Poet In Residence Rachel Javellana @ CPL Poetry Fest!

Working It: Labor and Work in Poetry
Presented by Rachel Javellana
Multipurpose Room B
Noon – 1 p.m.

Workshop Description:
In this workshop we’ll read a selection of poems on the theme of work and working, exploring the ways that labor impacts and surrounds our lives. We will then write our own poems about work. Rachel Javellana is a poet and educator. Since 2003, she has led writing workshops throughout Chicago with participants of all ages.

This event is free and open to the public as part of the Chicago Public Library Poetry Fest.




“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.