Special Events

Poetry off the Shelf: A Woolf-Inspired Reading

Sina Queyras
Wednesday, June 4, 7 pm, at The Poetry Foundation
(Free and open to the public on a first come first served basis, with 20 seats reserved for the Woolf Conference)

A reading by Sina Queyras kicks off the 24th Annual International Virginia Woolf Conference. Queyras, whose work often reflects a deep engagement with Woolf, is the author of several collections, including Unleashed and Lemon Hound. She is contributing editor at Drunken Boat where she has curated folios on Conceptual Writing and Visual Poetry. She has taught creative writing at Rutgers, Haverford and Concordia University in Montreal where she currently resides.

Sina Queyras



The Poetry Foundation, which publishes Poetry magazine, is an independent organization that highlights and celebrates for large audiences. The foundation's building, where the reading will be held, boasts a public garden, a 30,000-volume library, a gallery, and the foundation's offices.

Please note that this event takes place at The Poetry Foundation and will require taking an EL train or a CTA bus and then a short walk, or taking a taxi, from campus. The Poetry Foundation is approximately a 10 minute walk from the Tremont.

Poetry Foundation




Newberry Library Bloomsbury Exhibit

Newberry Library

The Newberry, an internationally recognized independent humanities library located in the heart of Chicago's Gold Coast, offers readers an extensive non-circulating collection of rare books, maps, music, manuscripts, and other printed material spanning six centuries. The core collections include American History and Culture; American Indian and Indigenous Studies; Chicago and the Midwest; Genealogical and Local History; History of the Book; Manuscripts and Archives; Maps, Travel, and Exploration; Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern Studies; Music; and Religion.

Join Liesl Olson and Mark Hussey (on Wednesday only) for a special exhibit of the Newberry's extensive collections related to Woolf and Bloomsbury, including:

  • First editions to Woolf's works
  • Publications from the Hogarth Press
  • Clive Bell's correspondence with the
    Arts Club of Chicago
  • Materials from the Chicago Amory
  • Fanny Butcher papers (book reviewer
    for the Chicago Tribune)
  • Materials from the Katherine Mansfield



Dates & Times of Exhibit
Wednesday, June 4, 3-4:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 5, 10-11:30 a.m.

*Participants must register in advance and be 16 years of age or older



The Newberry Exhibit is limited to 25 participants each session.
Pre-register for this special event via your registration form.
Reservations are FREE and will be granted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Please note that this exhibit takes place at the Newberry Library and will require taking an EL train or a CTA bus and then walking four blocks, or taking a taxi, from campus. The Newberry is a short walk from The Tremont Hotel.




The Glass Inward

A lunch hour performance on campus on Friday, June 6

The Glass Inward awakens Virginia Woolf's mythic character Orlando at the intersection of male and female, past and present, and the body and technology. Inside this ever-shifting environment, Orlando must evolve with a changing society while seeking relationship to others, time, and memory. The live body extends into its cinematic, auditory, and coded double, and direct interactions with these media record, manipulate, edit, and communicate our experience.

Anna Henson is a visual and performance artist who teaches Projections Design at The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago. Her work has been seen across the U.S. and Europe.

Anna Henson




Sarah Ruhl's Orlando

Thursday, June 5, and
Friday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m.
The Newhart Family Theatre
Mundelein Center for the Performing Arts
Loyola University Chicago

Talk-backs after the show:
June 5 with Director Ann Shanahan and Dr. Jamie Hovey
June 6 with Director Ann Shanahan and artist Anna Henson

All conference registrants receive tickets to the Friday performance.

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Guided Tours of The Art Institute's Modern Wing

Art Institute

Located on Michigan Avenue, The Art Institute is Chicago's premier art museum, housing over 300,000 works of art. Famous pieces include Georges Seurat's A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, Grant Wood's American Gothic, Edward Hopper's Nighthawks, a number of Monet's Water Lilies. The Art Institute's Modern Wing, which opened in 2009, houses the museum's collection of early 20th-century art, including works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Georgia O'Keefe, René Magritte, and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Date and Time: Sunday, June 8 at 1:30 PM and
2:30 PM

Cost: $18


The Art Institute Modern Wing Tour is limited to 30 participants each session.
Pre-register for this special event via your registration form.
Reservations will be granted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Tours will be guided by Loyola University Chicago's Paula Wisotzki. Paula is an Associate Professor in Fine Arts, specializing in early 20th-century American Art, and she is affiliate faculty in Loyola's Women Studies and Gender Studies Program.

Please note that this exhibit takes place at The Art Institute and will require taking a CTA bus or a taxi from campus. The Art Institute is a short bus ride from the Tremont.

Art Institute