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(Virtual) Kevin Coval: A BreakBeat Poetry Reading

January 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Galena Lit Fest presents Kevin Coval reading his award-winning poetry followed by a Q&A.

Kevin Coval is the award-winning poet and author of “The Life and Death of an American Neighborhood,” “A People’s History of Chicago” and over 10 other full-length collections, anthologies and chapbooks. He is the founding editor of the BreakBeat Poets imprint with Haymarket Books, the Artistic Director of the MacArthur Award-winning cultural organization Young Chicago Authors, and the founder of Louder Than a Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival — the world’s largest youth poetry festival, now in more than 19 cities across North America. He’s shared the stage with The Migos and Nelson Mandela, has published in Poetry Magazine, The Chicago Tribune and CNN.com. He co-hosts the podcast, The Cornerstone on WGN Radio because he loves to listen to people tell stories.

Registration is free, but we encourage guests to add on the optional drink and appetizer package available to-go from The Grape Escape. The Grape never disappoints!

$75 Wine & Charcuterie Board from The Grape Escape: A special selection of gourmet cheese and charcuterie. With fruit, almonds, mustard and preserves. Complete with truffles from Ferraro Rocher. All-inclusive in your price this evening is your choice of Chalk Hill Cabernet, Bread & Butter Chardonnay or French sparkling dry Rose from Haute Couture.

Registration for this event is free at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/galena-public-library-district-11757079464. This program will take place on Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with the link to join the meeting from distlerl@galenalibrary.org three days before the event.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Galena Public Library Inc., the Galena Public Library and private donors. For more information, contact (815) 777-0200 or distlerl@galenalibrary.org.



January 21
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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