Writing Chicago with Nate Marshall

Thursday, February 28, 2019


Join Chicago-based poet, educator, and activist Nate Marshall for a workshop on writing Chicago through poetry! Aside from producing original poetry, workshop participants will engage in conversations about the place of poetry in the city, the intersection of arts and activism, and the tradition of urban poetry in Chicago. Feel free to bring original poems or drafts to work on; or simply bring a blank piece of paper to begin writing anew!


About the Poet:

Nate Marshall is from the South Side of Chicago. He is the author of Wild Hundreds and an editor of The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop. His last rap album, Grown came out in 2015 with his group Daily Lyrical Product. Nate is a member of The Dark Noise Collective and has received fellowships from Cave Canem, The Poetry Foundation, and The University of Michigan. He is the Director of National Programs for Louder Than A Bomb Youth Poetry Festival and has taught at The University of Michigan, Wabash College, and Northwestern University. Nate’s next book FINNA is due out 2020 via One World Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House.

**Workshop space is limited; please RSVP.**

Contact mayh@uchicago.edu with any questions.

Location: Logan Center for the Arts, Room 802

✨Please join us afterwards for Nate Marshall's Offen Poetry Reading, presented by the Ron Offen Poetry Prize Series and the Program in Poetry and Poetics. | 6 PM, Logan Center, Room 801 ✨