The Frunchroom, the live storytelling series about the South Side of Chicago that makes its home in Beverly/Morgan Park will switch to Tuesday for its next show as part of the Beverly Art Walk Week’s 5th anniversary.
Our lineup includes:
Patricia Frazier, Chicago’s National Youth Poet Laureate
Rayshauna Gray, researcher at Tufts University’s Center for the Study of Race & Democracy and writer of the forthcoming book Roseland
Claire Hartfield, nationally recognized education leader and children’s book author (including A Few Red Drops, the story of Chicago’s 1919 race riots)
Rebeca Nieves Huffman, executive director of City Year Chicago
LaShawn Williams, an arts and entertainment freelance writer for Gapers Block.com, SoulTrain.com, BlackDoctor.org, Comedy Hype and more.
Guests are encouraged to arrive early and see a preview of one of the Art Walk installations curated by Beverly Arts Alliance co-founder Sal Campbell.
The unique mix of art, cocktails and stories at The Frunchroom is sponsored by The Beverly Arts Center. The event continues to be produced as a showcase for original written work, presented in partnership with The Beverly Area Arts Alliance, the organization responsible for local arts events like the Uprising Craft Market and Local Art on Tap.
The Frunchroom has played to packed houses since it began in April 2015. Previous readers include local residents and business owners; radio and podcast hosts, teachers, poets, politicians and artists. In addition, The Frunchroom has featured reporters and anchors from the Chicago Tribune, South Side Weekly, Bloomberg News, WBEZ-FM and WGN-TV.