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Breakfast & Book Club with Jericho Brown

$0.00 · May 10

Join us offsite for breakfast and a book club discussion with Jericho Brown. Tickets are first come, first served, and all proceeds benefit Stories Matter Foundation. The suggested donation is $50. Click here to donate.

Start Date

May 10

Day(s) of the Week

Friday

Location

Private Home

Instructor

Price

Free

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Description

StoryStudio Chicago invites you to a special experience: Breakfast & Book Club!


We’re thrilled to bring Pulitzer Prize winning author Jericho Brown to Chicago for an intimate breakfast, book discussion, and signing. You can enjoy coffee, hot tea, juice, fruit, and a breakfast selection while Jericho and your peers discuss his collection The Tradition. Here’s a little about it:

Beauty abounds in Jericho Brown’s Pulitzer Prize winning collection, despite the evil that pollutes the everyday. The Tradition questions why and how we’ve become accustomed to terror: in the bedroom, the classroom, the workplace, and the movie theater. From mass shootings to rape to the murder of unarmed people by police, Brown interrupts complacency by locating each emergency in the garden of the body, where living things grow and wither—or survive. In the urgency born of real danger, Brown’s work is at its most innovative. His invention of the duplex—a combination of the sonnet, the ghazal, and the blues—is an all-out exhibition of formal skill, and his lyrics move through elegy and memory with a breathless cadence. Jericho Brown is a poet of eros: here he wields this power as never before, touching the very heart of our cultural crisis.

With a limited attendance capacity, this will be a rare opportunity to chat with Jericho about his work, as well as get to know fellow fans and readers in Chicago. You are welcome to bring copies of your Jericho books to the event, and copies will also be for sale on-site.

This event will be held at one of our Board member’s homes in Lincoln Park. The event will begin at 9:30am on Friday, May 10, and end at 11:30am. Coffee, tea, juice, fruit, and assorted breakfast items will be available.

If you would like to attend, please first put a free ticket in your cart from above. Then, add a donation from below, if you’re so inclined.

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About Jericho Brown

Jericho Brown is author of the The Tradition (Copper Canyon 2019), for which he won the Pulitzer Prize. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and the National Endowment for the Arts, and he is the winner of the Whiting Award. Brown’s first book, Please (New Issues 2008), won the American Book Award. His second book, The New Testament (Copper Canyon 2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. His third collection, The Tradition won the Paterson Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. His poems have appeared in The Bennington Review, Buzzfeed, Fence, jubilat, The New Republic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, TIME magazine, and several volumes of The Best American Poetry. He is the director of the Creative Writing Program and a professor at Emory University.