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  • Workshops & Discussions
    Tuesday, July 6th, 2:00 PM–4:00 PM CDT
    Wednesday, July 7th, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM CDT
    Thursday, July 8th, 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 ars poetica, a poem that takes the art of poetry...

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  • Workshops & Discussions
    Monday, June 28th, 2:00 PM–4:00 PM CDT
    Wednesday, June 30th, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM CDT
    Thursday, July 1st, 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 will explore the end of a poem, both in the practice...

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

    All are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In June, we will read and discuss Hoarders by Kate Durbin.  Registration is required for this event, and opens...

  • Workshops & Discussions
    Thursday, June 24th, 6:00 PM–8:00 PM CDT

    All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop, “Engaging the Ordinary: Using poetic form and your own ‘clutter’ to self-archive,” designed and led by Adele Elise Williams.  In...

  • Workshops & Discussions
    Monday, June 14th, 2:00 PM–4:00 PM CDT
    Wednesday, June 16th, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM CDT
    Thursday, June 17th, 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 poetry of protest. Please note: we are offering several sessions of...

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  • Workshops & Discussions
    Monday, June 7th, 2:00 PM–4:00 PM CDT
    Wednesday, June 9th, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM CDT
    Thursday, June 10th, 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 haiku, a Japanese verse form that in Western practice...

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  • Workshops & Discussions
    Tuesday, June 1st, 2:00 PM–4:00 PM CDT
    Wednesday, June 2nd, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM CDT
    Thursday, June 3rd, 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 form of the English sonnet, a lyrical, intricately patterned...

    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
  • Workshops & Discussions
    Monday, May 24th, 2:00 PM–4:00 PM CDT
    Tuesday, May 25th, 6:00 PM–8:00 PM CDT
    Wednesday, May 26th, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM CDT

    All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney. In this installation of our Process series, we will explore philosophies and practices of revision....

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  • Performances
    Friday, May 21st, 7:00 PM–8:30 PM

    Join us for a concert celebrating multidisciplinary collaboration with LYNX’s Amplify Series, a project that grew out of the Autism Advocacy Series.

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  • Workshops & Discussions
    Friday, May 21st, 12:00 PM–1:30 PM CDT

    All are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In May, we will read and discuss The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde by Audre Lorde.  Registration is required...

    A black and white photograph of Audre Lorde, a Black woman with a short afro, standing next to a chalkboard with writing that says “Women are powerful and dangerous.” She is wearing a white blouse over a cheetah print top and black pants, and is holding a
  • Readings & Lectures
    Thursday, May 20th, 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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  • Kids & YA
    Thursday, May 20th, 5:00 PM–6:00 PM CDT
    Thursday, May 27th, 5:00 PM–6:00 PM CDT
    Thursday, June 3rd, 5:00 PM–6:00 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, May 17th, 2:00 PM–4:00 PM CDT
    Tuesday, May 18th, 6:00 PM–8:00 PM CDT
    Wednesday, May 19th, 10:00 AM–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 catalog poem, which borrows form from the list, “the...

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  • Kids & YA
    Sunday, May 16th – Saturday, May 22nd

    Join us for the sixth annual ChiTeen Lit Fest (CLTF), a for-teens-by-teens event that provides a safe and creative space for young adults to unlock and discover their unique voices...

  • Readings & Lectures
    Tuesday, May 11th, 7:00 PM–8:00 PM

    A live virtual reading with Xandria Phillips, S. Yarberry, and kiki nicole.

    Left to right: Xandria Phillips, courtesy of poet; S Yarberry by Mary Helen Callier; kiki nicole, courtesy of poet; Red Samaniego, courtesy of poet.
  • Workshops & Discussions
    Monday, May 10th, 2:00 PM–4:00 PM CDT
    Wednesday, May 12th, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM CDT
    Thursday, May 13th, 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 parataxis, the stark juxtaposition of dissimilar images, ideas, fragments, or...

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

    All are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In April, we will read and discuss Door in the Mountain by Jean Valentine.  Registration is required for this...

    A black and white photograph of Jean Valentine, a White woman with short, curly white hair. She is wearing thin rectangular glasses and a scarf around her neck. The background behind her is out of focus. She looks directly at the camera.
  • Workshops & Discussions
    Monday, April 26th, 2:00 PM–4:00 PM CDT
    Wednesday, April 28th, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM CDT
    Thursday, April 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 cento, a poem comprised entirely of lines and passages...

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  • Performances
    Saturday, April 24th, 2:00 PM CDT

    from his latest book, FINNA, featured on numerous Best Books of 2020 lists. Marshall is a writer, rapper, and educator from the South Side of Chicago. He is the author...

  • Readings & Lectures
    Thursday, April 22nd, 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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