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Events

Upcoming Poetry Foundation events in Chicago and online

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  • Kids & YA
    Saturday, July 9th, 10:00 AM CDT–10:30 AM CDT
    Saturday, July 16th, 10:00 AM CDT–10:30 AM CDT
    Saturday, July 23rd, 10:00 AM CDT–10:30 AM CDT
    Saturday, July 30th, 10:00 AM CDT–10:30 AM CDT
    Saturday, August 6th, 10:00 AM CDT–10:30 AM CDT
    Saturday, August 13th, 10:00 AM CDT–10:30 AM CDT
    Saturday, August 20th, 10:00 AM CDT–10:30 AM CDT
    Saturday, August 27th, 10:00 AM CDT–10:30 AM CDT

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

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

    All are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In July, we will read and discuss Best Barbarian by Roger Reeves. Registration is required for this event. To...

    Image of Roger Reeves
  • Workshops & Discussions
    Tuesday, August 2nd, 6:00 PM CDT–8:00 PM CDT
    Wednesday, August 3rd, 10:00 AM CDT–12:00 PM CDT
    Saturday, August 6th, 2:00 PM CDT–4:00 PM CDT

    All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney. In this session, we focus on our voices, on and off the page. The group...

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  • Workshops & Discussions
    Saturday, August 6th, 11:00 AM CDT–1:00 PM CDT

    All are welcome to to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop, “The Poetry of Glossolalia,” created and led by Ernest O. Ògúnyẹmí. In this session, we will discuss glossolalia as a...

  • Workshops & Discussions
    Friday, August 19th, 12:00 PM CDT–1:30 PM CDT

    All are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In August, we will read and discuss The Maybe-Bird by Jennifer Elise Foerster . Registration is required for this...

  • Workshops & Discussions
    Tuesday, August 23rd, 10:00 AM CDT–12:00 PM CDT
    Monday, August 29th, 6:00 PM CDT–8:00 PM CDT
    Tuesday, August 30th, 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 haibun, an ancient Japanese form that fuses prose and...

    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
    Thursday, September 8th, 7:00 PM CDT–8:00 PM CDT

    Join us for a live in-person reading with Jared Brown, Stevie Cisneros Hanley, Brianna Lynn, and Mila Methvin. The Open Door series highlights creative relationships in Chicago, including mentorship and...

    Composite image of four headshots. Clockwise from top left:   Jared Brown, sporting a tan puffer vest over a black jacket and glasses, faces head-on to the camera.  Stevie Cisneros Hanley has black short curly hair, longer on the top, shorter on the sides
  • Readings & Lectures
    Thursday, September 15th, 7PM CDT–8PM CDT

    Join us for a virtual reading featuring the 2022 Forms & Features Visiting Teaching Artists: Megan Fernandes, Bethanie Humphreys, Leonora Simonovis, Leigh Sugar, Andrew Venell, and Jorrell Watkins.

    Composite image of six headshots, clockwise from top left:   Megan Fernandes, outdoors, looks over her shoulder toward the camera with a red-lipped smile. She is wearing a blue coat.  Bethanie Humphreys, standing in the sunlight with her hands in jean poc
  • Readings & Lectures
    Thursday, October 13th, 7:00 PM CDT–8:00 PM CDT

    Join us for Dreaming Ages, an in-person installment of the Open Door series with Zachary Cahilll, Ama Codjoe, Calvin Forbes, Maud Lavin, Sungjae Lee, and Jenny Lin. The Open Door...

    Composite image of six headshots, clockwise from top left:   Zachary Cahill wears big glasses, and a black X-MEN t-shirt, with a tiny unicorn on his shoulder.  Ama Codjoe wears a red dress and a yellow shawl, holding a pen against her face. Calvin Forbes
  • Readings & Lectures
    Saturday, October 15th, 2PM CDT–3PM CDT

    Join us for a live recording of A Collaborative Close reading of poems by Gabriel Ojeda-Sagué, hosted by Al Filreis and featuring guest poets Laynie Browne, Lisa Fishman, and Gabriel...

    Clockwise from top left: Laynie Browne stands framed by a bamboo grove, in a black dress, gazing at the camera with relaxed smile, head tilted to the side, long brown hair falling in waves. Al Filreis stands in front of a dark window, in a black shirt, wi

Please Note

Guest Requirements:

Guests who wish to enter the Poetry Foundation building will be required to follow the policies outlined in our COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines.

Hours

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 11 AM - 4 PM

Thursday: 11 AM - 8 PM