You're invited to come to our next Chicago Heroes & Arts Adventures workshop --
Monday, April 28 (6:00-7:15, 7:30-8:30 p.m.)
Mozart Park Fieldhouse
2036 N. Avers Ave.
Chicago, IL 60624
all ages, free & open to the public
During this workshop we will leverage the work of Carl Sandburg to highlight Chicago as a heroic historical presence, celebrated as a sufficiently significant subject for poetry and other arts created by Sandburg and others.
We’ll spend the first part of the workshop reading and discussing Sandburg's poem "Chicago," as well as poems by workshop participants. Then we’ll talk about common and unique characteristics of Chicago and the works interpreting it, and end with a creative exercise to process our own views that feelings about the city. Participants will be invited to use poetic forms such as haiku, limericks, short ballads, sonnets . . . whatever may catch people’s fancies. Artists may use of media of their choosing (which they must needs also provide) to express their views and impressions of Chicago. This workshop is facilitated by Wayne Allen Jones.
Location: Mozart Park is in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood. It's on the north side of Armitage Ave. -- several blocks east of Pulaski Rd., just south of Dickens and Shakespeare Streets. Our workshop series happens in the room to the left of fieldhouse lobby; some workshop sessions may happen outside in the park, weather permitting.
Transportation & parking: Mozart Park can be reached by public transportation (such as the #73 Armitage Ave. bus, and not far from the Logan Square and Western Ave. stations on the CTA's blue line. Mozart Park has a parking lot on Armitage, east of Avers.
Registering for Chicago Heroes & Arts Journeys: You can register for this workshop series at the Chicago Park District website.
Additional info: You can contact us by clicking here (if you have questions about this workshop or to RSVP). Click here to find out more about the Chicago Heroes & Arts Journeys workshop series.