april 2017

1apr10:00 AM- 1:00 PMYoung People's Poetry Day: A Celebration of Gwendolyn Brooks

AGE

4-12

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Event Details

Happy Birthday Miss Brooks! Celebrate National Poetry Month and the 100th birthday year of Chicago poet Gwendolyn Brooks.

Featuring:

  • A live reading of the legendary author’s poetry by WBEZ’s Natalie Moore.
  • A special dance performance by The Joffrey Ballet’s Community Engagement students illuminating Brooks’ work.
  • Animated poems created especially for the Poetry Foundation by Motionpoems, an independent animation studio that brings poetry to life through film.
  • A scavenger hunt, craft-making, poetry writing, and other interactive fun in collaboration with the DuSable Museum of African American History.

 

Time

(Saturday) 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location

Poetry Foundation

61 W Superior Street, Chicago IL 60654

Organizer

Poetry Foundationeburkedain@poetryfoundation.org

TICKET INFO

Free and open to the public

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