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Children's Poetry Day

Saturday, April 14th – Saturday, April 14th, 10:00 AM–1:00 PM

Poetry Foundation 

61 West Superior Street
Chicago, Illinois 60654
Free admission on a first come, first served basis 

Celebrate National Poetry Month and National Library Week with the Poetry Foundation Library, WGBH Boston, and WTTW Chicago at a special open house just for kids, featuring appearances by PBS' Martha and Arthur! The special weekend event will include screenings of episodes of the PBS KIDS programs Martha Speaks and Arthur featuring poets Billy Collins and Jack Prelutsky, a musical performance and puppet show featuring the work of current Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis by artists Jennifer Trowbridge and Lolly Extract, and a variety of interactive crafts and activities, including a scavenger hunt. The event is best suited to children aged 13 and under. Please note that the Poetry Foundation will only be open to children and their parents or guardians during this event. 

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  • Neha Vedpathak, detail, “Bhaba,” (2016)
    Current Exhibition
    Jul 11, 2016 – Sep 15, 2016

    A virtual dialogue between the artist and the poets Rabindranath Tagore and Kay Ryan, Bhaba is a multi-disciplinary exhibition that includes a large-scale paper work, an installation of handmade “stones,” and a mixed-media garland. Vedpathak’s “plucking” technique, in which she...