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Upcoming Foundation Events in Chicago

Wednesday Poemtime
Conversation

Wednesday, August 20, 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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The Chicago 77: A Papermaking Workshop
Workshop

Saturday, August 23, 10:00AM–3:00PM

The Chicago 77: A Papermaking Workshop

Margaret Mahan and Drew Matott conduct a one-day papermaking workshop at Columbia College Chicago in conjunction with the Poetry Foundation's Chicago 77 project.

YCA Teaching Artist Corps Performance: <em> House: Our Home. Our Body. Our Music. </em>
Performance

Thursday, August 28, 7:00PM–8:30PM

YCA Teaching Artist Corps Performance: House: Our Home. Our Body. Our Music.

Join the Young Chicago Author’s Teaching Artist Corps featuring Dominique Chestand,  Britteney Black Rose Kapri, Lamar Jorden, Adam Levin, Malcolm London, and Jamila Woods.  This curated Chicago-centric...

Wednesday Poemtime
Conversation

Wednesday, September 3, 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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Launch of <em> Nepantla: A Journal Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color</em>
Reading

Thursday, September 4, 7:00PM

Launch of Nepantla: A Journal Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color

Duriel E. Harris, Ching-In Chen, Ruben Quesada, and Francisco Aragón help celebrate Volume 1, Number 1 of a new literary magazine dedicated to queer poets of color. 

Nepantla is a new poetry e-journal...

Wednesday Poemtime
Conversation

Wednesday, September 10, 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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Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago Salon Concert: Robert & Clara Schumann, Friedrich Rückert & Heinrich Heine
Performance

Thursday, September 11, 7:00PM

Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago Salon Concert: Robert & Clara Schumann, Friedrich Rückert & Heinrich Heine

Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago kicks off its Collaborative Works Festival with a salon concert exploring Robert & Clara Schumann’s tumultuous path leading to their marriage in 1840, and the musical...

Graywolf Press 40th Anniversary with Claudia Rankine, Matthea Harvey, and Katie Ford
Reading

Thursday, September 18, 7:00PM

Graywolf Press 40th Anniversary with Claudia Rankine, Matthea Harvey, and Katie Ford

Graywolf Press and the Poetry Foundation welcome you to join a celebration of 
Graywolf’s 40th Anniversary with an evening of poetry featuring readings from Graywolf poets Katie Ford (Blood Lyrics), Matthea...

Library Book Club
Conversation

Friday, September 19, 12:30PM

Library Book Club

All experience levels are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In September, the book club discusses Matthea Harvey’s If the Tabloids Are True, What Are You?  Space is limited to 15...

 Poetry Foundation Library: Special Saturday Hours
Extended Hours

Saturday, September 20, 10:00AM–2:00PM

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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