Born and reared on the West Side of Chicago, Patricia Smith has been called “a testament to the power of words to change lives,” Patricia is a renaissance artist of unmistakable signature, recognized as a force in the fields of poetry, playwriting, fiction, performance and creative collaboration.
She is the author of six critically-acknowledged volumes of poetry, including Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah, Blood Dazzler, a National Book Award finalist, and Teahouse of the Almighty, a National Poetry Series winner (all from Coffee House Press), Close to Death and Big Towns, Big Talk (both from Zoland Books), Life According to Motown (Tia Chucha), just released in a special 20th anniversary edition.
This program is a part of the Louder Than A Bomb Teen Poetry Festival.
Free and open to the public. For more information please call 312.422.5580.
If you need a sign interpreter or require other arrangements to fully participate, please call 312.422.5580. For parking locations near the facility, please visit ChicagoParkingMap.com.