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Upcoming Foundation Events in Chicago

Wednesday Poemtime
Reading

Wednesday, April 16, 10:00AM

Wednesday Poemtime

The Poetry Foundation Library welcomes children ages two to five to a weekly storytime event that introduces poetry through fun, interactive readings and crafts.


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<em>Fifth Wednesday Journal</em>: Michael Anania, Jeffery Renard Allen, and Elise Paschen
Reading

Thursday, April 17, 7:00PM

Fifth Wednesday Journal: Michael Anania, Jeffery Renard Allen, and Elise Paschen

Jackie K. White will introduce a reading by Michael Anania, Jeffery Renard Allen, and Elise Paschen, all poets with a strong Chicago connection. The program will include music and a reception. This event is...

Library Book Club
Event

Friday, April 18, 12:30PM–1:30PM

Library Book Club

All experience levels are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In April, the book club discusses the anthology The World Record. Space is limited to 15 participants.

 

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Poetry Foundation Library: Special Saturday Hours
Extended Hours

Saturday, April 19, 10:00AM

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.

Saturday Poemtime
Reading

Saturday, April 19, 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.

Wednesday Poemtime
Reading

Wednesday, April 23, 10:00AM

Wednesday Poemtime

The Poetry Foundation Library welcomes children ages two to five to a weekly storytime event that introduces poetry through fun, interactive readings and crafts.


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Poetry off the Shelf: Poesía en Abril: Piedad Bonnett and Hugo Mujica
Performance

Friday, April 25, 7:00PM

Poetry off the Shelf: Poesía en Abril: Piedad Bonnett and Hugo Mujica

A performance and reading with featured poets Hugo Mujica and Piedad Bonnett celebrates two momentous occasions one hundred years in the past: the publication of Carl Sandburg’s “Chicago” in the March 1914...

Children's Poetry Day:  Poetry and Adventure
Children's Open House

Saturday, April 26, 10:00AM–1:00PM

Children's Poetry Day: Poetry and Adventure

Celebrate National Poetry Month with a delightful open house just for kids at the Poetry Foundation Library. In addition to musical adaptations of poems by Adventure Sandwich and screenings of children’s...

Poetry off the Shelf: Chicago Public Library Poetry Fest: Sonia Sanchez
Reading

Saturday, April 26, 2:00PM

Poetry off the Shelf: Chicago Public Library Poetry Fest: Sonia Sanchez

Celebrate National Poetry Month with internationally acclaimed poet, scholar, and activist Sonia Sanchez. Author of more than 20 books and a pioneer of the Black Arts Movement, Sanchez has received the...

MCA Live: <em>Poetry Scarf</em>
Reading

Tuesday, April 29, 6:00PM

MCA Live: Poetry Scarf

Poetry magazine curates a series of readings by Chicago-based poets Hannah Gamble, Anthony Madrid, and Nate Marshall that resonate with the William J. O’Brien exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art,...

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