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PLANTS: Listening and Writing

  • Garfield Park Conservatory 300 North Central Park Avenue Chicago, IL, 60624 United States (map)

A reading and a poetry writing workshop with Anishinaabemowin speaker and poet Margaret Noodin. Bring paper and a writing implement of your choice!

This event is part of our Artist in Residence Program’s lecture series. The Garfield Park Conservatory Artist in Residence Program is presented by the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance with funding from the Albert Pick Jr. Fund and a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events. Learn more HERE.

Claire Pentecost is the Garfield Park Conservatory’s 2017 Artist in Residence. Claire is writer, artist and a professor in the Department of Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Margaret Noodin received an MFA in Creative Writing and a PhD in English and Linguistics from the University of Minnesota. She is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she also serves at the Director of the Electa Quinney Institute for American Indian Education. She is the author of Bawaajimo: A Dialect of Dreams in Anishinaabe Language and Literature and Weweni, a collection of bilingual poems in Ojibwe and English. Her poems and essays have been anthologized and published in Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas, Poetry Magazine, The Michigan Quarterly Review, Water Stone Review, and Yellow Medicine Review. With her daughters, Shannon and Fionna, she is a member of Miskwaasining Nagamojig (the Swamp Singers) a women’s hand drum group whose lyrics are all in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe). To see and hear current projects visit where she and other students and speakers of Ojibwe have created a space for language to be shared by academics and the native community.

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