Events

Upcoming Foundation Events in Chicago

Junior High Summer Poetry Camp (Grades 6–8)
Summer Camp

Tuesday, July 14, 1:30PM–3:30PM
Tuesday, July 21, 1:30PM–3:30PM
Tuesday, July 28, 1:30PM–3:30PM

Junior High Summer Poetry Camp (Grades 6–8)

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...

Teen Summer Poetry Camp I (Grades 9 & 10)
Summer Camp

Thursday, July 16, 10:30AM–12:30PM
Thursday, July 23, 10:30AM–12:30PM
Thursday, July 30, 10:30AM–12:30PM

Teen Summer Poetry Camp I (Grades 9 & 10)

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...

Teen Summer Poetry Camp II (Grades 11 & 12)
Summer Camp

Thursday, July 16, 1:30PM–3:30PM
Thursday, July 23, 1:30PM–3:30PM
Thursday, July 30, 1:30PM–3:30PM

Teen Summer Poetry Camp II (Grades 11 & 12)

 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...

Chris Green at the Jean-Luc Mylayne Chapel
Reading

Tuesday, July 28, 3:00PM

Chris Green at the Jean-Luc Mylayne Chapel

Chris Green is the author of three books of poetry: The Sky Over Walgreens (2007), Epiphany School (2009), and Résumé (2014). His poems have appeared in such publications as Poetry and The New York Times....

Wednesday Poemtime
Reading

Wednesday, July 29, 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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Pop-up Poetry: Jamila Woods
Reading

Wednesday, July 29, 12:00PM

Pop-up Poetry: Jamila Woods

A series of short performance/talks by Chicago poets explore communal creativity and artistic collaboration, inspired by Whistler and Roussel: Linked Visions

Jamila Woods is a poet and vocalist, a member...

<em>(In)visible</em>
Performance

Saturday, August 1, 6:00PM

(In)visible

Featuring new work from Fatimah Asghar, Jasmine Barber, Britteney Kapri, Reginald Eldridge Jr., Dianna Harris, Tim Henderson, and Jamila Woods, (In)visible is the culminating reading and performance for the...

Wednesday Poemtime
Reading

Wednesday, August 5, 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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<em>Just Yell/Poetry as Self Defense: The physical embodiment of language </em>
Exhibition Event

Monday, August 10, 6:00PM–8:00PM

Just Yell/Poetry as Self Defense: The physical embodiment of language

In the second of three performances in Cheryl Pope’s Just Yell : From Within exhibition, Pope leads a team of young poets through a performance of self defense training and poetry practice. Poets will...

Wednesday Poemtime
Reading

Wednesday, August 12, 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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