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Tonight and Tomorrow! Chicago Zine Fest returns for its fifth annual self-pubstravaganza to showcase even more magnificent independent publishers! Drop by to check out the awesome line-up of exhibitors, take a workshop, or just DANCE. Plan your weekend with the full Zine Fest schedule here.

Tonight! Celebrate the Freedom of Information Act at the FOIA Festival with lectures and workshops geared towards journalists, bloggers and writers. Sessions will run all morning and afternoon, from 8:30 am to 5 pm, at Loyola University (25 E. Pearson St.).

Tonight! Richard Hell reads from his autobiography and documentation of punk rock culture, I Thought I was a Very Clean Tramp at 57th Street Books, 6 pm. Word is he "is willing to sign anything people bring on the condition that they've bought a copy of TRAMP at the event," so don't forget to bring your most cherished book, 8-track, or pet.

Tonight! Learn a little more about the late author's life with Norman Mailer: A Double Life, read at DePaul Barnes & Noble (1 E. Jackson Blvd.) by author Mike Lennon.

Saturday! Author José Ángel reads from his book Illegal: Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant at the Book Cellar (4736 N. Lincoln Ave.), 7 pm.

Starting on Sunday! Chicago Story Week Festival of Writers kicks off its amazing weeklong series of readings, workshops, and Writers Bootcamps, featuring the work of acclaimed and emerging writers. Check out the schedule here to plan your Story Week, starting off with Sunday's Story Workshop Mini-Classes from 3-5 at the Chicago Dance Center (3868 N. Lincoln Ave.), and then an installment of livelit series by 2nd Story at Martyr's (3855 N. Lincoln Ave.) at 6 pm.

Sunday! Author Katey Schultz will read from her short story collection, Flashes of War at Women & Children First (5233 N. Clark St.), 4:30 pm.

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