Title: Chicago Public Library Poetry Fest: Juan Felipe Herrera
Date: April 29, 2017
Location: Chicago, Illinois, US
Description: Join the Poetry Foundation for a culminating event of Juan Felipe Herrera’s Chicago signature project as US Poet Laureate. Herrera has worked with forty 9th-grade English teachers throughout the 2016-2017 academic year to advance student learning through poetry and connect teachers from across the city. The project, “Wordstreet Champions and Brave Builders of the Dream” is a partnership among the Chicago Public Schools, the Library of Congress, Chicago Public Library, and the Poetry Foundation.