This was our first show at Beverly Woods Restaurant and featured laughs, tears, poetry and prose. All about the South Side.
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Our readers are:
Opinionated South Side beer drinker
Lawyer, catcher for the Ridge Beverly Minor League Champion Redlegs (1969-1970)
Chicago Tribune reporter
Mother, art teacher, vegan, performing artist
Kelly Norman Ellis
Teacher, mother, poet, South Sider, southern woman
This show was recorded on July 21st, 2016 at Beverly Woods Restaurant at 115th and Western Ave. with the exception of Bill’s piece, which was mostly recorded at Ken’s on Western.
Some background and follow-up on the “Sex and Candy” beer label Leah talks about can be found here.
Here’s a photo of Sutherland School, where Bill played ball. For more on the history of Sutherland School, read this article from the Beverly Review.
Peter’s work at the Chicago Tribune can be found here. Be sure to read this essay called “Three Years of Nights” at Chicago magazine. A version of his Frunchroom piece was first published on Medium.
RHYTHM’s work with P.O.E.T.R.E.E. Chicago can be heard on Soundcloud.
Some of Kelly Norman Ellis’s poetry is at Coal Black Voices.
As always, our audio production and editing is by Tim Mata.
Brought to you by your host Scott Smith – a resident of Beverly/Morgan Park – and The Beverly Area Arts Alliance.
Our next Frunchroom live show is on Thursday, January 25th at Beverly Arts Center at 730pm. Details to follow, but click here to RSVP for the event on Facebook.