A Bigger Table: 50 Years of the Chicago Poetry Center

Opening: Saturday, Jul 13, 2024 2 – 5 pm
Saturday, Jul 13, 2024

61 W. Superior St, Chicago, IL 60654

Celebrate the new exhibition honoring 50 years of the Chicago Poetry Center with a reception in the Poetry Foundation’s courtyard. After the reception, attendees are invited to the premiere of the documentary A Bigger Table, which explores CPC from its roots as a platform for censored writers to its present-day mission as the organization continues to build a bigger table for poets in Chicago and beyond. The film screening will be followed by readings and performances by Layla Abdullah, Helene Achanzar, and Marvin Tate and remarks by CPC’s executive director B. Metzger Sampson.

Image Credit: Vintage Chicago Poetry Center posters.