Literary Rock & Roll. This celebration features readings and performances, followed by book signings and music by Mucca Pazza, a 30-piece circus-punk marching band. Readings by Junot Diaz (“The Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao”), ZZ Packer (“The Thousands,” a novel in progress), Colin Channer (“The Girl with the Golden Shoes”), and performance artist-author Hillary Carlip (“A la Cart: The Secret Lives of Grocery Shoppers”).
Free and open to the public. For more information, call Columbia College, 312-344-7611 or visit www.colum.edu/storyweek .