Upcoming Foundation Events in Chicago
Tuesday, October 7, 7:00PM
Two of the greatest living practitioners of their respective art forms explore the power of words and music through conversation and readings. Superstar soprano Renée Fleming and Pulitzer Prize—winning poet...
Wednesday, October 8, 12:30PM
All experience levels are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In October, the book club discusses Timothy Donnelly’s The Cloud Corporation. Timothy Donnelly will attend. Space is...
Wednesday, October 8, 7:00PM
Timothy Donnelly discusses "Meaningfulness and Homesickness" as part of the Fall Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry. The series seeks to provide leading poets with the opportunity to explore in depth...
Wednesday, October 15, 7:00PM
As part of its four-day festival in Chicago and Mexico City, MAKE Literary Productions hosts a multi-media evening with poet and translator Daniel Borzutzky, poet and critic Luis Felipe Fabre, and painter and poet Valerie Mejer Caso. The program will be in Spanish and English with some translations moving from one medium to another, as well as from one language to another.
Thursday, October 16, 6:00PM
Join poets from two generations for the 60th annual Poetry Day. Carolyn Forché’s famed international anthology, Against Forgetting, was praised by Nelson Mandela as “itself a blow against tyranny, against prejudice, against injustice.” Jamaal May’s first book, Hum, won the 2013 Beatrice Hawley Award from Alice James Books.
Saturday, October 18, 10:00AM–6:00PM
Sunday, October 19, 10:00AM–5:00PM
During Open House Chicago, the Poetry Foundation will feature an audio installation
created by Silvain Gire and Samuel Hirsch from ARTE Radio. “C’est la Ville!: Urban Voices from Paris and Chicago” will...