Food, Booze & Tunes, a monthly series of live interviews and Q&A sessions hosted by Cleetus Friedman at the Cubby Bear, highlights some of Chicago’s hometown heroes and how “food, booze & tunes” motivates them. The series began on November 20 with its first guest, Rick Bayless. Join Cleetus on Wednesday, March 18 with special guest, Kevin Coval, poet, author, and editor.
What really sets this intimate evening apart, is that in addition to digging into the interview subject’s creative process and listening to some of their favorite music, attendees will be treated to a food and beverage pairing inspired by the interviewee and created by Chef Cleetus Friedman.
Kevin Coval is an award-winning poet and author of Everything Must Go: The Life & Death of an American Neighborhood, A People’s History of Chicago and over ten other full-length collections, anthologies and chapbooks. He is the founding editor of The BreakBeat Poets imprint on Haymarket Books, and Artistic Director of the MacArthur Award-winning cultural organization, Young Chicago Authors, and founder of Louder Than a Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival, the world’s largest youth poetry festival, now in more than 19 cities across North America. He’s shared the stage with The Migos & Nelson Mandela, has published in Poetry Magazine, The Chicago Tribune and CNN.com and co-hosts the podcast, The Cornerstore, on WGN Radio.