On Saturday, July 29, the Poetry Foundation, Crescendo Literary, and the National Museum of Mexican Art host the 2nd Annual Chicago Poetry Block Party, a festival of poetry, music, art, and community. Between 2:00 and 9:00 PM on 19th Street and Wolcott Avenue, guests of all ages can join in the fun with writing workshops, visual art activities, poetry readings, games, musical performers, and a dance party.
The Chicago Poetry Block Party features musical performances from The Happiness Club, Chicago Mariachi Project, Kaina, Jarochicanos, and Akenya. Poets from across the U.S. will perform their work, and an open mic will allow a chance for participants to take the stage.
The Chicago Poetry Block party is the culmination of a three-day-long poetry incubator July 26-28, presented by the Poetry Foundation and Crescendo Literary. Over the course of three days of workshops and talks, the Incubator brings together a group of emerging poets from around the country who engage with community through their poetry. Faculty poets Natalie Diaz and Luis Rodriguez share their expertise, teaching incubator participants to enhance their poetic practices and community work.
Saturday, July 29th, 2017
Photo Courtesy of the National Museum of Mexican Art
National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 W 19th St
Chicago, IL 60608