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Upcoming Poetry Foundation events in Chicago
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  • Kids & YA
    Thursday, November 5th – Thursday, November 19th, 5:00 PM–6:00 PM CST

    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,...

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  • Kids & YA
    Friday, November 6th, 10:00–10:30 AM CST
    Friday, November 20th, 10:00–10:30 AM CST
    Friday, December 4th, 10:00–10:30 AM CST

    Join us online for a weekly family program! Each week, tune in for live, interactive activities all about the poetry life. We'll learn to use the power of poetry and...

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  • Workshops & Discussions
    Monday, November 9th, 2:00 PM–4:00 PM CST
    Wednesday, November 11th, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM CST
    Friday, November 13th, 1:00 PM–3:00 PM CST

    All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney. In November, we focus on rhythm, the audible pattern formed of stressed and unstressed syllables....

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  • Kids & YA
    Saturday, November 14th, 2:00 PM–4:00 PM EST

    How can poems help our lives? Naomi Shihab Nye, Young People’s Poet Laureate, leads this friendly writing workshop for students in grades 6, 7 and 8 — no experience in...

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  • Workshops & Discussions
    Monday, November 16th, 2:00 PM–4:00 PM CST
    Tuesday, November 17th, 6:00 PM–8:00 PM CST
    Wednesday, November 18th, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM CST

    All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney. In November, we explore tanka, an ancient Japanese mood poem often composed in sequence or...

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  • Readings & Lectures
    Tuesday, November 17th, 7:00 PM CST

    A Zoom link will be provided to Eventbrite registrants the day of the event. Register here.

  • Readings & Lectures
    Thursday, November 19th, 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
    Friday, November 20th, 12:00 PM–1:30 PM CST

    All are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In November, we will read and discuss How to Dress a Fish by Abigail Chabitnoy.? All participants in the...

  • Kids & YA
    Thursday, December 3rd – Thursday, December 17th, 5:00 PM–6:00 PM CST

    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,...

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  • Readings & Lectures
    Tuesday, December 15th, 7:00 PM CST

    Join us for a live virtual?reading with?Beth McDermott and her student Eva Bruno, and Maya Marshall and student Katharine Grace de Jesus Flores. The Open Door series presents work from...

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