The Left Bank Books Foundation, Maryville Talks Books and the St. Louis Poetry Center present Left Bank Books' Not So Late Night with host Cheeraz Gormon, musical guest Katarra & the SoFolkz, and special guests Eve L. Ewing and Hanif Abdurraqib.
Free and open to the public. Event info here.
At the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference, a panel featuring Analicia Sotelo, Dorothea Lasky, Ruben Quesada, Kaveh Akbar, and Eve L. Ewing. Meet some of the most important minds in the Twitterverse as they share experiences as literary citizens in 140 characters or less. Whether advocating for increased visibility or enjamb-ing your horoscope, these panelists will talk about their approach to digital communication and how you can create a platform of your own. Room 16, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Free reading and signing of Electric Arches.
AIR Serenbe presents, in partnership with Atlanta History Center, four of the nation's top spoken word poets for ONE NIGHT ONLY in Atlanta. Sarah Kay, Mahogany L. Browne, Eve Ewing, and Amanda Torres will be in Georgia as part of the SWACC! Focus Fellowship at AIR Serenbe.
SWACC! is an award residency that supports spoken word artists whose work demonstrates an advanced commitment to community and collaboration. Join us for an unforgettable evening with these four artists on one stage.
Doors at 6pm, show at 7pm. Tickets and more info here.
Eye94, Lumpen Radio’s books and literature program, hosts author Eve Ewing as part of the 2018 Live Reading Series on February 22nd at Pilsen Community Books. The boys will discuss Ewing’s new book “Electric Arches,” a masterful exploration of African-American girlhood that has received rave reviews. Seating is extremely limited, and will start promptly at 6PM. More information at eye94.org and pilsencommunitybooks.org. This show will be also broadcast tape-delayed on Lumpen Radio.
Facebook event here.
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In these this encuentro (encounter/findings) poet/writer/activist Dr. Eve L. Ewing will read several poems from Electric Arches as well as other work, while also drawing on her knowledge and work as a sociologist to make connections to race, history, gender, and current events. Scheuer Room.
Ewing’s book Electric Arches invites fresh conversations about race, gender, the city, identity, and the joy and pain of growing up. Eve Ewing will appear in conversation with José Olivarez, a poet whose first collection will be released in fall of 2018.
Join four renowned poets for a special reading to raise funds for Assata's Daughters. Hanif Abdurraqib, Tara Betts, Eve L. Ewing and José Olivarez will share their work for one night only at Volumes Bookstore. All ticket sales and 10% of author book sales will go to Assata's Daughters - a radical collective of black women and girls organizing across intersections of identity to grow power with and for the most marginalized communities on Chicago’s South Side. Learn more at assatasdaughters.org.
Hosted by Sarah Lawrence College.
The theme for the First Annual Social Justice Summit at Sarah Lawrence College is Our Liberation in honor of Lilla Watson, activist, Aboriginal elder, and educator from Queensland, Australia. This is a call to all who work in the name of social justice who work, fight, and make space for change for us all.
The keynote speaker will be Dr. Eve Ewing, sociologist of education whose research is focused on racism, social inequality, and urban policy, and the impact of these forces on American public schools and the lives of young people. Event partner is AirGo Radio, a podcasters that showcases the strong young voices who shape Chicago and beyond, sharing their stories over the air, on wax, from the stage, and across the city.
Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Campus Engagement at Sarah Lawrence College. Free and open to the public, though there is a fee for lunch. Register for the conference here.
The Kenneth A. Spencer Lectures give The Commons an opportunity to invite seminal figures to speak to the University of Kansas and area communities. The voices represented include scholars and public figures whose work applies across disciplines as they approach larger themes and topics that affect humans on a broad scale.
Mic Supremacy is a POC-led and -centered open mic night open to the Lawrence community. The host is Jameelah Jones and the evening will feature an open mic and Eve L. Ewing as the featured reader.
Read/Write Library welcomes Dr. Eve L. Ewing to discuss her award-winning first collection of poetry, essays, and visual art, Electric Arches, cited by NPR, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Review of Books, and others as one of the best books of 2017.
Each Hungry for Stories discussion encourages participants to question the culture and expression we value as a city through not just exploring a wide range of contemporary books, but also their creators' perspectives on Chicago and the local communities and perspectives that inform and support their work. With the selection of vastly different forms, genres and voices from across the city, Hungry for Stories is growing a community committed to reading outside of their comfort zones.
This discussion is free for current Hungry for Stories subscribers and their guests, $10 for the public and all attendees are welcome to actively participate regardless of subcriber status.
A reading featuring Sam Sax, Eve L. Ewing & Fran Tirado. Free.
In the dark times, will there also be singing?
Yes, there will be singing.
About the dark times.
- Bertolt Brecht
As the public is being steadily eroded and eclipsed, and as neoliberalism persists and fascism lurks close by, we who believe in freedom have a special responsibility to reimagine, revitalize, and create anew a public square, a public presence, and a wide range of participatory public spaces. Beginning December 12, 57th Street Bookstore will host a monthly public conversation focussed on current events and this political moment. “Singing in Dark Times” will be led by a handful of Chicago writers in dialogue with one another and, then, with whatever citizens and residents show up. Please join us for our initial conversation, featuring Eve Ewing, Rachel DeWoskin, Kevin Coval, and Bill Ayers.
No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks brings to life the story of one of Chicago’s most beloved figures. She was an icon, a poet laureate, and a Pulitzer Prize winner—but she was also a treasured educator and mentor to the countless writers and children who knew her as their very own “Miss Brooks.” Weaving together poetry, storytelling, sound design, original music, and striking visuals, No Blue Memories is an exploration of Brooks’s beloved city and a story of how she navigated identity, craft, and politics over the course of one of the most remarkable careers in American literary history. The performance combines intricate paper puppetry, live actors working in shadow, and an original score for an unforgettable multi-media experience.
Commissioned by the Poetry Foundation for the Brooks Centenary, No Blue Memories will receive two weeks of free performances in November 2017 for both the general public and Chicago Public School students.
Pritzker Auditorium Harold Washington Library Center
400 South State Street
Enter on South Plymouth Court
- Friday, November 17th, 6:30 PM
- Saturday, November 18th, 6:30 PM
- Sunday, November 19th, 2:00 PM
This program is first come, first served. Doors open one hour before start time.
Go here for more info.
Join Chicago Books to Women in Prison as they celebrate their 15th anniversary. Chicago Books to Women in Prison is an all-volunteer group that distributes paperback books free of charge to incarcerated women, including transwomen, nationwide. We are dedicated to offering the opportunity for self-empowerment, education and entertainment that reading provides.
$15 or pay what you can. More info here.
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Eve L. Ewing reads from Electric Arches. Free and open to the public.
Presented by #LetUsBreatheCollective. LetUsBreathe Collective aims to harness creative capital and cultural production to deconstruct systemic injustice in America and worldwide. A grassroots alliance of artists, journalists, and activists, we use our talents to amplify marginalized voices, disrupt the status quo, offer opportunities for healing and education, and provoke critical thought and dialogue about the intersections of oppression through film, music, theater, poetry, and civil disobedience.
The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois was published in 1903 as a celebration of black people. It was also an assessment of race and structural racism in America through an assemblage of essays, poetry, music and conversations. The book offered a kaleidoscopic and nuanced excavation of black identity and culture some 50 years after emancipation, at which time Du Bois famously declared, "the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color-line."
Join Rebecca Carroll for Black Folks, a WNYC Studios podcast pilot that draws on the work of Carroll and that of DuBois. A curated mosaic of black expression, Black Folks features a wide array of guests who will be thoughtful and provocative, at a time in history when black people must still assert that Black Lives Matter. On the show: Eve Ewing, writer and sociologist of race and education; singer-songwriter Madison McFerrin; The New Yorker's Alexis Okeowo; Jay Smooth host of WBAI's "Underground Railroad" and the Ill Doctrine videoblog; and filmmaker/performance artist Jamal Lewis.
Join the Code Switch team LIVE on stage with poet, author and Chicago native Eve Ewing for a live poetry performance from her new collection, Electric Arches, that you DO NOT want to miss.
The Code Switch team is made up of journalists of color, and this isn’t just the work they do. It’s the lives they lead. Sometimes, they make you laugh. Other times, you’ll get uncomfortable. But you’ll always find unflinching honesty and empathy. The reporting team has tackled the constantly-shifting and overlapping themes of race, ethnicity and culture and how they play out in people’s lives and communities. Named after the many ways people shift how they express race and culture in daily life, Code Switch aims to deepen the coverage of these topics and capture the issues that define an increasingly diverse America. Come mix it up with us.
Tickets required. More info here.
This event will serve as a celebration of Helen Shiller's birthday and her lifetime of activism, and all proceeds will support the Westside Justice Center.
The West Side Justice Center is a community-centered organization that promotes a holistic approach to justice by: facilitating legal literacy, providing legal and quasi-legal assistance to community members, and establishing and nurturing community trust through participatory deliberations and quality service. More info here.
A conversation with between Eve L. Ewing and Danez Smith about Smith's lauded new book, Don't Call Us Dead. Presented as part of the 2017 Chicago Humanities Festival in partnership with Gallery Guichard.
Spend a Tuesday night with us and enjoy Hollywood’s best kept secret! All are welcome to come take the stage and share their art, or to just sit and be part of our audience. Come early! It is not unexpected for people to start lining up at the Greenway steps prior to 8 PM. Seating is limited and once full, you’ll be ushered to sit on stage. Tickets are $10 cash at the door.
The Institute for Diversity and Empowerment at Annenberg (IDEA) presents Electric Arches with Eve Ewing. Poet, writer and scholar Eve Ewing reads from her new book of poetry, Electric Arches, and discusses the entanglement of art, activism and scholarship in her work. Co-sponsored by RAP: Race, Arts, and Placemaking Interdisciplinary Research Collaborative and the Annenberg Innovation Lab.
Hosted at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Register here.
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Eve L. Ewing reads from Electric Arches, joined by LA-based poets Morgan Parker (There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé) and Joseph Rios (Shadowboxing).
Presented in conjunction with We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85, this panel reflects on the contributions of Rodeo Caldonia High Fidelity Performance Theater, the black feminist performance collective founded in Brooklyn in the mid-1980s. Panelists include Lisa Jones, co-founder and writer-director; Alva Rogers, co-founder and lead performer; Lorna Simpson, artist; and Derin Young, musical director and sound artist. The panel is moderated by scholar and poet Eve Ewing.
Free. For more information and to RSVP, go here.
Daniel José Older presents Shadowhouse Fall, the exciting sequel to his New York Times bestselling, critically acclaimed novel Shadowshaper. Older discusses the award-winning series with Eve L. Ewing, author of Electric Arches. A signing and Q&A follow the discussion.