Events

Upcoming Foundation Events in Chicago

Greil Marcus with Jon Langford & Sally Timms
Performance

Thursday, February 19, 8:00PM

Greil Marcus with Jon Langford & Sally Timms

Greil Marcus, Jon Langford, and Sally Timms present The History of Rock 'n' Roll in 10 Songs, an evening of reading, performance, and conversation. The evening will be loosely based around Greil's new book...

Library Book Club

Friday, February 20, 12:30PM–1:30PM

Library Book Club

All experience levels are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In February, the book club discusses Paul Celan’s Breathturn into Timestead: The Collected Later Poetry, translated by...

Poetry Foundation Library: Special Saturday Hours

Saturday, February 21, 10:00AM–2:00PM

Poetry Foundation Library: Special Saturday Hours

The Poetry Foundation Library is open to the public on select Saturdays.Young children and their parents/guardians are also invited to join us for Saturday Poemtime at 10:30 AM.

Browse our collection of...

Saturday Poemtime

Saturday, February 21, 10:30AM

Saturday Poemtime

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

Forms and Features: Rhyme

Saturday, February 21, 1:00PM–3:00PM

Forms and Features: Rhyme

All experience levels are welcome to a discussion and creative workshop moderated by library staff. In February, our session will explore rhyme, a correspondence of sound that Rilke called the “goddess of...

<em>The Penelopiad</em>
Performance

Sunday, February 22, 3:00PM
Monday, February 23, 7:00PM
Tuesday, February 24, 7:00PM

The Penelopiad

The Penelopiad, by Margaret Atwood, tells the story of Penelope, the dutiful wife of wily Odysseus, as she reflects on her life and the events of The Odyssey from beyond the grave. Throughout her...

A Special Edition of Children's Poemtime: <em>The Banjo Poet</em>
Event

Wednesday, February 25, 10:00AM

A Special Edition of Children's Poemtime: The Banjo Poet

Michael J. Miles, one of America's greatest clawhammer banjo players, is an avid fan of poetry in performance. Join us for a joyful session of live banjo, participatory poems, rhyming games, and some...

Michael Miles: <em> From Senegal to Seeger </em>
Performance

Thursday, February 26, 7:00PM

Michael Miles: From Senegal to Seeger

Michael J. Miles's acclaimed one-man show features the musical and written works of Pete Seeger, Carl Sandburg, Woody Guthrie, Walt Whitman, Johann Sebastian Bach, Mark Twain, and others. Protest, passion,...

Ian Spencer Bell: <em> Geography Solos </em>
Event

Wednesday, March 11, 7:00PM

Ian Spencer Bell: Geography Solos

Ian Spencer Bell writes and choreographs simultaneously, often relying on the music of his poetry to locate an emotional force and guide the rhythm of his movement. In this program Bell dances Geography...

Poetry off the Shelf: Robert Adamson
Reading

Thursday, March 12, 7:00PM

Poetry off the Shelf: Robert Adamson

Robert Adamson lives with his partner, photographer Juno Gemes, on the Hawkesbury River to the north of Sydney in Australia. Born in 1943, he grew up in Neutral Bay, a harborside suburb of Sydney. As a...

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