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Not So Late Night: Eve Ewing, Hanif Abdurraqib, Katarra & the Sofolkz, Cheeraz Gormon

Wednesday, February 28, 7pm
2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center

The Left Bank Books Foundation, Maryville Talks Books, the St. Louis Poetry Center and UrbArts 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!

Eve L. Ewing is a writer and scholar from Chicago. She is the author of Electric Arches (2017) and When the Bell Stops Ringing: Race, History, and Discourse amid Chicago’s School Closures (2018). Her work has been published in Poetry, The New York Times, The Atlantic, and elsewhere. A sociologist of education at the University of Chicago, Ewing co-directs Crescendo Literary and is a member of the writing collective Echo Hotel.

Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, writer, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. He is the author of The Crown Ain’t Worth Much (2016) and They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us (2017), and co-author of the chapbook Vintage Sadness (2017). A Callaloo Creative Writing Fellow, his work has been published in The FADER, Pitchfork, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. He is a member of the poetry collective Echo Hotel.

Katarra & The SoFolkz is a collaboration of Saint Louis born artists whose respective genres (from hip-hop, to soul, to jazz) are fused into one collaboration of dopeness, an abundance of soul. Along with their many friends who join them in performance (such as Phenom Famlay, the Therapeutics, and Owen Ragland and Friends), they rock the stage in their truest and purest forms of Black Girl Magic and Back Boy Joy, thus they are: SoFolkz.

St. Louis native Cheeraz Gorman is a storyteller, poet, and advertising creative, and author of In The Midst of Loving (2015). An apexart 2016 International Fellow, her poetry has been featured nationally and she has appeared at TEDxGatewayArch and other venues. She is the founder and executive director of Sonic Arts United and STLNightWriters, and serves as vice chair of Creative Reaction Lab.

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of any of the poets' featured titles will be required to enter the signing line. 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 7:00pm
2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center
2720 Cherokee
Saint Louis, MO 63118
Electric Arches Cover Image
ISBN: 9781608468560
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Haymarket Books - September 12th, 2017

They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us Cover Image
By Hanif Abdurraqib, Eve L. Ewing (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781937512651
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Two Dollar Radio - November 7th, 2017

In the Midst of Loving Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692401279
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Alchemy 7 - March 14th, 2015