September Special Events Recap
Our reading at the Printers Row Lit Fest featured six local poets and was a blast! We loved seeing old friends and making new ones at our table.
Return of Blue Hour!
After a year of virtual events, we finally kicked off a new season of the Blue Hour with an in-person reading and generative writing workshop! The audience at Haymarket House gave a warm welcome to featured poets and recent Chicago transplants Faylita Hicks and Hila Ratzabi.
Join us at next month’s Blue Hour with poets Willie X. Lin and Dipika Mukherjee in an event co-sponsored by Kundiman. Learn more about October’s installment of the reading and workshop series, and preview the 2022-23 event schedule on our Blue Hour webpage.
Meet Our Poets in Residence!
At Haymarket House, we welcomed seven new Poets in Residence to our team of teaching artists. Our annual residency training ended with a social hour in the yard, where new and returning Poets in Residence, CPC Board members, and staff gathered over lunch to celebrate a new school year.
This year, we’re excited to have Philip Berezney, Rachel Castro, Ola Faleti, Luz Magdaleno Flores, Lisa Low, C. Russell Price, and Christie Valentin-Bati join CPC to engage students across the city with poetry lessons. Learn more about our Poets in Residence here.
Queen Zee’s Poetic Adventures is Live!
After months of writing, filming, and post-production, the Chicago Poetry Center is proud to announce the launch of a new education program: Queen Zee’s Poetic Adventures.
Inspired by classic children’s television, Queen Zee’s Poetic Adventures takes viewers to a magical world of joyful, engaging poetry lessons for kids. Created for students in 2nd-5th grades, this five-episode series is ELA and SEL-focused, aligned with Common Core standards, and, best of all, fun!
This free, no-prep resource includes downloadable teacher guides and student workbooks. It’s available to all educators to stream on demand. For immediate access to episodes or to learn more, visit the Queen Zee webpage.
Arts Education Programming Made Possible with Support by our Partners: