This article appeared in The Magazine of Dominican University (November 2019)

Eve L. Ewing MAT ’09 has published her third book, 1919. The book of poetry was inspired by the Chicago Race Riot in the summer of 1919, a conflict that began when a group of white youth threw stones at an African American teenager who had crossed the unofficial barrier between white and black beaches on the city's south side. The riot resulted in the deaths of 38 people and injuries to more than 500.

A prolific writer across many genres, Ewing is the author of Electric Arches, her first book of poetry, and the 2018 nonfiction book Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side. The book has received praise from many organizations, including being named one of Chicago Public Library's 2019 Best Books of the Year. She writes the Ironheart series for Marvel Comics, co-wrote the play No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks and hosts the podcast, "Bughouse Square with Eve Ewing."

Ewing is an assistant professor at the School of Social Services Administration at the University of Chicago and serves as an instructor with the Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project at Stateville Correctional Center. The Long Term, a collection of works by participants in the Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project is currently displayed at the O'Connor Art Gallery located on the 4th Floor of Lewis Hall, through December 20.