For Immediate Release

The Poetry Foundation Library Presents Children’s Poetry Day

Meet Arthur and enjoy music with Jennifer Trowbridge!

July 25, 2013

CHICAGO — On Saturday, August 3, the Poetry Foundation hosts the second annual Children’s Poetry Day. In partnership with WTTW Chicago and Whole Foods, this special weekend event for kids will include a variety of interactive crafts and activities. Guitarist and percussionist Jennifer Trowbridge, joined by clarinetist Don Jacobs and singer Alexis Hope, will perform original musical adaptations of classic poems. Kids will also have a chance to read and record poems and participate in a scavenger hunt. Plus, poetry-related episodes of Arthur will be screened in our performance space, and Arthur himself will come by for a visit!

What: Children’s Poetry Day
Who: PBS’s Arthur and musician Jennifer Trowbridge
When: Saturday, August 3, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Where: Poetry Foundation, 61 West Superior Street
Admission: Free admission for children and their parents on a first come, first served basis

Find information about other Poetry Foundation events at www.poetryfoundation.org/programs/events

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About the Poetry Foundation
The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience. The Poetry Foundation seeks to be a leader in shaping a receptive climate for poetry by developing new audiences, creating new avenues for delivery, and encouraging new kinds of poetry through innovative literary prizes and programs. For more information, please visit www.poetryfoundation.org.

About the Poetry Foundation Library
The Midwest’s only library dedicated exclusively to poetry, the Poetry Foundation Library exists to promote the reading of poetry among the general public, and to support the editorial needs of all Poetry Foundation programs and staff. Visitors to the library may browse a collection of 30,000 volumes, experience audio and video recordings in private listening booths, and view exhibits of poetry-related materials. In addition to providing public access to its collections in the form of a reading room, the library creates interactive programs to inspire a wider readership for poetry in readers of all ages. The library’s collection aims to present the best poetry, in English or in translation, of the modern and contemporary era, as well as including representative selections of the major poetic works of all eras. A children’s collection contains a range of titles to engage young readers.

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POETRY FOUNDATION | 61 West Superior Street | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.787.7070

Media contacts: Elizabeth Burke-Dain, eburkedain@poetryfoundation.org, 312.799.8016
Kristin Gecan, kgecan@poetryfoundation.org, 312.799.8065

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