Saturday, June 25, 2011

Poetry Foundation Building Open House

After recieving a lovely lil' gift of well over 100 million dollars from billionaire Ruth Lilly several years ago, Chicago's Poetry magazine established a foundation to administer their endownment, create an extensive website and database, and bring poetry to new audiences around the country.  This Saturday and Sunday the Poetry Foundation unveils another result of Ruth Lilly's gift, their brand new headquarters building near downtown Chicago.  Featuring a recording studio, a library for their 35,000 volume collection, a performance space, and an exhibition space, this building will help the foundation share poetry with all kinds of people.

An open house will be held both days this weekend, with poetry recitals, building tours, performances, book signings, and more.  Most of the programs are full already but you can still visit the building and attend the book signings with poets.

Poetry Foundation Building Open House
61 W Superior St (at Dearborn & Superior)
Chicago, IL

Saturday & Sunday, June 25 & 26, 2011
10 am to 7 pm

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