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Wednesday Poemtime

Wednesday, January 7, 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>Las Chavas</em>: Poetry and Film from Honduras featuring Richard Blanco, Brad Coley, & Cheryl Chapman
Reading

Thursday, January 8, 7:00PM

Las Chavas: Poetry and Film from Honduras featuring Richard Blanco, Brad Coley, & Cheryl Chapman

Join Richard Blanco, the fifth inaugural poet of the U.S.; Brad Coley, director of the forthcoming documentary Las Chavas; and Cheryl Chapman, executive director of Our Little Roses, the only all-girl orphanage in Honduras, for an evening of poetry and film at the Poetry Foundation.

Drinking Gourd: An Evening of Poetry and Music
Performance

Tuesday, January 13, 7:00PM

Drinking Gourd: An Evening of Poetry and Music

Celebrate Willie Lin, the winner of this year’s Drinking Gourd Poetry Prize, a first-book award for poets of color with Drinking Gourd Judge Chris Abani and bassist Tatsu Aoki.

Wednesday Poemtime

Wednesday, January 14, 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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Forms and Features: Pantoum
Poetry Workshop

Saturday, January 17, 1:00PM–3:00PM

Forms and Features: Pantoum

All experience levels are welcome to a discussion and creative workshop moderated by library staff. In January, our session will focus on the pantoum, a form born of Malaysian oral poetry that draws heavily...

The Open Door Readings: January
Reading

Tuesday, January 20, 7:00PM

The Open Door Readings: January

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 area writing program...

<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...

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

Thursday, February 5, 6:30PM

Harriet Reading Series: 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...

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.

 


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