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Upcoming Foundation Events in Chicago

Wednesday Poemtime

Wednesday, January 7, 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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<em>Las Chavas</em>: Poetry and Film from Honduras featuring Richard Blanco, Brad Coley, & Cheryl Chapman
Reading

Thursday, January 8, 7:00PM

Las Chavas: Poetry and Film from Honduras featuring Richard Blanco, Brad Coley, & Cheryl Chapman

Join Richard Blanco, the fifth inaugural poet of the U.S.; Brad Coley, director of the forthcoming documentary Las Chavas; and Cheryl Chapman, executive director of Our Little Roses, the only all-girl orphanage in Honduras, for an evening of poetry and film at the Poetry Foundation.

Drinking Gourd: An Evening of Poetry and Music
Performance

Tuesday, January 13, 7:00PM

Drinking Gourd: An Evening of Poetry and Music

Celebrate Willie Lin, the winner of this year’s Drinking Gourd Poetry Prize, a first-book award for poets of color with Drinking Gourd Judge Chris Abani and bassist Tatsu Aoki.

Wednesday Poemtime

Wednesday, January 14, 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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Library Book Club

Friday, January 16, 12:30PM–1:30PM

Library Book Club

All experience levels are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In January, the book club discusses Brian Blanchfield’s A Several World. Space is limited to 15 participants.

Poetry Foundation Library: Special Saturday Hours
Extended Hours

Saturday, January 17, 10:00AM–3:00PM

Poetry Foundation Library: Special Saturday Hours

The Poetry Foundation Library is open to the public on select Saturdays. Young children and their parents/guardians are also invited to join us for Saturday Poemtime at 10:30AM. 

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Saturday Poemtime
Reading

Saturday, January 17, 10:30AM

Saturday 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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Forms and Features: Pantoum
Poetry Workshop

Saturday, January 17, 1:00PM–3:00PM

Forms and Features: Pantoum

All experience levels are welcome to a discussion and creative workshop moderated by library staff. In January, our session will focus on the pantoum, a form born of Malaysian oral poetry that draws heavily...

The Open Door Readings: January
Reading

Tuesday, January 20, 7:00PM

The Open Door Readings: January

The Open Door series presents work from Chicago’s new and emerging poets and highlights the area’s outstanding writing programs. Each hour-long event features readings by two area writing program...

<em>Language Matters with Bob Holman</em>: A Celebration of Mother Tongues
Event

Wednesday, January 28, 7:00PM

Language Matters with Bob Holman: A Celebration of Mother Tongues

There are over 6,000 languages remaining in the world. We lose one every two weeks. Noted filmmaker David Grubin and poet Bob Holman have teamed up to produce Language Matters, a two-hour documentary that...

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