As deadly wildfires globally increase in number and severity, residents of fire-prone areas are finding themselves on the frontline of these historic and potential climate-changing events. This exhibition of over 50 images and a documentary film from recent California fire seasons, come together in this body of work from nine critically-acclaimed photojournalists and explores the ramifications these fires can have and reveal the pain, suffering and all-encompassing loss the victims endure.
Western Kentucky University’s Cultural Enhancement Series Committee presents the second event of the season, “Poetry in Context: An Evening with Dr. Eve L. Ewing,” taking place at Van Meter Hall on October 15, 2019 beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Dr. Eve L. Ewing is a sociologist of education and a writer from Chicago. She is the author of Electric Arches (Haymarket, 2017), which received awards from the American Library Association and the Poetry Society of America and was named one of the year's best books by NPR and the Chicago Tribune. She is also author of Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side (University of Chicago Press, 2018) and the co-author (with Nate Marshall) of the play No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks. She also writes the Ironheart series for Marvel Comics.
Ewing is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. Her work has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times, and many other venues.
Dr. Eve L. Ewing will give a 45 minute talk followed by 30 minutes of audience questions. This will be followed by a book signing. Books will be available for sale before and after the talk in the lobby.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served.