Celebrate National Poetry Month with CPL

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera

Spring is here, and poetry is in the air!

April is National Poetry Month. To get your poetic juices flowing, CPL's hosting workshops, readings and other poetry events in neighborhoods around the city.

Event highlights include a workshop to help you master short form poetrya screening of the film No Direction Home and much more.

Poetry Fest

Cap off the month by attending Poetry Fest on Saturday, April 29 at Harold Washington Library Center.

This daylong event features workshops, readings, a panel discussion and poets on hand to write you a personalized poem while you wait.

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and a group of Chicago Public Schools students he has mentored will give a reading of their poetry, and the day will end with our much-anticipated annual open mic.