Friday, November 20, 2009


Columbia College Chicago, The Silvertongue Reading Series & Verbatim Spokenword Present:

Family Business. Poetry as Resistance: An Evening with Ismail Khalidi and Kevin Coval.

THIS FRIDAY Nov. 20, 6pm @ 623 S. Wabash. Columbia College

There is a small open mic at 6. Then Ismail and Kevin at 6:30.

please come out to support.

Ismail khalidi is a poet and playwright born in beirut and raised in chicago. His play Tennis in Nablus has received several awards, including two from the Kennedy Center and will receive its premiere at the Alliance Theatre in Feb. 2010. His other plays include Truth Serum Blues (produced at Pangea World Theater, Minneapolis); Foot; Odd Territory and Final Status. He is a 2009-2010 Emerging Artists Fellow at the New York Theatre Workshop. His writing has been published in Mizna and American Theatre. He lives in New York.

Kevin Coval is the author of everyday people and slingshots (a hip-hop poetica). He has been censored three times in the last three months for poems about Palestine.