For Immediate Release

Children’s Poetry Day: Poetry and Adventure

Celebrate National Poetry Month with a special weekend event just for kids
March 31st, 2014

CHICAGO – “Poetry and Adventure” is the theme of this year’s Children’s Poetry Day, to be held Sat., April 26, from 10am to 1pm at the Poetry Foundation Library, 61 W. Superior St.

In addition to musical adaptations of poems by Adventure Sandwich and screenings of children’s films programmed by the Nightingale, a Chicago microcinema, this special weekend event will feature interactive activities including a scavenger hunt and a chance to explore the world of visual surprise through art making with staff from the Art Institute of Chicago’s museum education department. Refreshments will be provided courtesy of Whole Foods. 

The event is best suited to children aged 13 and under. Please note that the Poetry Foundation will be open only  to children and their parents or guardians during this event. 

About the Poetry Foundation
The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience. The Poetry Foundation seeks to be a leader in shaping a receptive climate for poetry by developing new audiences, creating new avenues for delivery and encouraging new kinds of poetry through innovative literary prizes and programs. For more information, please visit

Follow the Poetry Foundation and Poetry on Facebook at or on Twitter @PoetryFound.

POETRY FOUNDATION | 61 West Superior Street | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.787.7070

Media contact:

Elizabeth Burke-Dain, Marketing and Media Director,, 312.799.8016

Other Information

  • Browse Poems