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Upcoming Foundation Events in Chicago

<em>Just Yell/Poetry as Self Defense: <strong>P</strong>oetry <strong>F</strong>ashion <strong>D</strong>ance <strong>M</strong>usic</em>
Exhibition Event

Thursday, August 20, 6:00PM–9:00PM

Just Yell/Poetry as Self Defense: Poetry Fashion Dance Music

In the final live performance in Cheryl Pope’s Just Yell : From Within exhibition, young Chicago artists, fashion designers, and poets blur the lines between their disciplines with an immersive performance...

Library Book Club: James Tate
Event

Friday, August 21, 12:30PM–1:30PM

Library Book Club: James Tate

All experience levels are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In August, we will discuss James Tate’s Selected Poems (1991), winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the William Carlos...

Poetry Foundation Library: Special Saturday Hours
Extended Hours

Saturday, August 22, 10:00AM–3:00PM

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. 

Experience the current...

Saturday Poemtime
Event

Saturday, August 22, 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.

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Forms and Features: Persona
Workshop

Saturday, August 22, 12:00PM–2:00PM

Forms and Features: Persona

All experience levels are welcome to a discussion and creative workshop moderated by library staff. In August, Forms and Features focuses on persona, a dramatic, mask-like character the poet creates,...

Wednesday Poemtime
Reading

Wednesday, August 26, 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: Parneshia Jones
Reading

Wednesday, August 26, 12:00PM

Pop-up Poetry: Parneshia Jones

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

The recipient of a Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry...

Library Book Club: Cecilia Vicuña
Event

Friday, September 18, 12:30PM–1:30PM

Library Book Club: Cecilia Vicuña

All experience levels are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In September, we will discuss SABORAMI (2011) by poet and multidisciplinary artist Cecilia Vicuña. Space is limited to...

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