Rendezvous Resistance at St. Xavier University
feat. Kevin Coval reading from What i Will Tell My Jewish Kids and L-vis Lives!
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 6:30pm
Performances will include:
hip hop artist, Gon (http://www.urchin-studios.com/gonbio2.htm)
spoken word artist, Kevin Coval (info below)
SXU's own Cultural Diversity Club's step team with an original step routine & IMPROV
if you or someone you know has poems, spoken word pieces, or want to share any form of art under the theme of resistance, solidarity and struggle, email us at email@example.com by Friday, 10/28
This event is cosponsored by IMPROV, Mercy Students for Peace and Justice, The Cultural Diversity Club, and The Alliance
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KEVIN COVAL is the author of ALA “Book of the Year” finalist Slingshots: A Hip-Hop Poetica and Everyday People. He is also the Artistic Director of Louder Than a Bomb: The Chicago Teen Poetry Festival which he co-founded. Coval has performed at hundreds of universities, high schools, synagogues, and theaters in seven countries on four continents. A regular contributor to Chicago Public Radio and a four-time HBO Def Poet, Coval is former poet-in-residence at The Jane Addams’ Hull House Museum and is currently faculty at The School of the Art Institute. He has taught creative writing and spoken-word performance workshops in Chicago high schools for over ten years.
"Kevin Coval is a new, glowing voice in the world of literature. In his voice is our hope for a new world of peace, grace and beauty."
“The new voice of Chicago... brilliant, funny, magnificent and intensely personal.”
“One of my favorite poets.”
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If you would like to discuss hosting a reading, performance, workshop, or screening, please contact Jason Farbman.
For media requests, please contact Jim Plank.