Lavil / The City - Narrative and Oral History from Port-au-Prince with Evan Lyon, Audrey Petty and Laura Lampton
Join us for a Chicago to Port-au-Prince conversation centered on the new book Lavil: Life, Love & Death in Port-au-Prince from Verso Press / Voice of Witness. Evan Lyon - practicing physician, health activist and writer based in Chicago and Laura Lampton Scott - writer, editor and teacher based in Portland, OR - will be joined by Audrey Petty - author of High Rise Stories: Voices from Chicago Public Housing - to discuss the stories of urban narrators in Haiti and in Chicago. Opinions, conceptions and misconceptions surrounding Haiti are common but Haitians are rarely given the opportunity to speak for themselves. Come share some of their stories.
Saturday, June 10, 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Jones College Prep/4th Floor/4030
Audrey Petty's work has been featured in such publications as Columbia Journal, StoryQuarterly, The Massachusetts Review, Saveur, ColorLines, Oxford American, and Gravy. She's editor of High Rise Stories: Voices from Chicago Public Housing. A favorite memory: listening to authors featured in Even A Lion Can Get Lost in the Jungle.
Dr. Evan Lyon has worked in Haiti since 1996 and is currently the Chief Integrated Health Officer at Heartland Health Outreach in Chicago. Through his work with Partners in Health, Lyon has helped community-based responses to address HIV, tuberculosis and broader public health concerns throughout Haiti.
Laura Lampton Scott (Moderator)
Laura Lampton Scott is the senior associate editor of the oral history Lavil: Life, Love, and Death in Port-au-Prince (Voice of Witness/Verso). Her work has appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review, Tin House's Open Bar, and other publications.