Jessica Hopper, Living Female Rock Critic, To Read At Roosevelt Tonight

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 15, 2015 6:10PM

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Photo courtesy Featherproof Books
It's not out until next month but we can already tell you that Jessica Hopper's The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic is a must-read.

The collection of writing from the Chicago-based longtime music and culture critic—and current editor-in-chief of the Pitchfork Review—collects pieces spanning roughly the last decade of her work from wildly differing sources, from underground magazines to mainstream periodicals and even the occasional personal blog entry.

Our full review of the collection will run closer to its May 12 release date, but you can get an advance taste of the books contents tonight when Hopper gives a reading at Roosevelt University as part of the Roosevelt University Reading Series.

The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic is being published by Featherproof Books, currently run by Tim Kinsella with help from Roosevelt University's Jason Sommer. The reading, which is open and free to the public, is being presented by the MFA in Creative Writing Program, the Oyez Review and the Department of Literature and Languages.

Jessica Hopper will read tonight, April 15, in Roosevelt University's 10th floor library at 430 S. Michigan Ave., 5 p.m., FREE