Events

Coming up: 

Poetry is Normal Presents Matthew Murrey & Matt Guenette
September 21, 2019, 7:30-8:30
&
Poetry is Normal Presents Tim Hunt & Ken Kashian
November 11, 7:30-8:30
(I'll be reading poems that appear in Ken Kashian's new art book of photographs of Sarah Davis's garden.)

Both events at:
Normal Public Library
206 W. College Ave.
Normal, IL
(309) 452-1757

Scriptwriter, Evergreen Cemetery Walk 2019
October 5, 6, 12, & 13 for public; that week for school groups

Ongoing:

Weather is the theme for Poetry is Normal open mic in 2019. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

February 21: Freeze/Thaw
April 18: Rain
June 20: Storm
August 15: Heat
October 17: Wind
Decemer 19: Snow

Host, Poetry is Normal (open mic series)
& Poetry is Normal Presents (guest poet series)
Normal Public Library
206 W. College Ave.
Normal, IL
(309) 452-1757

Recent:

Scriptwriter, "Marching for History" on Juneteenth, June 19, 2019
McLean County Museum of History
History Makers Gala at the Brown Ballroom, Bone Student Center
Illinois State University, Normal, IL

"Growing Hope through Poetry:
Poems to Remind us of Beauty and Transcendence in Chaotic Times"
with Susan Baller-Shepard, Jim Plath, and Judith Valente
Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
New Covenant Community Chapel
Campus Religious Center
210 W. Mulberry Street
Normal, IL 61761

WOW (Women of Words)
Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Towanda Library, Towanda, IL

Poet, The Towns release reading, August 18, 2018
Ryburn Place on Route 66
305 Pine Street
Normal, IL 61761
(309) 585-4103

Past:

Local Author Fair
Saturday, November 17, 2018, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Bloomington Public Library
205 E. Olive,
Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 828-6091

Poetry is Normal Presents Kathleen Kirk
Reading from The Towns and Spiritual Midwifery 
Thursday, November 15, 2018, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Normal Public Library & Normal Public Library Foundation
206 W. College Avenue
Normal, IL 61761
(309) 452-1757

Museum of Americana
Saturday, April 8, 2017, 1:00 p.m.
McLean County Museum of History
200 N. Main St.
Bloomington, IL 61701

RHINO Reads! in Normal
aka RHINO at 40: Celebrating 40 years of publishing poetry
Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 7:30-8:30, gathering at 7:00 with cookies!
Normal Public Library
206 W. College Ave.
Normal, IL 61761

Featured Reader, Lagoons Sessions
May 20, 2016
Gallery on 4th floor opens at 7, reading at 8
Uptown Arts Center
941 W. Lawrence Ave.
Chicago, IL


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