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Workshop | Ekphrastic Poetry with Raych Jackson

September 24, 20221:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This workshop is free, but tickets are first come-first served and registration is limited.

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation is available with two weeks advance notice, contingent on service provider availability. For more information on accessibility at the MCA, please visit our web page on Accessibility. For accessibility questions or accommodation requests, please email [email protected].

Raych Jackson. Photo: Davon Clark.

About the Event

Open to all ages and experience levels, award-winning Chicago poet Rachel “Raych” Jackson leads participants through a generative poetry workshop inspired by Nick Cave: Forothermore. Use artworks in the exhibition to ignite your writing with Raych.

This workshop is first come-first served and registration is limited. Sign up for this workshop.

About the Artist

Raych Jackson. Photo: Qurissy Lopez.

Rachel “Raych” Jackson is a writer, educator, and performer. While teaching in Chicago Public Schools for five years, she competed on numerous national poetry teams and individual competitions. She is the 2017 NUPIC Champion and a 2017 Pink Door fellow.


Lead individual support is provided by Kenneth C. Griffin.

Lead support is provided by the Zell Family Foundation, Marilyn and Larry Fields, Anne L. Kaplan, The Kovler Family Foundation, Liz and Eric Lefkofsky, Ashley Hemphill Netzky and Pamela Netzky, Cari and Michael Sacks, and Rebekah and Ilan Shalit.

Major support is provided by the Harris Family Foundation in memory of Bette and Neison Harris, The Bluhm Family, Ellen-Blair Chube, Nancy and Steve Crown, Liz and Eric Lefkofsky, and Karyn and Bill Silverstein.

Major support for The Color Is educational programming is provided by Northern Trust.