Literary Open Mic
We’re partnering with Hartfield Book Co. for a very special Literary Open Mic featuring Will Reger. All are welcome to perform original work, share something by an author you love, or just come out for a wonderful evening of poetry and stories on the patio. The Greenhouse Café will be open late and there will be a cash bar. Following the open mic, enjoy the featured performance by Will Reger, who was recently appointed as the City of Urbana’s inaugural Poet Laureate.
If you would like to read, sign-ups will begin around 5:45 p.m. Readings begin at 6:00 p.m. We ask that you keep your performance to about 5 minutes.
About Will Reger: Will was born and raised in the St. Louis, Missouri area. He obtained his Ph.D. in History from the University of Illinois and lives in Champaign, Illinois, with his wife and two youngest children. A co-leader of CU Poetry Group, Reger has lent his energies towards initiatives such as MTD Poetry, CU Haiku in the News Gazette, and Poets at the Post, a monthly open mic held at the Iron Post in Urbana. Reger teaches within the Department of History at both Illinois State University and Parkland College and has read his poetry work at The Urbana Free Library, Boneyard Arts Festival, Imbibe Urbana’s Love for All Poetry Crawl, SPEAK Café, Respect the Mic, and as part of an annual reading at Danville Correctional Center.