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Events

Upcoming Poetry Foundation events in Chicago
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  • Kids & YA
    Wednesday, August 1st, 10:00 AM
    Wednesday, August 8th, 10:00 AM
    Wednesday, August 15th, 10:00 AM
    Wednesday, August 22nd, 10:00 AM
    Wednesday, August 29th, 10:00 AM

    Children ages two to five are welcome to a weekly storytime that introduces poetry through fun, interactive readings and crafts.

  • Workshops & Discussions
    Thursday, August 16th, 6:00 PM–7:30 PM

    All experience levels are welcome to a discussion and creative writing workshop led by Poetry Foundation Library Coordinator Maggie Queeney. In August, we explore...

  • Workshops & Discussions
    Friday, August 17th, 12:30 PM–1:30 PM

    All experience levels are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In August, we read and discuss While Standing in Line...

  • Workshops & Discussions
    Monday, August 20th, 6:00 PM–8:00 PM

    All experience levels are welcome to a discussion and creative workshop led by Maggie Queeney, Poetry Foundation Library Coordinator. In August, we explore concrete...

  • Readings & Lectures
    Thursday, August 23rd, 7:00 PM

    Join us for a look at the best of Lithuanian poetry, as well as poetry about Lithuania, in honor of the 100th anniversary of...

  • Celebrations
    Saturday, August 25th, 1:00–4:00

    Celebrate the winners of the Illinois state-wide Gwendolyn Brooks Youth Poetry Awards. Host Eve L. Ewing leads this lively event of poetry readings, food...

  • Workshops & Discussions
    Tuesday, August 28th, 7:00 PM–9:00 PM

    All experience levels are welcome to a discussion and creative workshop led by Maggie Queeney, Library Coordinator. In August, we explore ephemeral poetry, verse...

  • Performances
    Wednesday, September 5th, 7:00 PM

    Explore song cycles that tell the stories of wanderers or travelers. Enjoy performances of Ralph Vaughan Williams’s cycle of poems from Robert Louis Stevenson’s...

  • Readings & Lectures
    Thursday, September 6th, 7:00 PM

    Mathias Svalina created a unique poetry subscription service called the Dream Delivery Service. He writes and hand delivers personalized poems to subscribers in various...

    Mathias Svalina in a flannel shirt in front of a beige wall
  • Celebrations
    Thursday, September 13th, 6:00 PM

    Celebrate the launch of José Olivarez’s debut poetry collection, Citizen Illegal, at the National Museum of Mexican Art.

Please Note

Closings

The building will be closed to the public on Wednesday, August 8. However, Poemtime will go on as scheduled. The building will resume normal hours on Thursday, August 9.

The building will be closed to the public on Monday, September 17 and Tuesday, September 18. The building will resume normal hours on Wednesday, September 19.

Library: Special Saturday Hours

August 11, 11 AM to 4 PM

Hours

Monday–Friday
11AM – 4PM