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  • Workshops & Discussions
    Thursday, May 12th, 6:00 PM CDT–8:00 PM CDT

    All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop, “The Scientific Lens: An Exploration of Science-Inspired Poetry,” created and led by Bethanie Humphreys. No prior experience in science...

  • Workshops & Discussions
    Saturday, May 7th, 2:00pm–3:00pm

    Join us as we illuminate Aimé Césaire’s poetry, plays, and impact through a robust discussion on Césaire’s play, The Tragedy of King Christophe, translated from the French by Paul Breslin...

    A collage of six photos showing headshots of the panelists and moderator.
  • Performances
    Thursday, May 5th, 7:00 PM–8:00 PM

    Join us for a live performance of I Did, Did I? by Liza Sobel, libretto by Liza Sobel and Gina Elia, performed by The Zafa Collective.

    Seven musicians wearing concert black stand in formation in an empty white warehouse.
  • Workshops & Discussions
    Monday, May 2nd, 6:00 PM CDT–8:00 PM CDT
    Tuesday, May 3rd, 2:00 PM CDT–4:00 PM CDT
    Wednesday, May 4th, 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 investigate repetition, the recurrence of the same, which Roethke named “the...

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  • Workshops & Discussions
    Friday, April 29th, 12:00 PM CDT–1:30 PM CDT

    All are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In April, we will read and discuss Customs by Solmaz Sharif.  Registration is required for this event. To register,...

    Solmaz Sharif
  • Readings & Lectures
    Thursday, April 28th, 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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  • Workshops & Discussions
    Monday, April 18th, 2:00 PM CDT–4:00 PM CDT
    Tuesday, April 19th, 10:00 AM CDT–12:00 PM CDT
    Tuesday, April 26th, 6:00 PM CDT–8:00 PM CDT

    All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney. In this session, we focus on poets experimenting within and through the sonnet form. The...

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  • Workshops & Discussions
    Saturday, April 16th, 10:00 AM CDT–12:00 PM CDT

    All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop, “Poetic Erasure,” with Leigh Sugar.  In this session, we will explore poetic erasure as both form and process/noun and verb....

  • Readings & Lectures
    Thursday, April 14th, 7:00 PM–8:00 PM

    Join us for a live in-person reading with Madeleine LeCesne, Michell Nicole Miller, Nat Pyper, and Ang Zheng.

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  • Celebrations
    Saturday, April 9th, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM

    Join Alida Miranda-Wolff for the launch of her book on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, Cultures of Belonging: Building Inclusive Organizations That Last

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  • Celebrations
    Thursday, April 7th, 7:00pm–8:00pm

    Experience an evening of poetry from Oak Park and River Forest High School with the editors of Respect the Mic: Celebrating 20 Years of Poetry from a Chicagoland High School.

    Orange book cover with black and white cartoon of a mic and bubble letter text in all caps: “RESPECT THE MIC: CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF POETRY FROM A CHICAGOLAND HIGH SCHOOL.”
  • Workshops & Discussions
    Tuesday, April 5th, 12:00 PM CDT–1:30 PM CDT

    All are welcome to a discussion of the March issue of Poetry Magazine, featuring the porfolio “These Blazing Forms”: The Life and Work of Margaret Danner. Poetry Guest Editor Srikanth...

  • Workshops & Discussions
    Monday, April 4th, 2:00 PM CDT–4:00 PM CDT
    Tuesday, April 5th, 6:00 PM CDT–8:00 PM CDT
    Tuesday, April 12th, 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 will investigate the role of memory in poetry. The group will...

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  • Readings & Lectures
    Thursday, March 31st, 7:00 PM–8:00 PM

    Join us for a poetry reading and moderated discussion with Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Indira Allegra, and Mecca Jamilah Sullivan.

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  • Workshops & Discussions
    Tuesday, March 29th, 2:00 PM CDT–4:00 PM CDT
    Wednesday, March 30th, 10:00 AM CDT–12:00 PM CDT
    Thursday, March 31st, 6:00 PM CDT–8:00 PM CDT

    All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney. In this session, we will read poems composed in a wide, vivid palette, and discuss...

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  • Workshops & Discussions
    Friday, March 25th, 12:00 PM CDT–1:30 PM CDT

    All are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In March, we will read and discuss The Age of Phillis by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers.  Registration is required for...

    Color photograph of poet Honorée Jeffers
  • Readings & Lectures
    Thursday, March 24th, 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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  • Celebrations
    Wednesday, March 23rd, 6:00 PM–8:00 PM

    Join us in Philadelphia ahead of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference 2022 for a friendly evening with food and drink provided.

  • Readings & Lectures
    Thursday, March 10th, 7:00 PM CST–8:00 PM CST

    Join us for a virtual reading with Viola Lee, Jen Steele, Helene Achanzar, and Hinisha Malone.

    Square of headshots of the poets, clockwise from top left:  Viola Lee, smiling, is in front of a doodle in this black-and-white headshot.  Jennifer Steele is wearing a necklace and a yellow top. She rests her chin on a curled fist.  Helene Achanzar is in
  • Workshops & Discussions
    Thursday, March 10th, 6:00 PM CST–8:00 PM CST

    In this seminar, we discuss the philosophies and techniques of "flow" in poetry through a variety of historical and critical contexts including Islamic mysticism, the Black Arts movement, contemporary hip...

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