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.”
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.
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.
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