Poetry Making Playground

Mon Apr 1, 2024 - Fri May 31, 2024
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Repeating every week — Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through May 31, 2024.
10:00am to 8:00pm CT
Age: 9+
Price: 20
west side justice center
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The Poetry Making Playground is an immersive creative installation where original poems, written by some of Chicago’s most renowned poets, have been reimagined and physicalized for audiences to interact with in an entirely new way. The poetry playground fuses poetics, tangible objects, illustration, fabrications/design, multimedia, and life-size interactive and reflective installations for everyone!

It will include up to 7 interactive works inviting one to Tap -Tap into our radical imagination and engage our ancestral geometries, sacred syllable inheritance, metaphorical joys, genetic word wisdoms, and righteous rhymes. 

Interactive hands-on poetry-making art exhibit for students 4th - 12th grade.

Students will:

  • Interact with and play with poetry making art installations

  • Write poetry in workshops with renowned Chicago Poets

  • Visit merch shop for some unique take - home fun

Student Field Trips:  Mon - Fri 10am - 4pm.

Open to Public: Thursday - Friday 5pm - 8pm    Saturday - Sunday 12pm - 8pm


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