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Sun, Feb 26


Stony Island Arts Bank

Johnson Publishing Library Reading with Khari B

Join us for a Johnson Publishing Library Reading with spoken word musician and poet Khari B.

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Time & Location

Feb 26, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST

Stony Island Arts Bank, 6760 S Stony Is Ave, Chicago, IL 60649, USA

About the event

Scholars, artists, and cultural workers are invited to read selections from our Johnson Publishing Library as a way to activate the collection. Guests will read from a selection of particular significance to their research, followed by a reflection and discussion.

About the Johnson Publishing Library

The Johnson Publishing Library is a collection of books and periodicals donated by the Johnson Publishing Company (JPC), publisher of Ebony and Jet magazines. The collection includes publications from the 1940's to the present day, and also includes the company's in-house library once used by JPC editors and writers.

About Khari B

Discopoet Khari B. is a spoken word musician and educator working as both a performer and instructor in the literary arts.

He’s co-produced three albums under the Discopoetry brand (WordSound: THIS AIN’T NO PUNK-ASSED POETRY, I’M A BAD MUTHA: The Rockstar Poetry Project, The Revolution Has Been Compromised: Honoring the words and works of Gil Scott-Heron) and appeared on several others. Published in a number of anthologies, Khari has released one book, “Haiku 4 Justice: Poetry In the Age of Social Media” with another, “Karen Must Be Stopped,” pending. He’s co-produced an award-winning documentary on his annual arts & music production, “Thee Debauchery Ball,” established 2005, while developing educational content around the correlation between the expressions of Black sexuality and liberation that the event embodies. Khari B. has been an Artist-In-Residence at the prestigious Purdue University since 2006.

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