Summer Poetry Camp
Wednesday, June 13th – Wednesday, June 13th,
1:00 PM–3:00 PM
Wednesday, June 20th – Wednesday, June 20th, 1:00 PM–3:00 PM
Wednesday, June 27th – Wednesday, June 27th, 1:00 PM–3:00 PM
61 West Superior Street
Participants meet once a week for three weeks to discuss poems by Terrance Hayes, Naomi Shihab Nye, and others. Lessons include a range of activities designed to strengthen poetic and storytelling skills and develop personal creativity. Campers will have the opportunity to explore the Foundation's library and create their own work in response to what they find there. This camp is open to students in sixth to eighth grade; all experience levels welcome. FREE. All materials and supplies will be provided. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.