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  • Workshops & Discussions
    Friday, December 10th, 12:00 PM CST–1:30 PM CST

    All are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In December, we will read and discuss Playlist for the Apocalypse by Rita Dove. Registration is required for this...

    Poet Rita Dove
  • Workshops & Discussions
    Monday, December 6th, 2:00 PM CST–4:00 PM CST
    Tuesday, December 7th, 10:00 AM CST–12:00 PM CST
    Thursday, December 9th, 6:00 PM CST–8:00 PM CST

    All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative workshop led by Maggie Queeney. In this last session of Forms & Features in 2021, we reflect on the past year...

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  • Workshops & Discussions
    Monday, November 29th, 2:00 PM CST–4:00 PM CST
    Wednesday, December 1st, 10:00 AM CST–12:00 PM CST
    Thursday, December 2nd, 6:00 PM CST–8:00 PM CST

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

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  • Workshops & Discussions
    Monday, November 22nd, 2:00 PM CST–4:00 PM CST
    Tuesday, November 23rd, 6:00 PM CST–8:00 PM CST
    Wednesday, November 24th, 10:00 AM CST–12:00 PM CST

    All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney. In this session, we focus on rhyme, a correspondence of sound that Rilke called the...

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  • Workshops & Discussions
    Friday, November 19th, 12:00PM CST–1:30PM CST

    All are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In November, we will read and discuss Borderland Apocrypha by Anthony Cody. Registration is required for this event, and...

    Photo of Anthony Cody
  • Readings & Lectures
    Thursday, November 18th, 6:00 PM CST

    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
    Wednesday, November 17th, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM CST

    All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop, “Writing Language, Writing Sound: Poetry, Music, and Performance,” created and led by Jake Sorgen.  In this session, participants will read,...

  • Kids & YA
    Sunday, November 14th, 2:00 PM EST–4:00 PM EST
    Sunday, November 21st, 2:00 PM EST–4:00 PM EST

    What are we rooted in? What can we imagine? Come ready to open the doors of your imagination for your dreams to touch where no one has yet reached. Renowned...

  • Kids & YA
    Saturday, November 13th, 11:00 AM–11:30 AM CST

    Join us for a special reading for young people with Jillian Tamaki.

  • Readings & Lectures
    Tuesday, November 9th, 7:00 PM–8:00 PM CST

    Join us for a live virtual reading with Natasha Mijares, Henry Feller, Jason Vasser-Elong, and Roderick James Jr.

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

    All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney. In this session, we focus on poems composed by more than one person. The group...

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  • Workshops & Discussions
    Monday, November 1st, 2:00 PM CDT–4:00 PM CDT
    Wednesday, November 3rd, 10:00 AM CDT–12:00 PM CDT
    Thursday, November 4th, 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 continue our discussion of the line, an organizing feature that shapes...

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  • Workshops & Discussions
    Friday, October 29th, 12:00PM CST–1:30PM CST

    All are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In October, we will read and discuss Incendiary Art by Patricia Smith, recipient of the 2021 Ruth Lilly...

    Poet Patricia Smith wearing a beaded necklace and smiling with her hand on her chin
  • Readings & Lectures
    Thursday, October 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, October 25th, 2:00PM CDT–4:00PM CDT
    Tuesday, October 26th, 6:00PM CDT–8:00PM CDT
    Wednesday, October 27th, 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 read and discuss poems inhabited by monsters in both topic and...

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  • Celebrations
    Thursday, October 21st, 07:00PM–08:00PM

    Join us virtually for the Pegasus Awards, the Poetry Foundation’s annual celebration of poets.

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  • Readings & Lectures
    Tuesday, October 12th, 7:00 PM–8:00 PM CDT

    Join us for a live virtual reading with Matt Bodett, Amanda Goldblatt, Isaías Rogel, and Ricardo Mondragon. The Open Door series presents work from new and emerging poets and highlights...

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  • Workshops & Discussions
    Monday, October 11th, 2:00PM CDT–4:00PM CDT
    Wednesday, October 13th, 10:00AM CDT–12:00PM CDT
    Thursday, October 14th, 6:00PM CDT–8:00PM CDT

    All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney. In this session, we explore the line, an organizing feature that shapes a poem’s sound...

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  • Kids & YA
    Saturday, October 9th, 1:00 PM–1:30 PM CDT

    Join us for a special reading for young people with Kwame Alexander.

    Author Kwame Alexander wears glasses with royal blue frames and a blue gray shirt, and stands in front of a wood paneled wall, smiling.
  • Performances
    Thursday, October 7th – Saturday, October 9th

    Explore themes of immigration and migration in song with the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago

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