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Words That Matter: A Literary Salon

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Colvin House

5940 North Sheridan Road

Chicago, IL 60660

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Join us at the historic Colvin House for an evening of poetry with Aaron Coleman and Parneshia Jones. This event is co-sponsored by Creative Coworking and Literature for All of Us.

Aaron Coleman is a poet and beloved former Literature for All of Us book group leader. Aaron will be reading from his book Threat Come Close, in which he explores his identity as a young black man. Aaron is the author of the chapbook St. Trigger, which won the 2015 Button Poetry Prize, judged by Adrian Matejka, and his first full-length collection, Threat Come Close. He is the winner of the Tupelo Quarterly TQ5 Poetry Contest, The Cincinnati Review Schiff Award, and the American Literary Translator Association’s 2017 Jansen Memorial Fellow. With a donation of $30 or more you can reserve a copy of Threat Come Close. Aaron will be available to sign your copy at the event!

Parneshia Jones is the author of Vessel: Poems (Milkweed Editions), winner of the Midwest Book Award. Named one of the “25 Writers to Watch” by the Guild Complex and one of “Lit 50: Who Really Books in Chicago” by Newcity Magazine, her work has been anthologized in She Walks in Beauty: A Woman’s Journey Through Poems, edited by Caroline Kennedy and The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South, edited by Nikky Finney; and featured on PBS Newshour, the Academy of American Poets, and espnW.

Colvin House is conveniently located 2 blocks east of the Thorndale el stop (red line).

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