Past Event

WORD: Across Generations featuring Roger Bonair-Agard

Come and listen in as some of the most prolific and profound poets in Chicago perform their work and participate in a conversation about how music influences poetics. Featuring Roger Bonair-Agard, a native of Trinidad and Tobago who is a veteran of the spoken-word scene and a two-time National Poetry Slam Champion. His most recent book of poems is Gully. Also, performances by Chance, one of Chicago’s emerging hip hop talents, and Fatimah Warner, a hip hop artist from Chicago’s South Side and a member of DatSkat.

WORD: Across Generations is part of WBEZ’s Winter Block Party, an all-ages, all-city celebration of Chicago’s new and emerging artists of the hip-hop generation. This year it will feature a street art and graffiti gallery, a film screening, a literary event, breakdancing exhibitions, the Emcee Olympics, the Hip-Hop Barbershop, live painting by Ruben Aguirre, music by some of Chicago’s best DJs, and more.

To learn more about the 4th Annual Winter Block Party, click here.

Free and open to the public. For more information please call 312.422.5580.

If you need a sign interpreter or require other arrangements to fully participate, please call 312.422.5580. For parking locations near the facility, please visit