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 to sign up.

The workshop is pay-what-you-can; we pass a hat during a break in the workshop to accept donations. Average 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 a freewriting period 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. Due to community members feeling unsafe due to actions on the part of Roger Bonair-Agard, he is unwelcome at Vox Ferus events until further notice. If you have any questions about this or any other concerns with regard to Vox Ferus events, please contact Marty at