But first, if you haven’t already read South Side Weekly‘s picks for the best of Beverly/Morgan Park – which just so happen to include us – or seen its editor-in-chief Jake Bittle talk about The Frunchroom on Windy City Live, do that now! And then come back and read about our first reader, Eve Ewing!
Eve Ewing grew up in Logan Square, and since then has lived in Pilsen, Hyde Park, and now the South Loop. She’s a sociologist of education whose research is focused on racism, social inequality, and urban policy and the impact of these forces on American public schools and the lives of young people.
Eve is also an essayist and poet. Her work has been published in many venues, including Poetry Magazine, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Nation, The New Republic, Union Station, and the anthology The Breakbeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop. She co-directs Crescendo Literary, a partnership that develops community-engaged arts events and educational resources. Crescendo recently hosted the Chicago Poetry Block Party in the Bronzeville community, where Eve also used to teach middle school.
Eve will read an excerpt from a piece she wrote for The New Yorker about Dyett High School, specifically about the relationship between public schools and public housing in Bronzeville.
See you on September 27th at 730pm at Beverly Woods!
Photo: Fatimah Asghar