A People’s History of Chicago @ The Driehaus Museum

Events > 2018 > January > A People's History of Chicago @ The Driehaus Museum

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Created by Nancy Bishop

40 E Erie St

WHAT: Poet Kevin Coval reads from his book, A People’s History of Chicago, at the Driehaus Museum, that archetype of 19th century luxury.

SO WHAT: Coval will read from and discuss his 2017 work, a tribute to the radical spirit of Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of America. Coval’s 77 poems tell stories of Chicago’s neighborhoods. He doesn’t skip our city’s brutal and violent past and present but he also recognizes its beauty. There’s a lovely irony in hosting this event at the Driehaus Museum, “one of the grandest residential buildings of 19th-century Chicago, the Gilded Age home of banker Samuel Mayo Nickerson and his wife, Mathilda Pinkham Crosby Nickerson.”

NOW WHAT: Tickets are $25; or $20 for members. Doors open at 5:30pm. A People’s History of Chicago is published by Chicago’s Haymarket Books. Buy it now for $12-17 online or at your local bookstore.


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