Open Mike 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Featured Poets 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm
500 Main St.
Ladan Osman is originally from Somalia. A 2012 Pushcart Prize nominee, she received her MFA as a Michener Fellow from the University of Texas at Austin. Her work has appeared/is forthcoming in “American Life in Poetry,” Black Renaissance Noire, The Feminist Wire, Kweli, MELUS, Narrative,
Poet Lore, and Prairie Schooner.
Jan Bottiglieri is a freelance writer with an MFA in poetry from Pacific University. Jan has been published in numerous journals including Court Green, After Hours, Margie and Rattle, and she has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is managing editor of RHINO.
This project has been partially supported by grants from Poets & Writers, Inc.
and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.