of the book from Anderson's in Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Marsha Gordon, associate professor of film studies at North Carolina State University, discusses her newest book, "Film is Like a Battleground: Sam Fuller's War Movies," at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, in the visitors center at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. The book looks at the war movies of filmmaker Sam Fuller, who served with the 1st Infantry Division in World War II. Gordon's presentation will include film clips. Paperback copies of Gordon's book will be available for sale in the Cantigny Shop. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Free admission. firstdivisionmuseum.org.

• Former NBA player Craig Hodges signs copies of "Long Shot: The Triumphs and Struggles of an NBA Freedom Fighter," a book he wrote with fellow author Rory Fanning, at 7 p.m. Friday, March 24, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. To reserve a place in the signing line, purchase a copy of the book from Anderson's in Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Libby Fischer Hellmann discusses her book "War, Spies, and Bobby Socks: Stories About World War II at Home" at noon Saturday, March 25, at The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com.

• Brandon Graham signs copies of his books "Missing People" and "Good for Nothing" from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at Barnes and Noble, 47 E. Chicago Ave., Suite 132, Naperville. (630) 579-0200 or barnesandnoble.com.

• Joy Wilson, Instagram personality and author of the food blog Joy the Baker, will sign copies of her new cookbook, "Over Easy," and will give a cooking demonstration at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the Read It & Eat bookstore, 2142 N. Halsted St., Chicago. Admission is $10. For registration and to be put on the waiting list, visit readitandeatstore.com.

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