Forms & Features: Ekphrastic Poetry
Tuesday, June 27th, 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
61 West Superior Street
All experience levels are welcome to a discussion and creative writing workshop moderated led by Library Coordinator Maggie Queeney. In June, we focus on ekphrastic poetry, verse that describes and responds to other works of art, including paintings, photographs, sculpture, and music.
The group will explore a wide variety of ekphrastic poems. A creative workshop, where participants will be guided through composing an ekphrastic poem, will conclude the session. Please note, this workshop is identical to the June 24 Forms & Features. To register, email email@example.com. This workshop is currently at capacity.
This exhibition showcases highlights from the literary archives of Gwendolyn E. Brooks (1917–2000), Illinois Poet Laureate and the first black winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Brooks’s papers include youthful poetry and prose, scrapbooks of pieces she published as a young woman, extensive correspondence with a significant roster of other writers, and manuscript drafts and proofs, especially after she left mainstream publishing to produce her works with black-owned presses.