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Upcoming Foundation Events in Chicago

The Open Door Readings: September
Event

Tuesday, September 16, 7:00PM

The Open Door Readings: September

The Open Door Readings present work from Chicago’s new and emerging poets and highlights the area’s outstanding writing programs on a monthly basis. Each hour-long reading features two Chicagoland college...

Wednesday Poemtime
Conversation

Wednesday, September 17, 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: Ana Castillo, Cristina Correa, & Paul Martínez Pompa
Reading

Wednesday, September 17, 7:00PM

Poetry off the Shelf: Ana Castillo, Cristina Correa, & Paul Martínez Pompa

Poet, novelist, playwright and translator Ana Castillo returns to Chicago this year as the Lund-Gill Professor at Dominican University. Among her award-winning novels are So Far From God, The Guardians, and...

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.

Saturday Poemtime
Conversation

Saturday, September 20, 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.

Saturday Library Book Club
Conversation

Saturday, September 20, 2:00PM–3:00PM

Saturday 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 participants.

<em>Freedom of Shadow: A Tribute to Terry Adkins</em>
Performance

Saturday, September 20, 6:00PM

Freedom of Shadow: A Tribute to Terry Adkins

Join the Poetry Foundation for a performance of Freedom of Shadow: A Tribute to Terry Adkins, an oratorio for solo voice and electronics by Douglas Kearney and Haitian-born experimental musician and sound...

Poetry Off the Shelf: Todd Swift & John Wilkinson
Reading

Tuesday, September 23, 7:00PM

Poetry Off the Shelf: Todd Swift & John Wilkinson

Two notable British poets read from new volumes of their respective selected poems,
and discuss the state of contemporary poetry in the UK. Todd Swift is Senior Lecturer in Creative & Professional Writing...

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