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Reading by "Check the Method, A Summer Spoken Word Camp" Students

Participants in Check the Method, A Summer Spoken Word Camp led by Kevin Coval, read work they produced during the camp at the Southside Community Art Center.

Check the Method: A Summer Spoken Word Camp brings together 20-30 young writers from all across the city of Chicago and the suburbs to explore writing technique and practice. It utilizes Chicago and its rich tradition of working class literature as a source for inspiration. In addition, Check the Method encourages and pushes writers toward new work, thorough revision and broadening of the reading palette. Kevin Coval leads the camp, which is sponsored by Young Chicago Authors and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Guest faculty this year includes: Roger Bonair-Agard, Quraysh Ali Lansana, Krista Franklin, and Robbie Q. Telfer.

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Please note: This reading contains explicit language.

Recorded Friday, July 30, 2010 at Southside Community Art Center.

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