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  • Readings & Lectures
    Tuesday, February 19th, 7:00 PM

    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 instructors...

    Ruben Quesada and Maggie Andersen
  • Readings & Lectures
    Thursday, March 7th, 7:00 PM

    The Poetry Coalition, a collective of organizations around the country, presents work on the theme “What Is It Then Between Us? Poetry & Democracy.” Richard Blanco, Carolyn Forché, and Javier Zamora...

    Richard Blanco, Carolyn Forché, and Javier Zamora
  • Readings & Lectures
    Monday, March 11th, 7:00 PM

    Join us for a reading with environmental poet, playwright, and labor activist Rodrigo Toscano. Author of six books of poetry, including Explosion Rocks Springfield and Deck of Deeds, Toscano works...

    Rodrigo Toscano
  • Readings & Lectures
    Tuesday, March 12th, 7:00 PM

    Join us as we welcome Ilya Kaminsky for the next reading in the John Barr Reading Series, made possible by the generosity of the Poetry Foundation’s first president. This series...

    Ilya Kaminsky
  • Readings & Lectures
    Saturday, March 16th, 6:00 PM

    Join us for a reading and celebration of the diverse voices, rich experiences, and powerful words of Chicago seniors. A wide variety of poets will share poems written for a...

  • Readings & Lectures
    Tuesday, March 19th, 7:00 PM

    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 instructors...

    Jenny Boully, Sara Wainscott, Lily Someson, and Zachary Swezy.
  • Readings & Lectures
    Thursday, March 21st, 7:00 PM

    Learn more about the life of Juana of Castile, also known as “the mad queen of Spain,” through readings from the collection Juana I, written by Ana Arzoumanian and translated...

    Ana Arzoumanian, Gabriel Amor, & Marta Hernández
  • Readings & Lectures
    Thursday, April 4th, 7:00 PM

    Join us for a poetry reading with University of Chicago professors John Wilkinson and Edgar Garcia. Wilkinson serves as director of creative writing at the University of Chicago; his books...

    John Wilkinson and Edgar Garcia
  • Readings & Lectures
    Tuesday, April 16th, 7:00 PM

    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 instructors...

    Mark Turcotte, Peter Kahn, Stasa Wade, Morgan Varnado
  • Readings & Lectures
    Tuesday, April 23rd, 7:00 PM

    Experience an evening of poetry with two former US poets laureate. An award-winning poet and American Academy of Arts and Sciences inductee (2013), Natasha Trethewey has authored five collections of...

    Natasha Trethewey & Charles Wright

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Monday–Friday
11AM – 4PM
Extended Hours
Saturday, February 9, 11–4PM
Tuesday, February 19, 4–7PM
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