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Authors Jessica Hopper And Kevin Coval Will Discuss Books, Life And A Changing Wicker Park Thursday

Each ticket comes with a copy of Kevin Coval's new book, "Everything Must Go."

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WICKER PARK — Prolific Chicago authors Kevin Coval and Jessica Hopper will meet Thursday night to discuss Wicker Park, their books and the changing neighborhood.

Their public discussion starts at 8 p.m. at Volumes Bookcafe, 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tickets are $18 and include a copy of Coval’s latest book, “Everything Must Go: Life and Death of an American Neighborhood.”

RELATED: Kevin Coval’s Latest Book, ‘Everything Must Go,’ Explores Gentrification In Wicker Park

Hopper is a Chicago-based author, producer and journalist whose work has appeared in SPIN, Grand Royal, GQ, Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian and Bookforum.

Hopper’s 2009 “The Girls Guide To Rocking” was named a Notable Book for Young Readers by the American Library Association.

Coval is an author, poet and organizer. The Uptown resident has published a handful of books, including “A People’s History of Chicago,” “1989,” “The Number” and “This Is Modern Art.”

In his latest book, Coval returns to his roots, using poetry to explore the causes of gentrification in Wicker Park during the 1990s and 2000s.

Learn more about Thursday’s event on Facebook.

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