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Upcoming Foundation Events in Chicago

Library Book Club
Conversation

Friday, April 24, 12:30PM–1:30PM

Library Book Club

All experience levels are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In April, we will discuss How to Be Drawn, the fifth collection from National Book Award winner Terrance Hayes. Space is...

Poetry off the Shelf: Dana Gioia
Event

Saturday, April 25, 2:00PM

Poetry off the Shelf: Dana Gioia

Dana Gioia is an internationally acclaimed poet, critic, and librettist. The former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, Gioia has published four full-length collections of poetry, most recently...

Poetry Out Loud Semifinals
Event

Tuesday, April 28, 9:00AM–8:00PM

Poetry Out Loud Semifinals

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 Poemtime

Wednesday, April 29, 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.

 

 

Poetry Out Loud National Finals
Performance

Wednesday, April 29, 7:00PM

Poetry Out Loud National Finals

Watch Poetry Out Loud State Champions compete for the title of Poetry Out Loud National Champion and a $20,000 award.

<em>The Chicago 77 </em>First Friday
Opening

Friday, May 1, 6:00PM–9:00PM

The Chicago 77 First Friday

Join us at the First Friday gallery reception for The Chicago 77 exhibition at Poetry Foundation. The evening features include tabletop games, video screenings, and tunes by J. Johari Palacio aka Basis aka...

Poesía en Abril featuring Olvido García Valdés and Héctor Carreto
Reading

Saturday, May 2, 7:00PM

Poesía en Abril featuring Olvido García Valdés and Héctor Carreto

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 Poemtime

Wednesday, May 6, 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: Tim Seibles

Wednesday, May 6, 7:00PM

Poetry off the Shelf: Tim Seibles

Poet Tim Seibles was born and raised in Philadelphia and now lives in Norfolk, Virginia. He is the author of several collections of poetry, including Body Moves (1988), Hurdy-Gurdy (1992), Hammerlock...

Poetry off the Shelf: Middle East Poetry Festival
Reading

Saturday, May 9, 2:00PM

Poetry off the Shelf: Middle East Poetry Festival

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...

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