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Upcoming Foundation Events in Chicago

The Open Door Readings: November
Reading

Tuesday, November 18, 7:00PM

The Open Door Readings: November

The Open Door series presents work from Chicago’s new and emerging poets and highlights the area’s outstanding writing programs. Each hourlong event features readings by two Chicagoland college and graduate...

Wednesday Poemtime
Reading

Wednesday, November 19, 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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Wednesday Poemtime
Reading

Wednesday, November 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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Poetry & Music: Bertolt Brecht: Love Poems
Event

Tuesday, December 2, 7:00PM

Poetry & Music: Bertolt Brecht: Love Poems

Though best known as a revolutionary and influential playwright, Bertolt Brecht wrote more than 2,000 poems of astonishing range and formal accomplishment. Love Poems is the first volume in David...

Wednesday Poemtime
Reading

Wednesday, December 3, 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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Poetry Off the Shelf: James Lenfestey
Event

Thursday, December 11, 7:00PM

Poetry Off the Shelf: James Lenfestey

In 1974, James Lenfestey discovered and fell under the spell of the legendary T’ang poet Han-shan, or Cold Mountain, who spoke to his spirit in a way no other poet had. Some 30 years later, after successful...

The Open Door Readings: December
Event

Tuesday, December 16, 7:00PM

The Open Door Readings: December

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...

Poetry Off the Shelf: The Write Club
Performance

Thursday, December 18, 7:00PM

Poetry Off the Shelf: The Write Club

Write Club is bare-knuckled literature and just the thing to shake up the holidays. Two opposing writers argue two opposing ideas, and each has seven minutes, no more, to throw their best punches. Hosted by...

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