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Upcoming Foundation Events in Chicago

Wednesday Poemtime

Wednesday, July 8, 10:00AM

Wednesday Poemtime

The Poetry Foundation Library welcomes children ages two to five to a storytime event that introduces poetry through fun, interactive readings and crafts.

A Celebration of International Poetry: New Generation African Poets Amy Lukau, Tsitsi Jaji, Ladan Osman, Viola Allo & Warsan Shire
Reading

Thursday, July 9, 7:00PM

A Celebration of International Poetry: New Generation African Poets Amy Lukau, Tsitsi Jaji, Ladan Osman, Viola Allo & Warsan Shire

The Poetry Society of America continues its 2015 national series, A Celebration of International Poetry, at the Poetry Foundation in Chicago. The series will travel to six cities and focus on major...

A Quiet Night In with the Mekons: readings, writings and songs
Performance

Monday, July 13, 7:00PM

A Quiet Night In with the Mekons: readings, writings and songs

"The Mekons are the most revolutionary group in the history of rock ‘n’ roll” – wrote rock critic Lester Bangs. This genre-defying collective emerged from the 1977 British punk scene, where the mekons...

Junior High Summer Poetry Camp (Grades 6–8)
Summer Camp

Tuesday, July 14, 1:30PM–3:30PM
Tuesday, July 21, 1:30PM–3:30PM
Tuesday, July 28, 1:30PM–3:30PM

Junior High Summer Poetry Camp (Grades 6–8)

The Junior High Summer Poetry Camp is free and open to poetry-loving youth of all experience levels in grades 6-8.  Participants will meet once a week for three weeks to read, discuss, and respond to...

Rush Hour Concert: Spektral Quartet featuring poems by Russell Edson & Mark Strand
Performance

Tuesday, July 14, 5:15PM

Rush Hour Concert: Spektral Quartet featuring poems by Russell Edson & Mark Strand

The Spektral Quartet performs music of Arvo Pärt and David Reminick. Selections from Dave Reminick's "The Ancestral Mousetrap," the libretto of which is taken from the darkly absurd poetry of Russell Edson,...

Wednesday Poemtime
Reading

Wednesday, July 15, 10:00AM

Wednesday Poemtime

The Poetry Foundation Library welcomes children ages two to five to a storytime event that introduces poetry through fun, interactive readings and crafts.

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Pop-up Poetry: Hannah Gamble
Reading

Wednesday, July 15, 12:00PM

Pop-up Poetry: Hannah Gamble

A series of short performance/talks by Chicago poets explore communal creativity and artistic collaboration, inspired by Whistler and Roussel: Linked Visions

Hannah Gamble is the author of Your...

Teen Summer Poetry Camp I (Grades 9 & 10)
Summer Camp

Thursday, July 16, 10:30AM–12:30PM
Thursday, July 23, 10:30AM–12:30PM
Thursday, July 30, 10:30AM–12:30PM

Teen Summer Poetry Camp I (Grades 9 & 10)

Participants will meet once a week for three weeks to read, discuss, and respond to contemporary works of poetry. Participants will analyze a variety of poetic works, and learn poetic and storytelling...

Teen Summer Poetry Camp II (Grades 11 & 12)
Summer Camp

Thursday, July 16, 1:30PM–3:30PM
Thursday, July 23, 1:30PM–3:30PM
Thursday, July 30, 1:30PM–3:30PM

Teen Summer Poetry Camp II (Grades 11 & 12)

 Participants will meet once a week for three weeks to read, discuss, and respond to contemporary works of poetry. Participants will analyze a variety of poetic works, and learn poetic and storytelling...

Library Book Club: Lo Kwa Mei-en
Conversation

Friday, July 17, 12:30PM–1:30PM

Library Book Club: Lo Kwa Mei-en

All experience levels are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In July, we will discuss Yearling by Lo Kwa Mei-en, winner of the 2013 Kundiman Poetry Prize. Space is limited to 15...

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