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Sun, Apr 02


Stony Island Arts Bank

Johnson Publishing Library Reading with Krista Franklin

Join us for a Johnson Publishing Library Reading with Krista Franklin.

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Time & Location

Apr 02, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT

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 Krista Franklin

Krista Franklin is a writer and visual artist, the author Too Much Midnight (Haymarket Books, 2020), the artist book Under the Knife (Candor Arts, 2018), and the chapbook Study of Love & Black Body (Willow Books, 2012). She is a Helen and Tim Meier Foundation for the Arts Achievement Awardee, and a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant. Her visual art has exhibited at Poetry Foundation, Konsthall C, Rootwork Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Studio Museum in Harlem, Chicago Cultural Center, National Museum of Mexican Art, and the set of 20th Century Fox’s Empire. She has been published in Poetry, Black Camera, The Offing, Vinyl, and a number of anthologies and artist books.

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