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Upcoming Foundation Events in Chicago

Open House Chicago
Event

Saturday, October 18, 10:00AM–6:00PM
Sunday, October 19, 10:00AM–5:00PM

Open House Chicago

During Open House Chicago, the Poetry Foundation will feature an audio installation
created by Silvain Gire and Samuel Hirsch from ARTE Radio. “C’est la Ville!: Urban Voices from Paris and Chicago” will...

The Open Door Readings: October
Event

Tuesday, October 21, 7:00PM

The Open Door Readings: October

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 Foundation Library: Special Saturday Hours
Event

Saturday, October 25, 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. Adults guests can register...

Saturday Poemtime
Reading

Saturday, October 25, 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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Saturday Library Book Club
Conversation

Saturday, October 25, 2:00PM–3:00PM

Saturday Library Book Club

All experience levels are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In October, the book club discusses Timothy Donnelly’s The Cloud Corporation.* Space is limited to 15 participants. 

Poetry Off the Shelf: A.E. Stallings
Reading

Monday, October 27, 7:00PM

Poetry Off the Shelf: A.E. Stallings

A. E. Stallings studied classics in Athens, Georgia and has lived since 1999 in Athens,
Greece. She has published three books of poetry, Archaic Smile, which won the Richard Wilbur Award; Hapax; and Olives....

Poetry Off the Shelf: Eileen Myles
Lecture

Sunday, November 2, 2:00PM

Poetry Off the Shelf: Eileen Myles

New York poet Eileen Myles discusses Afterglow, her new fantasy and dog memoir about her longtime companion Rosie.

Harriet Reading Series: Garrett Caples
Lecture

Thursday, November 6, 6:30PM

Harriet Reading Series: Garrett Caples

Garret Caples is the author of The Garrett Caples Reader (1999), Complications (2007), Quintessence of the Minor: Symbolist Poetry in English (2010), and Retrievals (2014). He is an editor at City Lights...

Poetry Off the Shelf: A Literary Cabaret
Performance

Thursday, November 13, 7:00PM

Poetry Off the Shelf: A Literary Cabaret

An evening of performance featuring readings by poets Robyn Schiff and Philip Jenks, a collaboration between Toronto-based poet Damian Rogers and Chicago-based Drag City artist Azita Youssefi, and...

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...

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