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Chicago Poetry Block Party

Join us for a FREE all ages event celebrating the arts and the people that make Chicago beautiful! The annual Chicago Poetry Block Party (CPBP) brings together poetry, music, art and community all on one stage. Guests can participate in writing workshops, visual art activities, poetry readings, games, and musical performances for a summertime experience unlike any other. Enjoy performances by Tasha, Brandon Markell Holmes, Eve L. Ewing, Danez Smith, avery r. young, and the CPBP House Band. Share your work during an open mic session and hear talented, up-and-coming poets from across the country will perform their work.

The event is hosted by Poetry Foundation, Crescendo Literary, Austin Town Hall, and the Chicago Park District.

Join the Facebook event here.

Earlier Event: July 22
Pitchfork Music Festival [Chicago]
Later Event: August 31
AJC Decatur Book Festival [Atlanta]