Events

Upcoming Foundation Events in Chicago

Wednesday Poemtime
Reading

Wednesday, February 24, 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.

Poetry off the Shelf: Tan Lin
Reading

Wednesday, February 24, 7:00PM

Poetry off the Shelf: Tan Lin

Enjoy an evening of poetry and music with poet, novelist, filmmaker, and new media artist Tan Lin and sonic texture trio NbN.

Tan Lin is the author of twelve books, most recently Heath Course Pak (2012),...

Poetry off the Shelf: The Poetry of Bolaño, Marquez & Galeano
Reading

Monday, February 29, 7:30PM

Poetry off the Shelf: The Poetry of Bolaño, Marquez & Galeano

The poetry of Roberto Bolaño, Gabriel García Márquez and Eduardo Galeano is among the most vivid and haunting in contemporary literature. Watch some of Chicago’s finest actors bring to life some of the...

Wednesday Poemtime
Reading

Wednesday, March 2, 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.

Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project: Double Feature
Screening

Thursday, March 3, 6:00PM–8:00PM

Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project: Double Feature

Join the Hyde Park Art Center for a double feature of two intriguing films! A Place to Stand (2014) is a film based on Jimmy Santiago Baca’s memoir of the same name, which explores the life and mind of a...

Wednesday Poemtime
Reading

Wednesday, March 9, 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.

Jim Dine Reading & Presentation
Reading

Wednesday, March 9, 7:00PM

Jim Dine Reading & Presentation

Jim Dine, an internationally renowned artist first known for staging Happenings in New York City in 1959 and 1960, has been composing, publishing, and performing poetry as long as he has been making...

Poetry Foundation Library: Special Evening Hours
Extended Hours

Tuesday, March 15, 4:00PM–7:00PM

Poetry Foundation Library: Special Evening Hours

The Poetry Foundation Library is open to the public prior to our March Open Door Reading. 

Browse our collection of nearly 30,000 books of poetry, including 2,500 chapbooks, and a current selection of...

The Open Door Readings: March
Reading

Tuesday, March 15, 7:00PM

The Open Door Readings: March

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 college and...

Wednesday Poemtime
Reading

Wednesday, March 16, 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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