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Louder Than a Bomb in Concert: english class heretics.

Featuring work by LTAB all-stars, alumni, and co-creator Kevin Coval
Friday, August 5 & 6, 2011   7:30pm
Zacek McVay Theater


This will be one of the most exciting nights at the Victory Gardens this summer!

Don’t miss out on ENGLISH CLASS HERETICS: LOUDER THAN A BOMB IN CONCERT! The stage artists from the largest and most explosive youth poetry slam in the world, Chicago’s own Louder Than A Bomb (LTAB) will take over Victory Gardens with an evening of great performances.

This exclusive concert presentation features the best LTAB performances from recent years as well as performances by LTAB staff, teaching artists and alumni (including poets from the critically acclaimed LTAB documentary.)

Tickets: $15
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TTY: 773.871.0682

What Happens to Words in the Sun?


Quraysh Ali Lansana

From Public Square, a project of Illinois Humanities Council, news of a Saturday Afternoon session at Englewood’s Perry Mansion Cultural Center.  Mix poetry and conversation across generations, color, and neighborhood lines.  Add sunshine and grow…

“Join us for an afternoon of poetry, conversation, and sunshine as some of the most prolific and profound poets in Chicago come together. Each of the poets will perform their work and participate in a post-performance conversation, moderated by spoken word artist Kevin Coval about the power of words.


Called “Word: Across Generations”, this intergenerational and intercultural event will include Quraysh Ali Lansana, director of the Gwendolyn Brooks Center at Chicago State University and author of They Shall Run-Harriet Tubman Poems and southside rain; Adrian Matejka, author of Mixology; Angela Jackson, acclaimed poet, playwright, and fictionist; and FM Supreme, Louder Than A Bomb poetry slam champion. The event will be emceed by Kevin Coval and music will be provided by DJ Seanile from Tomorrow Kings.
Reservations are recommended and can be made at events@prairie.org or by calling 312.422.5580.

Saturday, August 1, 2009
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Perry Mansion Cultural Center
7042 S Perry Ave
Chicago, IL

Freedom of Speech and Graffiti


Kuumba Lynx Presents “Open Mindz”: an open mic and writers’ bench hosted by young spoken word lioness FM SUPREME (pictured) and Graffiti legend Nerd.

Tonite (3.6.09)

Clarendon Park (montrose and clarendon)
4501 N Clarendon, Chicago


Plastic Love is Blind

First Love by Samer Allabahidi (Young Chicago Authors) 2007

….Love and Plastic

It’s that time of year again… it’s Louder Than a Bomb 2009.  Louder than a Bomb is an annual Youth Spoken Word competition based here in Chicago though an organization called Young Chicago Authors. Bouts are filled with sometimes manic passion and fun.  Here’s a clip from a past bout.  If you’re interested in tickets and event location, click here.  For lots of audio from Young Chicago Authors click here.