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  • Workshops & Discussions
    Monday, October 4th, 2:00PM CDT–4:00PM CDT
    Tuesday, October 5th, 6:00PM CDT–8:00PM CDT
    Wednesday, October 6th, 10:00AM CDT–12:00PM CDT

    All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney. In this session, we explore the ballad, a form derived from popular folk song that...

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  • Workshops & Discussions
    Monday, September 27th, 2:00 PM CDT–4:00 PM CDT
    Wednesday, September 29th, 10:00 AM CDT–12:00 PM CDT
    Thursday, September 30th, 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 examine the simile, a comparative construction that creates meaning through likeness...

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

    All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop, “Project Poetry,” created and led by Cindy Juyoung Ok. In this session, we will focus on poets who work in...

  • Kids & YA
    Saturday, September 25th, 11:00 AM–11:40 AM CDT

    Join us for a special Young People’s Poetry Day featuring Marilyn Nelson.

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

    All are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In September, we will read and discuss Foreign Bodies by Kimiko Hahn.   Registration is required for this event, and...

    Image of Kimiko Hahn
  • Readings & Lectures
    Thursday, September 16th, 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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  • Readings & Lectures
    Tuesday, September 14th, 7:00 PM–8:00 PM CDT

    Join us for a live virtual reading with Julietta Cheung, Hereaclitus Vernon, Joshua Demaree, and Rachel Herman.

    Square of headshots of the poets, clockwise from top left:  Hereaclitus, a white trans artist with bleached hair, tilts their head up with dramatic purple eye makeup and lipstick. They are wearing a yellow jacket and a single dangling earring. Behind them
  • Workshops & Discussions
    Monday, September 13th, 2:00 PM CDT–4:00 PM CDT
    Wednesday, September 15th, 10:00 AM CDT–12:00 PM CDT
    Friday, September 17th, 1:00 PM CDT–3:00 PM CDT

    All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney. In this session, we explore metaphor, a figurative, comparative construction, within the context of health...

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  • Workshops & Discussions
    Tuesday, September 7th, 2:00 PM CDT–4:00 PM CDT
    Wednesday, September 8th, 10:00 AM CDT–12:00 PM CDT
    Thursday, September 9th, 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 explore the prose poem, a hybrid composition that takes the appearance...

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  • Workshops & Discussions
    Friday, August 27th, 12:00 PM–1:30 PM

    All are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In August, we will read and discuss The Wild Fox of Yemen by Threa Almontaser.  Registration is required for...

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  • Workshops & Discussions
    Wednesday, August 25th, 10:00 AM CDT–12:00 PM CDT

    All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop, “Poetry As_A Workshop,” created and led by Crista Siglin.  Thinking about analogical thinking may be an interesting start to looking...

    A light-skinned person with shoulder-length curly brown hair and black winged eyeliner.
  • Workshops & Discussions
    Monday, August 16th, 2:00 PM–4:00 PM
    Wednesday, August 18th, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM
    Thursday, August 19th, 6:00 PM–8:00 PM

    All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney. In this session, we explore the visual poem, a form that splices poetry and visual...

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  • Workshops & Discussions
    Monday, August 9th, 2:00 PM–4:00 PM
    Wednesday, August 11th, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM
    Thursday, August 12th, 6:00 PM–8:00 PM

    All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney. In this session, we continue our exploration of Poetry of Protest. The group will explore...

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  • Workshops & Discussions
    Thursday, August 5th, 6:00 PM–8:00 PM CDT

    All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop, “Pecha Kucha, Low Coup, Hyperbolic Time Chamber: Contemporary American Poetic Inventions Inspired by Japanese Poetics” created and led by...

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

    All are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In July, we will read and discuss The Essential June Jordan by June Jordan. Registration is required for this...

    Photo of June Jordan
  • Workshops & Discussions
    Monday, July 26th, 2:00 PM–4:00 PM CDT
    Wednesday, July 28th, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM CDT
    Thursday, July 29th, 6:00 PM–8:00 PM CDT

    All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney. In this session, we explore the role of fear in our creative practices, and work...

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  • Kids & YA
    Tuesday, July 20th – Thursday, July 29th, 1:30 PM–3:30 PM CDT

    All are invited to a weekly exploration of poetry, and what it can do and be in the world. Participants will read and discuss a wide range of contemporary poems,...

  • Kids & YA
    Tuesday, July 20th – Thursday, July 29th, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM CDT

    All are invited to a weekly exploration of poetry, and what it can do and be in the world. Participants will read and discuss a wide range of contemporary poems,...

  • Workshops & Discussions
    Monday, July 19th, 2:00 PM–4:00 PM CDT

    All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop, “Borrowing Back into the Body,” created and led by Krishan Mistry.   “In this session, we will explore “borrowing” by investigating...

  • Workshops & Discussions
    Tuesday, July 13th, 2:00 PM–4:00 PM CDT
    Wednesday, July 14th, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM CDT
    Thursday, July 15th, 6:00 PM–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 the image, the sensual description evoking the physical world,...

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