Middle Eastern Poetry Festival
Saturday, April 22nd, 2:00 PM
61 West Superior Street
A reception follows the program.
The Iraqi Mutual Aid Society returns again with its 5th annual Poetry Festival. Come enjoy the rich tradition of multilingual poems in Arabic and other languages from the Middle East by refugees and immigrants from the cradle of civilization. English translations will be provided.
Cosponsored with the Iraqi Mutual Aid Society
Our events are first come, first served and capacity is limited. We only allow late admittance during a pre-determined program break.
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.