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  • Workshops & Discussions
    Tuesday, July 26th, 2:00 PM CDT–4:00 PM CDT
    Wednesday, July 27th, 10:00 AM CDT–12:00 PM CDT

    All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney. In this session of Forms and Features, we focus on rhythm, the audible pattern formed...

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  • Workshops & Discussions
    Saturday, July 23rd, 1:00 PM CDT–3:00 PM CDT

    All are welcome to to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop,  “The Uses of Anger”: Writing Our Wellness With Love, Rage, and Healing, with Cecilia Caballero.  In this generative poetry workshop,...

  • Workshops & Discussions
    Tuesday, July 19th – Wednesday, July 20th, 10:00 AM CDT–5:00 PM CDT

    Join us for the virtual Summer Poetry Teachers’ Institute: Poetry Transforms for keynotes, panels, performances, and breakout sessions on current events of interest to teachers in K–12 and community college...

  • Workshops & Discussions
    Monday, July 11th, 6:00 PM CDT–8:00 PM CDT
    Tuesday, July 12th, 2:00 PM CDT–4:00 PM CDT
    Wednesday, July 13th, 10:00 AM CDT–12:00 PM CDT

    All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney. In this session, we explore the prose poem, a hybrid composition that takes the appearance...

    An abstract illustration featuring 11 characters, all wearing muted-color clothing. They are positioned on or around large books that have red, pink, and orange tones. One is using a pencil the size of her body to draw a scribble and another is walking th
  • Readings & Lectures
    Saturday, July 9th, 2PM CDT–3PM CDT

    Ragdale in Chicago celebrates a new Poetry fellowship at Ragdale, sponsored by the Poetry Foundation.

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  • Workshops & Discussions
    Saturday, July 9th, 12:00 PM–2:00 PM CDT

    All are welcome to this in-person monthly space dedicated to reading, discussing, and writing poetry.

    Illustration of people of various races in a colorful garden in the city.
  • Workshops & Discussions
    Monday, June 27th, 6:00 PM CDT–8:00 PM CDT
    Tuesday, June 28th, 2:00 PM CDT–4:00 PM CDT
    Wednesday, June 29th, 10:00 AM CDT–12:00 PM CDT

    All are welcome to an online poetry discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney. In this session, we explore zuihitsu, a hybrid Japanese form that blurs lyric and...

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  • Workshops & Discussions
    Saturday, June 25th, 11:00 AM CDT–1:00 PM CDT

    All are welcome to a discussion and workshop on visual poetry, created and led by Andrew Venell. In this session we will examine the shared characteristics of images and text, exploring...

  • Workshops & Discussions
    Friday, June 24th, 12:00 PM CDT–1:30 PM CDT

    All are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In June, we will read and discuss Plans for Sentences by Renee Gladman. Registration is required for this event....

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  • Readings & Lectures
    Thursday, June 23rd, 7PM CDT–8PM CDT

    Join us for the kickoff of the William Carlos Williams Conference with a plenary lecture by Tara Betts.

    Tara Betts, wearing a black top and glasses, sits on a couch in front of red curtains and smiles at the camera.
  • Celebrations
    Thursday, June 16th, 7:00 PM CDT–8:00 PM CDT

    All ages are welcome to the opening of Monica Ong: Planetaria, as we explore the sky from a female perspective.

    The Star Gazer, Planisphere poem based on the Soochow Astronomical chart. Navy blue circle with letterpress and gold foil stamping of text and constellations sits inside a white flurry and navy cover stock.
  • Workshops & Discussions
    Monday, June 6th, 6:00 PM CDT–8:00 PM CDT
    Tuesday, June 7th, 2:00 PM CDT–4:00 PM CDT
    Wednesday, June 8th, 10:00 AM CDT–12:00 PM CDT

    All are welcome to an online poetry discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney. In this session, we explore the role of punctuation in poetry. The group will...

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  • Kids & YA
    Saturday, June 4th, 10:00 AM CDT–10:30 AM CDT
    Saturday, June 11th, 10:00 AM CDT–10:30 AM CDT
    Saturday, June 25th, 10:00 AM CDT–10:30 AM CDT

    Weekly storytime that introduces poetry through fun, interactive readings, songs, and art projects!

    Poemtime is spelled in yellow letters on a green background, amid pink, purple, and orange playing blocks.
  • Readings & Lectures
    Thursday, May 26th, 6:00 PM CDT

    Join us for a reading and celebration of the diverse voices, rich experiences, and powerful words of poets from around the country, and the world. Poets working in the online...

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  • Performances
    Saturday, May 21st, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM

    Join us for a live performance of songs from LYNX Project’s debut album, beautiful small things.

    A painting comprised of pastel brushstrokes, featuring prominent vertical lines through the center of the image partially obscuring vibrant yellows and other gem tones underneath.
  • Workshops & Discussions
    Friday, May 20th, 12:00 PM CDT–1:30 PM CDT

    All are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In May, in celebration of Monica Ong: Planeteria, we will read and discuss Silent Anatomies by Monica Ong....

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  • Celebrations
    Thursday, May 19th, 7:00 PM CDT–8:00 PM CDT

    Join us for an award ceremony honoring the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame Class of 2020.

  • Workshops & Discussions
    Tuesday, May 17th, 2:00 PM CDT–4:00 PM CDT
    Monday, May 23rd, 6:00 PM CDT–8:00 PM CDT
    Tuesday, May 24th, 10:00 AM CDT–12:00 PM CDT

    All are welcome to an online poetry discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney. In this session, we explore ghazals, intricate lyrics that Agha Shahid Ali described as...

    An abstract illustration featuring 11 characters, all wearing muted-color clothing. They are positioned on or around large books that have red, pink, and orange tones. One is using a pencil the size of her body to draw a scribble and another is walking th
  • Performances
    Saturday, May 14th, 1:00PM CDT–4:00PM CDT

    This annual free event for youth and their caregivers features a reading with Pat Mora, a cartonera-making workshop, poetry writing activities, crafts, a poetry scavenger hunt, and more!

  • Readings & Lectures
    Thursday, May 12th, 7:00 PM–8:00 PM

    Join us for a live in-person reading with J K Chukwu, Momo-dono, GoldGrrrl, and Alia Shahzad.

    Square of headshots of the poets, clockwise from top left:  J K Chukwu (in black and white) wears glasses and looks up past the camera. Her hair is in long braids.  Momo-dono holds up a cocktail glass. They are wearing a headdress, white top, and sunglass
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