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Kenneth Spencer Lecture: Eve L. Ewing: Poetry in Context

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

All Ages // 6:00pm Doors // 7:00pm Show

Kenneth Spencer Lecture: Eve L. Ewing: Poetry in Context

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

All Ages // 6:00pm Doors // 7:00pm Show

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The Commons presents:

Kenneth Spencer Lecture: Eve L. Ewing: Poetry in Context

Dr. Eve L. Ewing is a sociologist, poet, essayist, visual artist, and educator. Her research is focused on racism, social inequality, urban policy, and the impact of these forces on American public schools and the lives of young people. She earned a PhD from Harvard University and is a Provost's Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Chicago; in 2018, she will begin as Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration. Currently, she is developing a book based on her dissertation, which explores the 2013 public school closures in Chicago and the structural history of race and racism in Chicago's Bronzeville community. Her first collection of poetry, essays, and visual art, Electric Arches, was published by Haymarket Books (September, 2017).

Dr. Ewing is recognized as a thought leader and social influencer, especially in conversations involving academia, writing, black women, and the intersection of politics and popular culture. Her work has been published in many venues, including The New York Times, Poetry Magazine, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Nation, The New Republic, Union Station, and the Breakbeat Poets anthology. She co-directs Crescendo Literary with projects including the Emerging Poets Incubator and the Chicago Poetry Block Party. Eve is one-half of the writing collective Echo Hotel. She is the current President of the Board of Directors of MassLEAP and is based in Chicago, IL.

Raven Book Store will have books available for purchase on site.

Tickets are free of charge but limited, so please reserve yours now!