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Upcoming Foundation Events in Chicago

Wednesday Poemtime

Wednesday, June 17, 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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 American Howl: Music and Poetry from Bauhaus to Beat
Performance

Wednesday, June 17, 7:00PM

American Howl: Music and Poetry from Bauhaus to Beat

Chicago’s innovative and critically acclaimed ensemble Fulcrum Point New Music Project pairs music by Stefan Wolpe, Chicago’s George Flynn, and New York composer Jerome Kitzke with poetry by Allen Ginsberg...

Poetry off the Shelf: Danielle Chapman and Nate Klug

Thursday, June 18, 7:00PM

Poetry off the Shelf: Danielle Chapman and Nate Klug

Please join us as we celebrate the first books from two talented young poets. Danielle Chapman is the author of Delinquent Palaces, out this spring from Northwestern University Press. Her poems and reviews...

Library Book Club: Alice Notley
Conversation

Friday, June 19, 12:30PM–1:30PM

Library Book Club: Alice Notley

All experience levels are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In June, we will discuss Songs and Stories of the Ghouls by Alice Notley, recipient of the 2015 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize....

Wednesday Poemtime

Wednesday, June 24, 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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Sarah Ruhl and Todd Almond: Reimagining <em>Melancholy Play</em> as a chamber musical
Conversation

Wednesday, June 24, 7:00PM

Sarah Ruhl and Todd Almond: Reimagining Melancholy Play as a chamber musical

On the heels of Piven Theatre Workshop's Midwest premiere of Melancholy Play, join us for a conversation with Tony-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl and composer Todd Almond about their collaboration and...

Poetry Foundation Library: Special Saturday Hours

Saturday, June 27, 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. Adults of all experience...

Saturday Poemtime

Saturday, June 27, 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: Diction

Saturday, June 27, 12:00PM–2:00PM

Forms and Features: Diction

All experience levels are welcome to a discussion and creative workshop moderated by library staff. In June, Forms and Features trains its focus on the diction of poetry, exploring how word choice and...

Summer Poetry Teachers Institute
Event

Monday, June 29, 9:00AM–5:00PM
Tuesday, June 30, 9:00AM–5:00PM
Wednesday, July 1, 9:00AM–5:00PM
Thursday, July 2, 9:00AM–5:00PM
Friday, July 3, 9:00AM–12:00PM

Summer Poetry Teachers Institute

Poetry Foundation is accepting applications for its first Summer Poetry Teachers Institute in Chicago. Participants of this five-day institute will study and discuss poetry with renowned poetry practitioners, Poetry Foundation staff, and expert teachers to develop lesson plans to bring back to their classrooms.

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