Preview: Celebrate French Culture with Performance Poetry

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In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the "sister city" cultural partnership of Chicago and Paris, the Chicago Sister Cities Paris Committee presents French Connection 2016 at The Poetry Foundation on Friday, October 7 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Chicago Slam Works with Marc Smith, founder of the poetry slam, will showcase the work of Collective 129H, poets/performers Rouda, Neobled, and Lyor. The dynamic interpretative performance will be easily understood and enjoyed, in real time, by both French and English speakers.

This year Chicago celebrates its 20 year anniversary of sisterhood with Paris. In September 1996, then mayors Richard M. Daley of Chicago and Jacques Chirac of Paris signed the sister city agreement to share "common bonds and celebrate cultures through programs, initiatives and exchanges in multiple areas, including arts and culture, business, education, sports, social services and the sharing of best practices among government officials and departments."

Admission is free, so head over to the Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior St., on Friday, October 7 at 12:00 PM.

The Poetry Foundation can be reached via CTA Red or Brown Lines to the Chicago Avenue stop; CTA Bus Route to Huron and Clark (Southbound) or Huron and Dearborn (Northbound). 

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Brianna Kratz

Brianna Kratz has a B.A. in English Writing from Illinois Wesleyan University where she learned the importance of "the poetic turn," the difference between thee and you, and how to read Middle English. She lives on the Internet where you can find her on Twitter and Lens & Ink.