Upcoming Foundation Events in Chicago
Monday, June 29, 9:00AM–5:00PM
Tuesday, June 30, 9:00AM–5:00PM
Wednesday, July 1, 9:00AM–5:00PM
Thursday, July 2, 9:00AM–5:00PM
Friday, July 3, 9:00AM–12:00PM
Poetry Foundation is accepting applications for its first Summer Poetry Teachers Institute in Chicago. Participants of this five-day institute will study and discuss poetry with renowned poetry practitioners, Poetry Foundation staff, and expert teachers to develop lesson plans to bring back to their classrooms.
Wednesday, July 1, 6:30PM
Join us at the first of a series of quarterly launch parties celebrating the newest issues of Poetry magazine, its contributors, readers, and the poetry curious. The POETRY Summertime PARTY, celebrating...
Wednesday, July 8, 10:00AM
The Poetry Foundation Library welcomes children ages two to five to a storytime event that introduces poetry through fun, interactive readings and crafts.
Thursday, July 9, 7:00PM
The Poetry Society of America continues its 2015 national series, A Celebration of International Poetry, at the Poetry Foundation in Chicago. The series will travel to six cities and focus on major...
Monday, July 13, 7:00PM
"The Mekons are the most revolutionary group in the history of rock ‘n’ roll” – wrote rock critic Lester Bangs. This genre-defying collective emerged from the 1977 British punk scene, where the mekons...
Tuesday, July 14, 1:30PM–3:30PM
Tuesday, July 21, 1:30PM–3:30PM
Tuesday, July 28, 1:30PM–3:30PM
The Junior High Summer Poetry Camp is free and open to poetry-loving youth of all experience levels in grades 6-8. Participants will meet once a week for three weeks to read, discuss, and respond to...
Tuesday, July 14, 5:15PM
The Spektral Quartet performs music of Arvo Pärt and David Reminick. Selections from Dave Reminick's "The Ancestral Mousetrap," the libretto of which is taken from the darkly absurd poetry of Russell Edson,...
Thursday, July 16, 10:30AM–12:30PM
Thursday, July 23, 10:30AM–12:30PM
Thursday, July 30, 10:30AM–12:30PM
Participants will meet once a week for three weeks to read, discuss, and respond to contemporary works of poetry. Participants will analyze a variety of poetic works, and learn poetic and storytelling...