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Upcoming Foundation Events in Chicago

  1. Reading
    • Wednesday, July 6th, 10:00 AM

    The Poetry Foundation Library welcomes children ages two to five to a storytime event that introduces poetry through fun, interactive readings and crafts. Sign up to receive our event newsletter in...

  2. Reading
    • Wednesday, July 6th, 12:00 PM

    Join us for a series of 30-minute lunchtime poetry readings marking the reopening of the new Contemporary Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago. Reginald Gibbons is the author of...

    • Monday, July 11th, 9:00 AM
    • Tuesday, July 12th, 9:00 AM
    • Wednesday, July 13th, 9:00 AM
    • Thursday, July 14th, 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 15th, 9:00 AM

    Poetry Foundation is accepting applications for its second Summer Poetry Teachers Institute in Chicago. Participants of this five-day institute will study and discuss poetry with renowned poetry practitioners, Poetry Foundation...

  3. Summer Camp
    • Tuesday, July 12th, 1:30 PM–4:30 PM
    • Thursday, July 14th, 1:30 PM–4:30 PM

    Teen Summer Poetry Camps are free and open to poetry-loving preteens and teens of all experience levels. This is a special opportunity to read, write, and discuss original poems that vary...

  4. Reading
    • Wednesday, July 13th, 10:00 AM

    The Poetry Foundation Library welcomes children ages two to five to a storytime event that introduces poetry through fun, interactive readings and crafts. Sign up to receive our event newsletter in...

  5. Symposium
    • Wednesday, July 13th, 7:00 PM

    Debates over what poetry is for are as old as poetry itself, but how does the question change at a time when poetry's audience continues to fragment politically and economically?...

  6. Workshop
    • Monday, July 18th, 7:00 PM–9:00 PM

    All experience levels are welcome to a poetry discussion and writing workshop led by Poetry Foundation Library staff member Maggie Queeney. In July, we will explore image, the sensual description...

  7. Summer Camp
    • Tuesday, July 19th, 1:30 PM–4:30 PM
    • Thursday, July 21st, 1:30 PM–4:30 PM

    Teen Summer Poetry Camps are free and open to poetry-loving preteens and teens of all experience levels. This is a special opportunity to read, write, and discuss original poems that vary...

  8. Reading
    • Wednesday, July 20th, 10:00 AM

    The Poetry Foundation Library welcomes children ages two to five to a storytime event that introduces poetry through fun, interactive readings and crafts. Sign up to receive our event newsletter in...

  9. Reading
    • Wednesday, July 20th, 12:00 PM

    Join us for a series of 30-minute lunchtime poetry readings marking the reopening of the new Contemporary Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago. Christina Pugh is the author of Grains of...

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  • Community Events

    • Friday, July 1, 8:00PM
      Landon House, Independence, KS

      Kansas Poets Laureate Reading

      Former Kansas poets laureate Denise Low, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, and Wyatt Townley are joined by current laureate Eric McHenry for this reading at the Astra Arts Festival.

    • Saturday, July 2, 3:00PM
      Jared Dawson Gallery, Carpinteria, CA

      Michael Hannon

      Poet Hannon, who collaborated with visual artist William T. Wiley on Pilgrim's Process, a book of etchings and poems, reads at the gallery where the book is being shown.

    • Sunday, July 3, 3:00PM
      Steynberg Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA

      Teresa Mei Chuc and Paul Lobo Portugés

      Los Angeles poet Chuc (Red Thread) and Los Osos poet Portugés (Sorrow and Hope) read for Poetry at the Steynberg, a monthly reading series at the Steynberg art gallery.