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Upcoming Foundation Events in Chicago

Poetry Off the Shelf: Eileen Myles
Lecture

Sunday, November 2, 2:00PM

Poetry Off the Shelf: Eileen Myles

New York poet Eileen Myles discusses Afterglow, her new fantasy and dog memoir about her longtime companion Rosie.

Wednesday Poemtime
Reading

Wednesday, November 5, 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>Harriet</em> Reading Series: Garrett Caples
Lecture

Thursday, November 6, 6:30PM

Harriet Reading Series: Garrett Caples

Garrett Caples is the author of The Garrett Caples Reader (1999), Complications (2007), Quintessence of the Minor: Symbolist Poetry in English (2010), and Retrievals (2014). He is an editor at City Lights...

Library Book Club
Event

Friday, November 7, 12:30PM

Library Book Club

All experience levels are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In November, the book club discusses Douglas Kearney’s Patter. Space is limited to 15 participants. 

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 Poetry Foundation Library: Special Saturday Hours
Event

Saturday, November 8, 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, November 8, 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: Image
Poetry Workshop

Saturday, November 8, 1:30PM–3:00PM

Forms and Features: Image

All experience levels are welcome to a discussion and creative workshop moderated by library staff. In November, our session will explore image, the sensual description evoking the physical world in a poem,...

ModPo Online Course Meetup
Conversation

Tuesday, November 11, 6:00PM–7:30PM

ModPo Online Course Meetup

Al Filreis has been running his popular online poetry course on Modern & Contemporary American Poetry again this fall. Come meet fellow students and local ModPo TA Max McKenna, who will facilitate a...

Wednesday Poemtime
Reading

Wednesday, November 12, 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: A Literary Cabaret
Performance

Thursday, November 13, 7:00PM

Poetry Off the Shelf: A Literary Cabaret

An evening of performance featuring readings by poets Robyn Schiff and Philip Jenks, a collaboration between Toronto-based poet Damian Rogers and Chicago-based Drag City artist Azita Youssefi, and...

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