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Upcoming Foundation Events in Chicago

Wednesday Poemtime
Reading

Wednesday, November 26, 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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Poetry & Music: Bertolt Brecht: <em>Love Poems</em>
Event

Tuesday, December 2, 7:00PM

Poetry & Music: Bertolt Brecht: Love Poems


Though best known as a revolutionary and influential playwright, Bertolt Brecht wrote more than 2,000 poems of astonishing range and formal accomplishment. Love Poems is the first volume in David...

Wednesday Poemtime
Reading

Wednesday, December 3, 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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Poetry off the Shelf: James Lenfestey
Event

Thursday, December 11, 7:00PM

Poetry off the Shelf: James Lenfestey

In 1974, James Lenfestey discovered and fell under the spell of the legendary T’ang poet Han-shan, or Cold Mountain, who spoke to his spirit in a way no other poet had. Some 30 years later, after successful...

Library Book Club
Event

Friday, December 12, 12:30PM–1:30PM

Library Book Club

All experience levels are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In December, the book club discusses Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric. Space is limited to 15...

Poetry Foundation Library: Special Saturday Hours
Event

Saturday, December 13, 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
Event

Saturday, December 13, 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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The Open Door Readings: December
Event

Tuesday, December 16, 7:00PM

The Open Door Readings: December

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 Chicagoland college and...

Poetry off the Shelf: The Write Club
Performance

Thursday, December 18, 7:00PM

Poetry off the Shelf: The Write Club

Write Club is bare-knuckled literature and just the thing to shake up the holidays. Two opposing writers argue two opposing ideas, and each has seven minutes, no more, to throw their best punches. Hosted by...

<em>Language Matters with Bob Holman</em>: a film by David Grubin
Event

Wednesday, January 28, 7:00PM

Language Matters with Bob Holman: a film by David Grubin

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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