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Upcoming Foundation Events in Chicago

Composing Truth to Power: Britten, Shostakovich and Prokofiev in the War Years
Lecture

Tuesday, May 13, 7:00PM

Composing Truth to Power: Britten, Shostakovich and Prokofiev in the War Years

Join us as CSO artistic programming advisor Gerard McBurney presents a talk and Q&A on the music, inspirations, outlooks, and lasting influence of composers Britten, Prokofiev and Shostakovich.

Wednesday Poemtime
Reading

Wednesday, May 14, 10:00AM

Wednesday Poemtime

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


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The Open Door Reading Series
Reading

Tuesday, May 20, 7:00PM

The Open Door Reading Series

The Open Door series presents work from Chicago’s new and emerging poets and highlights the area’s outstanding writing programs on a monthly basis. Each hour-long reading features two Chicagoland college...

Wednesday Poemtime
Reading

Wednesday, May 21, 10:00AM

Wednesday Poemtime

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


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Poetry off the Shelf: Joshua Beckman
Reading

Wednesday, May 21, 12:30PM–1:30PM

Poetry off the Shelf: Joshua Beckman

Bring your lunch to an afternoon reading in our performance space.

Joshua Beckman
was born in New Haven, Connecticut, and attended Hampshire College. An editor at Wave Books, he is the author of Things Are...

Joshua Beckman:
Lecture

Thursday, May 22, 7:00PM

Joshua Beckman: "Friendship, Porousness, and the Intimate Experience of Poetry"

Bagley Wright Lecturer on Poetry Joshua Beckman was born in New Haven, Connecticut, and attended Hampshire College. An editor at Wave Books, he is the author of Things Are Happening (1998), winner of the...

Wednesday Poemtime
Reading

Wednesday, May 28, 10:00AM

Wednesday Poemtime

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


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Literature for All of Us: Year-End Poetry Bash
Reading

Thursday, May 29, 1:00PM–3:00PM

Literature for All of Us: Year-End Poetry Bash

Join us in hosting the year-end Poetry Bash for Literature for All of Us, a nationally recognized, award-winning literacy organization that brings the rewards of reading and writing to young people in the...

Poetry off the Shelf: Sina Queyras
Reading

Wednesday, June 4, 7:00PM

Poetry off the Shelf: Sina Queyras

A reading by Sina Queyras kicks off the 24th annual International Virginia Woolf Conference. Queyras, whose work often reflects a deep engagement with Woolf, is the author of several collections, including...

Poetry off the Shelf: The Voice of Women in American Poetry
Reading

Thursday, June 19, 7:00PM

Poetry off the Shelf: The Voice of Women in American Poetry

This edition of the Poetry Society of America’s national series, featuring poets Stuart Dybek, Calvin Forbes, Susan Hahn, Joy Harjo, Parneshia Jones, David Trinidad and more, celebrates the great tradition...

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