Free Poetry Workshop with Chinese American Museum of Chicago

Saturday, September 10

Reading & Ekphrastic Poetry Workshop Session

12 p.m. at Chinese American Museum of Chicago

The Chicago Poetry Center is excited to partner with the Chinese American Museum of Chicago (CAMOC) to host a free public program for the museum’s Spotlight Series exhibition Yuge Zhou: Moon Drawings! This program is a poetry session on Saturday, September 10, from 12 p.m.-1 p.m. CT, coinciding with the Mid-Autumn (Moon) Festival. The poetry session will start with a poetry performance by Lisa Low followed by an ekphrastic workshop with participants create and share their poems in response to the themes of the exhibition.

Registration for the event is available here! The event will take place on the fourth floor of the Chinese American Museum of Chicago at 238 W 23rd St, Chicago, IL 60616.


Lisa Low is a poet and essayist from Maryland. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in Copper Nickel, Ecotone, The Massachusetts Review, Poetry, The Southern Review, and elsewhere, and her essay “How to Apologize” won the 2020 Gulf Coast Nonfiction Prize. She earned an MFA from Indiana University and a PhD in creative writing and literature from the University of Cincinnati, where she served as associate editor at The Cincinnati Review. Her debut chapbook, Crown for the Girl Inside, won the 2020 Vinyl 45 Chapbook Contest and is forthcoming from YesYes Books.



“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.