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Upcoming Foundation Events in Chicago

Love, What Language Do You Speak?
Performance

Saturday, February 14, 5:00PM

Love, What Language Do You Speak?

Please join an international gathering of cultural organizations for a multimedia, multilingual evening of poetry, music, film, and theater in celebration of Valentine’s Day.

 


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The Open Door Readings: February
Reading

Tuesday, February 17, 7:00PM

The Open Door Readings: February

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 writing program...

<em>The Penelopiad</em>
Performance

Sunday, February 22, 3:00PM
Monday, February 23, 7:00PM
Tuesday, February 24, 7:00PM

The Penelopiad

The Penelopiad, by Margaret Atwood, tells the story of Penelope, the dutiful wife of wily Odysseus, as she reflects on her life and the events of The Odyssey from beyond the grave. Throughout her...

A Special Edition of Children's Poemtime: <em>The Banjo Poet</em>
Event

Wednesday, February 25, 10:00AM

A Special Edition of Children's Poemtime: The Banjo Poet

Michael J. Miles, one of America's greatest clawhammer banjo players, is an avid fan of poetry in performance. Join us for a joyful session of live banjo, participatory poems, rhyming games, and some...

Michael Miles: <em> From Senegal to Seeger </em>
Performance

Thursday, February 26, 7:00PM

Michael Miles: From Senegal to Seeger

Michael J. Miles's acclaimed one-man show features the musical and written works of Pete Seeger, Carl Sandburg, Woody Guthrie, Walt Whitman, Johann Sebastian Bach, Mark Twain, and others. Protest, passion,...

Ian Spencer Bell: <em> Geography Solos </em>
Event

Wednesday, March 11, 7:00PM

Ian Spencer Bell: Geography Solos

Ian Spencer Bell writes and choreographs simultaneously, often relying on the music of his poetry to locate an emotional force and guide the rhythm of his movement. In this program Bell dances Geography...

Poetry off the Shelf: Robert Adamson
Reading

Thursday, March 12, 7:00PM

Poetry off the Shelf: Robert Adamson

Robert Adamson lives with his partner, photographer Juno Gemes, on the Hawkesbury River to the north of Sydney in Australia. Born in 1943, he grew up in Neutral Bay, a harborside suburb of Sydney. As a...

The Open Door Readings: March
Reading

Tuesday, March 17, 7:00PM

The Open Door Readings: March

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 writing program...

August Wilson: From Poet to Playwright
Performance

Wednesday, March 25, 7:00PM

August Wilson: From Poet to Playwright

Although best known for his “Century Cycle” of plays detailing the African American experience in each decade of the last century, Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson began his writing career as a poet,...

<em>Bagley Wright Lecture Series </em>: Terrance Hayes
Lecture

Thursday, April 2, 7:00PM

Bagley Wright Lecture Series : Terrance Hayes

Terrance Hayes discusses "Poems from Prison" as part of the spring Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry. The series seeks to provide leading poets with the opportunity to explore in depth their own...

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