“Told It First Hand: Conversations with Hip-Hop’s ‘Do-ers’.” Brooklyn Bodega’s Wes Jackson sits down with Albert “Prodigy” Johnson (H.N.I.C.), best-selling author K’wan (Black Lotus), and Johnny Temple of Akashic Books to talk about hip hop’s next frontier: the literary world. $10 general admission; $5 for BHS and G-W Members.
Prison Noir event featuring editor Joyce Carol Oates, contributor Eric Boyd, author Mitchell S. Jackson (The Residue Years), and PEN Prison Writing Mentorship Program Coordinator Tim Small. Cosponsored/cohosted by PEN American Center. Door open at 5:30 PM.
Full event details TBA. This event is free and open to the public.
Eric Charles May in conversation with Preston L. Allen, hosted by Johnny Temple. This event will be held in the Harold Washington Library, Cindy Pritzker Auditorium.
Panel: The Publishing Ecosystem Featuring Johnny Temple, Anitra Budd (Coffeehouse Press Managing Editor), Eleanor Jackson (Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agent), Sheryl Johnston (Publicist), Nancy Zafris (Flannery O’Connor Award series editor and author of The Home Jar). Hosted by Donna Seaman. This event will be held at the Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State.
USA Noir launch event featuring Johnny Temple, Tim McLoughlin, Reed Farrel Coleman, Jerome Charyn, Elyssa East, and others TBA. Beer lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery!