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Poetry Foundation Library: Special Saturday Hours

Saturday, May 30, 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 10:30 AM. 

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Saturday Poemtime

Saturday, May 30, 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: Found Poetry

Saturday, May 30, 12:00PM–2:00PM

Forms and Features: Found Poetry

All experience levels are welcome to a discussion and creative workshop moderated by library staff. In May, Forms and Features explores found poetry in celebration of the collaborative poem The Chicago 77....

Wednesday Poemtime

Wednesday, June 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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Chicagoland Poetry Out Loud Champions
Performance

Saturday, June 6, 12:40PM

Chicagoland Poetry Out Loud Champions

Hosted by Stephen Young.

Champions from Chicago high schools recite classic and contemporary poems at Printers Row Lit Fest. For 10 years, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation have...

Grief Transformed: Elizabeth Alexander in conversation with Elizabeth Taylor
Event

Saturday, June 6, 2:15PM

Grief Transformed: Elizabeth Alexander in conversation with Elizabeth Taylor

Robert Polito, President of the Poetry Foundation, introduces Elizabeth Alexander in conversation with Elizabeth Taylor, Chicago Tribune Literary Editor at Large at this year's Printers Row Lit Fest.

Wednesday Poemtime

Wednesday, June 10, 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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Cheryl Pope: <em>Walk With Me #3</em>
Opening

Thursday, June 11, 5:30PM–7:30PM

Cheryl Pope: Walk With Me #3

Cheryl Pope’s Just Yell : From Within opening reception includes the special performance Walk With Me #3 featuring Phoenix Military Academy Poets.

Young Chicago writers carve poems into the surface of...

Wednesday Poemtime

Wednesday, June 17, 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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 American Howl: Music and Poetry from Bauhaus to Beat
Performance

Wednesday, June 17, 7:00PM

American Howl: Music and Poetry from Bauhaus to Beat

Chicago’s innovative and critically acclaimed ensemble Fulcrum Point New Music Project pairs music by Stefan Wolpe, Chicago’s George Flynn, and New York composer Jerome Kitzke with poetry by Allen Ginsberg...

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