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  • Workshops & Discussions
    Friday, March 15th, 12 pm CT–1:30 pm CT

    All are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In March, we will read and discuss Faithful and Virtuous Night by Louise Glück. 

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  • In-person reading with livestream (hybrid)
    Thursday, March 14th, 7 pm CT–8 pm CT

    Join us for the March Open Door reading with Claire Pentecost + Beth Jacobs and MMM + Clareese Hill.

    A grid of four poet headshots, clockwise from top left: Claire Pentecost, photo containing a painted portrait of a white female next to taxidermied bear MMM, a white queer person wearing a vintage Op pattern suit jacket holds a performance remnant from a
  • Workshops & Discussions
    Tuesday, March 12th, 6 pm CT–8 pm CT

    All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop, “The Infra-Ordinary: All That Goes Unnoticed,” created and led by Alecia Beymer.

    Alecia Beymer, a white woman with curly highlighted brown hair, wears a grey speckled sweater.
  • Workshops & Discussions
    Monday, March 4th, 6 pm CT–8 pm CT
    Tuesday, March 5th, 2 pm CT–4 pm CT
    Wednesday, March 6th, 10 am CT–12 pm CT

    All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney. In this session, we continue our exploration of Poetry of Protest. The group will explore...

    Cartoon of people of various colors sitting on books
  • Readings & Lectures
    Thursday, February 29th, 6 pm CT–7 pm CT

    Join us for a virtual reading celebrating the 2024 Forms & Features Visiting Teaching Artists.

    Headshots of Gabriela Denise Frank, Naoko Fujimoto, Nathan Xavier Osorio, and Sarah Ann Winn.
  • Workshops & Discussions
    Saturday, February 24th, 11 am CT–1 pm CT

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  • Workshops & Discussions
    Friday, February 23rd, 12:00 PM CT–1:30 PM CT

    All are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In February, we will read and discuss Unfortunately, It Was Paradise by Mahmoud Darwish. Registration is required for this...

    Image of Mahmoud Darwish
  • Opening
    Thursday, February 15th, 5 pm CT–8 pm CT

    Celebrate the opening of Kara Walker: Back of Hand with curator Katie Geha and Krista Franklin.

    On a white background, hand drawn text appears, featuring hundreds of words in swirling patterns. Figures and forms are interspersed among the lines of text.
  • Workshops & Discussions
    Friday, January 26th, 12:00 PM CT–1:30 PM CT

    All are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In January, we will read and discuss 100 Notes on Violence by Julie Carr. Registration is required for this...

    Black and white portrait of a white woman with loosely tied hair in a garden
  • Workshops & Discussions
    Tuesday, January 23rd, 6:00 PM CT–8:00 PM CT
    Wednesday, January 24th, 10:00 AM CT–12:00 PM CT
    Tuesday, January 30th, 2:00 PM CT–4:00 PM CT

    All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney. In this session, we explore syntax, the structure poet Ellen Bryant Voigt argues is “the...

    An abstract illustration featuring 11 characters, all wearing muted-color clothing. They are positioned on or around large books that have red, pink, and orange tones. One is using a pencil the size of her body to draw a scribble and another is walking th
  • Workshops & Discussions
    Tuesday, January 16th, 6 pm CT–8 pm CT

    All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop, “Standing Outside Myself: The Black Ecstatic,” created and led by Kameryn Alexa Carter. Ecstasy is a rapture of the senses....

  • Workshops & Discussions
    Monday, January 8th, 6:00 PM CT–8:00 PM CT
    Tuesday, January 9th, 2:00 PM CT–4:00 PM CT
    Wednesday, January 10th, 10:00 AM CT–12:00 PM CT

    All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney. In this session, we explore ekphrastic poetry, verse that describes and responds to other works of...

    An abstract illustration featuring 11 characters, all wearing muted-color clothing. They are positioned on or around large books that have red, pink, and orange tones. One is using a pencil the size of her body to draw a scribble and another is walking th
  • Workshops & Discussions
    Friday, December 15th, 12:00 PM CT–1:30 PM CT

    All are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In December, we will read and discuss Tripas by Brandon Som. Registration is required for this event. To register,...

  • Workshops & Discussions
    Tuesday, December 12th, 2:00 PM CT–4:00 PM CT
    Wednesday, December 13th, 10:00 AM CT–12:00 PM CT
    Monday, December 18th, 6:00 PM CT–8:00 PM CT

    All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney. In this session, we explore poetry of trauma, and practice using poetics to address, incorporate,...

    An abstract illustration featuring 11 characters, all wearing muted-color clothing. They are positioned on or around large books that have red, pink, and orange tones. One is using a pencil the size of her body to draw a scribble and another is walking th
  • Workshops & Discussions
    Saturday, December 9th, 11:00 AM CT–1:00 PM CT

    All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop, “Fertile Borders: Generative Experiments with Literary Constraints,” created and led by Gabriela Denise Frank. In this session, we’ll draw on...

    Headshot of Gabriela Denise Frank
  • Workshops & Discussions
    Tuesday, December 5th, 6:00 PM CT–8:00 PM CT
    Wednesday, December 6th, 10:00 AM CT–12:00 PM CT
    Saturday, December 9th, 2:00 PM CT–4:00 PM CT

    All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney. In this session, we explore the catalog poem, which borrows form from the list, “the...

    An abstract illustration featuring 11 characters, all wearing muted-color clothing. They are positioned on or around large books that have red, pink, and orange tones. One is using a pencil the size of her body to draw a scribble and another is walking th
  • In-person reading with livestream (hybrid)
    Saturday, December 2nd, 2 pm CT–3:30 pm CT

    Join us for a reading in memory of kari edwards, featuring Julian Talamantez Brolaski, torrin a. greathouse, Cyrée Jarelle Johnson, Trace Peterson, and TC Tolbert. 

    A grid of five poet headshots, clockwise from top left: Julian Talamantez Brolaski, a mixed-race trans person with long dark hair, stands on a staircase. torrin a. greathouse, a white butch trans woman with wavy red hair, stands in a suit, lit with blue a
  • Workshops & Discussions
    Monday, November 20th, 6:00 PM CT–8:00 PM CT
    Tuesday, November 28th, 2:00 PM CT–4:00 PM CT
    Wednesday, November 29th, 10:00 AM CT–12:00 PM CT

    All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney. In this Process session, we will explore how our lineages, poetic and otherwise, shape our...

    An abstract illustration featuring 11 characters, all wearing muted-color clothing. They are positioned on or around large books that have red, pink, and orange tones. One is using a pencil the size of her body to draw a scribble and another is walking th
  • Readings & Lectures
    Saturday, November 18th, 11 am CT–12 pm CT

    Join us for a virtual reading celebrating the Forms & Features poets.

    Cartoon of people of various colors sitting on books
  • Workshops & Discussions
    Friday, November 17th, 12:00 PM CT–1:30 PM CT

    All are welcome to a monthly book group moderated by library staff. In November, we will read and discuss Brain Fever by Kimiko Hahn, winner of the 2023 Ruth Lilly...

    Headshot of Kimiko Hahn
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