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Events Thu Oct 06 2011

A Bright Idea

Chicago Ideas Week starts on Monday, October 10. Great speakers and great thinkers will put their heads together to see what they can create. You can't go wrong with any of the events (all listed here) that range from an interview with former President Bill Clinton to a chef-for-a-day experience with Eli's Cheesecake. But if you go to just one, be sure to choose the Poetry Foundation's first foray into Chicago Ideas Week with speakers Ken Arkind, Tony Hoagland, J. Patrick Lewis, Agustina Woodgate, and Mary Zimmerman discussing the power and artistry of language. The talk takes place Saturday, October 15, at 4pm at the Poetry Foundation (61 W. Superior). Tickets are $15, but if you go here and use the code SJILN, your admission is free!

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