Sunday 11/5: As always, the Uptown Poetry Slam is going down at The Green Mill. Open mic starts at 7 p.m. followed by the slam itself. $7, 21+.
Wednesday 11/8: The Poetry Foundation hosts Gwendolyn Brooks’s Poems: A Centenary Celebration. Featuring CM Burroughs, Reginald Gibbons, Angela Jackson, Quraysh Ali Lansana, and Ed Roberson. Institute for the Humanities, UIC, 3 p.m., free.
Celebrate the Chicago launch of Subject to Change: Trans Poetry & Conversation, an anthology edited by H. Melt, featuring poems and interviews that illustrate the power of trans poets speaking to one another. H. Melt will be joined by local trans writers beyza ozer, Sung Yim, and Vita E. Women & Children First, 7:30 p.m. free.
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