ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Stephen Cramer is the author of From the Hip: A Concise History of Hip Hop (in Sonnets). Cramer’s first book of poems, Shiva’s Drum, was selected by Grace Schulman for the National Poetry Series and published in 2004. His second, Tongue & Groove, was published by University of Illinois Press in 2007. His work has appeared in journals such as The American Poetry Review, African American Review, The Yale Review, Harvard Review, Green Mountains Review, and Hayden’s Ferry Review. He teaches writing and literature at the University of Vermont and lives with his wife and daughter in Burlington.
Laban Carrick Hill is the author of When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop, America Dreaming: How Youth Changed America in the 60s, Harlem Stomp!: A Cultural History of the Harlem Renaissance, which was a National Book Award finalist, and Dave the Potter, a Caldecott Honor book, illustrated by Bryan Collier. He lives in Burlington, Vermont.
DATE & TIME: Thursday, October 23rd at 7pm
LOCATION: Phoenix Books Burlington
EVENT FORMAT: Laban Carrick Hill will begin the evening with a short talk on the history of hip hop. Then, Stephen Cramer will read from From the Hip. Copies of both authors' books will be available for attendees to purchase and have signed. ADMISSION: This event is FREE and open to all.
Location: Street: 191 Bank Street Additional: City: Burlington, Province: Vermont Postal Code: 05401 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)