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Kevin Coval's "Everything Must Go" book release party

Young Chicago Authors, Haymarket Books and Volumes bookstore presents

Kevin Coval's "Everything Must Go" book release party

Idris Goodwin, Sharkula, Kee Stein, DJ Cash Era

Mon · September 16, 2019

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

Free

This event is all ages

Kevin Coval's "Everything Must Go" book release party
Award-winning poet Kevin Coval and graphic artist Langston Allston bare witness to the effects of gentrification in a Chicago neighborhood.
Everything Must Go is an illustrated collection of poems in the spirit of a graphic novel, a collaboration between poet Kevin Coval and illustrator Langston Allston. The book celebrates Chicago’s Wicker Park in the late 1990’s, Coval’s home as a young artist, the ancestral neighborhood of his forebears, and a vibrant enclave populated by colorful characters. Allston’s illustrations honor the neighborhood as it once was, before gentrification remade it. The book excavates and mourns that which has been lost in transition and serves as a template for understanding the process of displacement and reinvention currently reshaping American cities.
Idris Goodwin
Idris Goodwin
Sharkula
Sharkula
Underground hip hop wild card Sharkula (born Brian Wharton) has carved himself into the grain of the Chicago music scene through 20 years of determined grinding. He records his free-associative verses over a wide spectrum of scene-sourced beats and has built a catalog of over 40 individual albums & EPs that he wraps in his own distinctively drawn packaging and sells hand-to-hand across the streets and bars/venues of the city – establishing an infinite circuit of local haunts and a constant stream of selfies with fans on the sidewalk or public transit.
Venue Information:
Chop Shop.
2033 W. North Ave
Chicago, IL, 60647
http://www.1stwardevents.com