january 2017

1jan - 31dec7:00 AMdec 31- 7:00 AMHands On Stanzas




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Hands On Stanzas sends Chicago poets into schools for twenty-week residencies with several classrooms. Each session involves reading published poetry and asking students to write and perform their own original poetry. Our Poets In Residence publish exceptional student poems weekly on the residency blogs.

Each year, our students show not only an increase in literacy and comprehension, but they self-report increased confidence in reading, writing, and self-expression. Weekly publications of their work help students see the value in their creative thinking and allow them to share their poems with family, teachers, and the community.

Our program provides a number of creative cultural opportunities outside of the classroom as well. Last year, our students performed in a Teen Poetry Reading at CPL’s beautiful Harold Washington Library, and last month our students performed original poems live on stage at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra!

Every year, we honor our talented students at the All Schools Reading, a final celebration of a year of poetry well done. One student from each residency classroom reads in a beautiful room at the Chicago Cultural Center. Please join us and see our program in action!

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January 1 (Sunday) 7:00 AM - December 31 (Sunday) 7:00 AM


Poetry Center of ChicagoElizabeth M Samspon 641 W. Lake Street, Suite 200, Chicago Illinois 60661



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