MAKE Literary Productions and City Lit Books will present Two Authors Talking at City Lit Books, 2523 N. Kedzie Blvd., at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21.

The event will feature readings from Chicago-based author Kyle Beachy ("The Slide") and Brooklyn-based author Amy Shearn ("How Far Is the Ocean from Here" and just-released "The Mermaid of Brooklyn"), and a lively conversation between the two authors regarding their novels, skateboarding, major American cities and more.