EventsBorn in Humboldt Park Poetry Workshop & Open Mic with Eduardo Arocho

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Born in Humboldt Park Poetry Workshop & Open Mic with Eduardo Arocho

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM


Acclaimed poet and lifelong Humboldt Park resident Eduardo Arocho will teach a short writing workshop that will help participants translate their unique cultural heritage into poetry. 

Eduardo Arocho is a poet and the publisher of Bobbin Lace Press launched in 2017. He is the author of six chapbooks of poetry and his poems have appeared in We Are by The Chicago Community Trust, Cantalogia I: El Amor (Palabra Pura Poets) by Pandora Lobo Estepario Press, Chicago, El CENTRO JOURNAL, Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, New York, NY, Power Lines: Anthology by Tia Chucha Press, and Open Fist: Anthology of Young Illinois Poets by Tia Chucha Press. As a translator he performed two poems for the Brooks in Translation: A Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial Celebration at the Harold Washington Library in Chicago. Arocho was a featured poet at the 2016 Gerald Manley Hopkins International Poetry Festival in Kildare, Ireland. He is currently completing work on his forthcoming poetry manuscript, Nació Maestro.

This event is co-sponsored by CPL’s Poetry Committee.

How to Attend:

This workshops will be presented virtually online. You will need to download free Zoom software. Advance registration is required. 


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This event is part of the One Book, One Chicago 2021 season, exploring the theme "Neighborhoods: Our City's Bedrock" and the book Bedrock Faith by Eric Charles May. For more information visit

One Book, One Chicago
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