Bringing Poetry Back to Schools with Residencies, Assemblies, and More
Chicago Poetry Center’s In-School and After-School Residencies are back in full swing. This month, CPC’s Poets in Residence are returning to classrooms across the city, inspiring students to read and discuss poetry, then write and share their own original poems.
After a wonderful year of after-school residencies and a fun summer enrichment program at Hale Elementary, we’re happy to be back in Chicago’s Dunning neighborhood to write poems with Hale’s 3rd-5th grade students. During their first week, they wrote a collaborative poem that celebrated their names:
You’re Invited: A Launch Party for
Queen Zee’s Poetic Adventures!
You’re invited to an evening of food, drinks, and giveaways as we preview an episode and explain how to make the most of the teacher guides and student worksheets.
When: Tuesday October 25 – Doors and dinner at 4:30 pm; Event begins at 5 pm
Where: Haymarket House at 800 W. Buena Ave. in Chicago
All teachers and school administrators who attend will be eligible to win one of two prizes:
- A Pop-Up Assembly for your school: one-hour performance featuring three CPC Poets in Residence (value: $1,000)
- An educator’s book bundle including poetry titles from Haymarket Books, Gathering Voices: Creating a Community-Based Writing Workshop, and more (estimated value: $150)
Please RSVP here, and pass this invitation on to any educators you know who’d like to attend!
Haymarket House is fully wheelchair-accessible; please email firstname.lastname@example.org with accessibility questions. For any other questions, email email@example.com.
Need a Moment of Peace?
Follow CPC on Instagram for peaceful student poems like Serena M’s “Meditation in Silence.” Check out our account for more thoughtful, funny, and adventurous poetry from the young people in our Residencies.
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