LYNX Project: beautiful small things (In-Person)

A painting comprised of pastel brushstrokes, featuring prominent vertical lines through the center of the image partially obscuring vibrant yellows and other gem tones underneath.

Join us for a live performance of songs from LYNX Project’s debut album, beautiful small things. These art songs, commissioned between 2017–2020 as part of the Amplify series, feature the poetry of neurodiverse young people who are primarily nonspeaking, set to music by celebrated classical composers. In addition to song performances, there will be a presentation on nonspeaking communication and readings of poems.

The Poetry Foundation and LYNX share a commitment to creating a welcoming and inclusive performance space. Sensory accommodations will be provided. A social narrative for the event is available to download here (PDF).

Poetry Foundation’s events are completely free of charge and open to the public. This reading will include live captioning and ASL interpretation. If you require any other accessibility measures, please contact us by emailing [email protected].

All guests over the age of two must wear a mask inside the Poetry Foundation building. Guests over the age of five must show proof of vaccination and booster up to the level to which they are eligible for their age group. Guests over the age of 18 must show ID alongside their proof of vaccination. If you cannot meet these requirements, you will not be granted entry to the event. All in-person events will be made available online for free at Please note that some performers may choose to perform without a mask.

These guidelines are up to date as of March 7, 2022.

Saturday, May 21, 2022, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM

The Poetry Foundation
61 W Superior Street
Chicago, Illinois

Register here.