Here is some basic information about the Vox Ferus poetry workshops in Chicago.

Workshops take place on Friday or Saturday evenings roughly once a month, in Logan Square at a private home (address sent with RSVP confirmation.) Sign up for the mailing list to find out when the next one is happening! Email or use the contact form here to sign up.

The workshop is pay-what-you-can; we pass a hat during a break in the workshop to accept donations. Usual donation is $10, and no one is turned away for lack of funds. Folks generally bring drinks and/or snacks to partake of and share.

Workshops involve discussion of a poem by an established poet from outside the community, as well as group critique of three poems from participants drawn randomly from a hat, and the opportunity to do a guided freewrite using a prompt based on the poem.

Each workshop section is limited to 10-15 people; sometimes we have two sections running concurrently. Arrival is at around 7, we start promptly at 7:30, and end between 10 and 10:30. You are welcome to come and observe before actively participating!

For more information about the workshop approach, click here!

We also hold a variety of other occasional workshops focused on topics such as performance and publishing, and information about those will be sent from this address as well.

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A note on community safety: The ability of all community members to feel safe and honored within the Vox Ferus space is a top priority.  If you have any questions about individuals allowed to attend Vox Ferus events, please contact Marty at