Local Literary Events


AUGUST 26, 6pm, Book Signing and Discussion
Michael Jeffords and Sue Poets, "Exploring Nature in Illinois: A Field Guide to the Prairie State" with a forward by Tom Clay. Free.
Adams Wildlife Sanctuary, 2315 Clearlake Ave.




SEPTEMBER 8, 6-7:30pm, Remembering the Civil War
Free book discussion with Caroline E. Janney. Must have e-ticket.
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

SEPTEMBER 17, 6-8pm, SPW Poetry Open Mic 
Read your work every third Wednesday of the month. Hosted by the witty and charming Thea Chesley. Food and drink available for purchase. Join the fun!
Robbie's, Old Capital Plaza, south side of square.





SEPTEMBER 21, 2-3pm, Poets in the Parlor
Free reading by Adam Clay and Ada Limon
Vachel Lindsay Home, 603 S. Fifth Street

OCTOBER 4, 10am-3pm, Booking the Iles House
Children's book authors 10-noon, lunch, Gary Vitale noon-1, Kevin Corley, Edward Cunningham in afternoon. Free with donations requested for lunch.
Iles House, 628 S. Seventh Street

OCTOBER 15, 6-8pm, SPW Poetry Open Mic 
Read your work every third Wednesday of the month. Hosted by the witty and charming Thea Chesley. Food and drink available for purchase. Join the fun!
Robbie's, Old Capital Plaza, south side of square.





OCTOBER 28, 7-9pm, Roger Reeves, Quiddity Release
Assistant professor of poetry at University of Illinois, Chicago.
Old State Capitol, 1 Old State Capitol

OCTOBER 30, 5-7pm, Allen Neff Memorial Poetry Reading: D. Nurske
Author of 10 poetry books and teacher at Sarah Lawrence College, New York.
Doudna Fine Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Garfield Ave. at Ninth St.



Email events to springfieldpoetsandwriters@gmail.com.