Nov 17th 2017

Friday, November 17th, 6:30 PM
Saturday, November 18th, 6:30 PM
Sunday, November 19th, 2:00 PM

Inaugurated by Robert Frost in 1955, Poetry Day is one of the oldest and most distinguished poetry reading series in the country. This year’s presentation is the world premiere of No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks from the Chicago-based theater company Manual Cinema. In this unique staged retelling of Brooks’s life, Manual Cinema uses simple, illuminative paper-cut puppetry to visually represent the life and work of one of Chicago’s most beloved literary figures. Story by Chicago poets Eve L. Ewing and Nate Marshall and music by Jamila Woods and Ayanna Woods.

Cosponsored with Chicago Public Library

Pritzker Auditorium
Harold Washington Library Center
400 South State Street
Enter on South Plymouth Court
This program is first come, first served.
Doors open one hour before start time.
Free and open to the public.
300 seats available per performance.
People with disabilities and other accessibility concerns can request to be seated first. To reserve an access-friendly space in the auditorium, email
Free Admission

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