Lavil / The City—Narrative and Oral History from Port-au-Prince with Evan Lyon, Audrey Petty, and Laura Lampton—2017 Printers Row Lit Fest

Saturday, June 10, 2017  |  4:00pm – 4:45pm
Jones College Prep/4th Floor/4030 (View map)
700 S State St
Chicago, IL 60605
Free (Reserve your seat)

Join us for a Chicago to Port-au-Prince conversation centered on the new book Lavil: Life, Love, and Death in Port-au-Prince from Verso Press / Voice of Witness.

Evan Lyon (practicing physician, health activist and writer based in Chicago) and Laura Lampton Scott (writer, editor, and teacher based in Portland, OR) will be joined by Audrey Petty (author of High Rise Stories: Voices from Chicago Public Housing) to discuss the stories of urban narrators in Haiti and in Chicago.

Opinions, conceptions, and misconceptions surrounding Haiti are common, but Haitians are rarely given the opportunity to speak for themselves. Come share some of their stories.

Find more details on the Printers Row website.