Events

Upcoming Foundation Events in Chicago

Wednesday Poemtime

Wednesday, January 28, 10:00AM

Wednesday Poemtime

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

<em>Language Matters with Bob Holman</em>: A Celebration of Mother Tongues
Event

Wednesday, January 28, 7:00PM

Language Matters with Bob Holman: A Celebration of Mother Tongues

There are over 6,000 languages remaining in the world. We lose one every two weeks. Noted filmmaker David Grubin and poet Bob Holman have teamed up to produce Language Matters, a two-hour documentary that...

Wednesday Poemtime

Wednesday, February 4, 10:00AM

Wednesday Poemtime

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

<em>Harriet</em> Reading Series: Performance by Jennifer Tamayo
Lecture

Thursday, February 5, 6:30PM

Harriet Reading Series: Performance by Jennifer Tamayo

The Harriet Reading Series features talks, performances, and readings by poets whose work has appeared on Harriet, the Poetry Foundation’s blog. The series presents both established and emerging poets whose...

Wednesday Poemtime

Wednesday, February 11, 10:00AM

Wednesday Poemtime

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

Reading and Discussion: Meena Alexander
Reading

Thursday, February 12, 6:00PM

Reading and Discussion: Meena Alexander

Acclaimed poet, scholar, and writer Meena Alexander will read from and discuss her work. Alexander was raised in both India and Sudan. Themes of displacement, identity, and memory infuse her work as well as...

Poetry Out Loud: Chicago Regionals
Performance

Friday, February 13, 10:30AM

Poetry Out Loud: Chicago Regionals

Champions from Chicago high schools recite classic and contemporary poems for the chance to represent Illinois at the Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington, DC, in April. Last year more than 365,000...

Love, What Language Do You Speak?
Performance

Saturday, February 14, 5:00PM

Love, What Language Do You Speak?

Please join an international gathering of cultural organizations for a multimedia, multilingual evening of poetry, music, film, and theater in celebration of Valentine’s Day.

Suzanne Petri will emcee and...

The Open Door Readings: February
Reading

Tuesday, February 17, 7:00PM

The Open Door Readings: February

The Open Door series presents work from Chicago’s new and emerging poets and highlights the area’s outstanding writing programs. Each hour-long event features readings by two Chicagoland writing program...

Wednesday Poemtime

Wednesday, February 18, 10:00AM

Wednesday Poemtime

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

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