Upcoming Foundation Events in Chicago
Thursday, January 8, 7:00PM
Join Richard Blanco, the fifth inaugural poet of the U.S.; Brad Coley, director of the forthcoming documentary Las Chavas; and Cheryl Chapman, executive director of Our Little Roses, the only all-girl orphanage in Honduras, for an evening of poetry and film at the Poetry Foundation.
Tuesday, January 13, 7:00PM
Celebrate Willie Lin, the winner of this year’s Drinking Gourd Poetry Prize, a first-book award for poets of color with Drinking Gourd Judge Chris Abani and bassist Tatsu Aoki.
Friday, January 16, 12:30PM–1:30PM
All experience levels are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In January, the book club discusses Brian Blanchfield’s A Several World. Space is limited to 15 participants.
Saturday, January 17, 1:00PM–3:00PM
All experience levels are welcome to a discussion and creative workshop moderated by library staff. In January, our session will focus on the pantoum, a form born of Malaysian oral poetry that draws heavily...
Tuesday, January 20, 7:00PM
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 area writing program...
Wednesday, January 28, 7:00PM
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...