Forms & Features at Comfort Station: Eclogue
Monday, July 10th, 7:00 PM–9:00 PM
2579 North Milwaukee Avenue
No RSVP required
All experience levels are welcome to a discussion and creative workshop led by Poetry Foundation Library Coordinator Maggie Queeney. In July, we examine the eclogue, a short dialogue or soliloquy that most often takes a pastoral theme.
The group will read and discuss a wide variety of eclogues. A creative workshop, where participants will be guided through composing original eclogues, will conclude the session. No RSVP required.
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.