Poetry in the Parks: a summer reading series!

This summer, our Six Points Reading Series will be animorphing into a firefly, a wading pool, a patch of milkweed.

As our series is a roving one, we will be taking advantage of the balmy and sweet summer rays to showcase our readers at a number of our fabulous Chicago parks. Our main partner during this series is Read/Write Library, who will be pedaling their BiblioTreka, a pop-up library bicycle filled with carefully curated books, to all of our summer readings.

On June 29th, we will be at Garfield Park Conservatory in the Palm House. In collaboration with The American Writers Museum’s W.S. Merwin exhibition, the reading will feature Ed Roberson and Daniel Woody.

On July 19th, we will be at Humboldt Park in the Formal Gardens with Kathy Fagan and Frank Varela.

On August 31st, we will meet at the Michigan stop of the Chicago Water Taxi with our featured poets, Aaron Coleman and Vida Cross, where they will share some poems en route to Ping Tom Memorial Park.

Join us in celebrating Poetry in the Parks!



“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.