Northbrook native returns to Oakton for hip-hop reading
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Northbrook native Kevin Coval will read selections from his latest book of poems at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 2, as part of the Chicago Writers Series at Oakton Community College, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines. Readings are free and open to the public. A graduate of Glenbrook North High School, Coval is co-founder of Louder than a Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival, and a veteran of Chicago Public Radio and HBO's Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry Jam. His new work, "Shtick," is a sweeping exposition on Jewish-American culture in all its bawdy, contradictory, and inventive glory. Booklist Magazine calls Coval a line-crosser and bridge builder — of suburb to the city, white to black to Jewish, literature to hip hop. For information, contact Lynn Woodbury at (847) 635-1953 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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