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Poetry Among the Palms

June 29, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

palm trees

Join us for an evening of nature-inspired poetry at the Conservatory!  In collaboration with the  American Writers Museum and the Poetry Center of Chicago, we invite guests to listen, write, and read poetry as you walk through our Palm House.

    • Listen:
        • Special guest and award-winning poet, Ed Roberson, will read W.S. Merwin and other nature-inspired poetry.
    • Write:
        • Discover some of our most interesting plant specimens as you write your very own poem to add to our collection!
        • Put in your two cents, or in this case two words in our huge magnetic poetry wall!
    • Read:
        • Cozy up with your kids and a good book in one of our cozy corners to share poetry and rhyming stories
        • Participate in a poetic mystery match challenge as you identify plants and other natural materials as described in poems

It’s an event that’s perfect for the whole family! Check back soon for more details and activities!

Presented in partnership with the American Writers Museum and Poetry Center of Chicago.


June 29, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Garfield Park Conservatory
300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 United States