Upcoming Foundation Events in Chicago
Tuesday, April 28, 9:00AM–8:00PM
Teachers are welcome to bring classes for a field trip to the daytime semifinals of Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. Maryland, Virginia, and DC champions will compete in the first round, from 9...
Wednesday, April 29, 10:00AM
The Poetry Foundation Library welcomes children ages two to five to a storytime event that introduces poetry through fun, interactive readings and crafts.
Wednesday, April 29, 7:00PM
Watch Poetry Out Loud State Champions compete for the title of Poetry Out Loud National Champion and a $20,000 award.
Saturday, May 2, 7:00PM
The annual bilingual festival Poesía en Abril returns to the Poetry Foundation for readings by two of its featured poets. Olvido García Valdés is the author of a dozen collections of poetry, as well as...
Wednesday, May 6, 7:00PM
Saturday, May 9, 2:00PM
Peace! In these troubled times, will we ever achieve peace for ourselves, our families, our community, our world? Hear Iraqi and other Middle Eastern poets describe what peace means to them in their own...
Tuesday, May 12, 7:00PM
A. Van Jordan was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. His collections of poetry include Rise (2001), which won a PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award and was selected for the Book of the Month Club of the Academy...