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Chicago Poetry Center’s Blue Hour presents Dipika Mukherjee & Willie Lin

Wednesday, October 19, 2022


7:15 pm-8:30 pm CT

Haymarket House, 800 W. Buena Ave, Chicago, Illinois

The Chicago Poetry Center presents BLUE HOUR, a free, public monthly in-person reading series and generative writing workshop.
Each event features two readers from Chicago and beyond, preceded by a limited-space workshop focused on a poem by one of the featured readers and including guided generative writing time.
This month we’re partnering with Kundiman, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing generations of writers and readers of Asian American literature.

Workshop (registration required) begins promptly at 6 p.m., ends at 7 p.m.
Doors open for the reading (registration recommended) at 7:15 — the reading will begin promptly at 7:30, followed by community gathering time.
Reading registration is free; the workshop is sliding scale with a suggested donation of $10.
Register for the workshop here:…/chicago-poetry-centers…
And get your ticket for the reading here:…/chicago-poetry-centers…
DIPIKA MUKHERJEE‘s (she/her) latest poetry collection, Dialect of Distant Harbors, will be published by CavanKerry Press in October 2022. She is the author of the poetry collections The Palimpsest of Exile (2009) and The Third Glass of Wine (2015). Her poetry appears in publications around the world, including RHINO, PostColonial Text, World Literature Today, Asia Literary Review, Del Sol Review and Chicago Quarterly Review, and she won the Liakoura Prize for Poetry (USA, 2016). She is the recipient of a 2022 Esteemed Artist Award (DCASE) from the City of Chicago. She teaches at the Graham School at University of Chicago as well as at StoryStudio Chicago.
WILLIE LIN was born in Beijing, China and lives and works in Chicago. She’s a Kundiman fellow and the author of Conversation Among Stones (BOA Editions, forthcoming 2023) as well as the chapbooks Instructions for Folding and Lesser Birds of Paradise.