Patricia Smith Book Release Party

Friday, March 2, 2012 @ 8:00pm

Event Info

Admission

FREE

Venue

Chicago Cultural Center

78 E. Washington Street

Chicago, 

IL 

60602

Presenter

Young Chicago Authors
773-486-4331

This event is taking place as part of the 2012 Louder Than a Bomb Festival. To see learn more about the competition as a whole and other events taking place, click here.

This event will be recorded for WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified.

Patricia Smith is a poet, teacher, performance artist and author. Her new book “Shoulda Been Jimi Savanah” will be the focus of the event. Smith has also written “Blood Dazzler” and “Teahouse of the Almighty.” A four-time individual champion on the National Poetry Slam, Smith has also been a featured poet on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and has performed her work around the world.

The largest of its kind in the world, Louder Than A Bomb (LTAB) is Chicago’s rapidly-growing teen poetry festival, this year taking place at various venues around Chicago beginning February 18 and continuing through to the finals on March 10, 2012. Aiming to bring teens together across racial, gang, and socio-economic lines, LTAB is a friendly competition that emphasizes self-expression and community via poetry, oral story-telling, and hip-hop spoken word.