JJC Hosts Poetry Reading and Open Mic in Celebration of National Poetry Month

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Joliet Junior College invites the community to a poetry reading and open mic event on Thursday, April 20 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the JJC Library on the Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet.

The event is free and open to the public and will feature poets Pamela Miller and Susan Slaviero. Refreshments will be provided.

About Susan Slaviero:

Susan Slaviero earned her B.A. in English/Professional & Creative Writing from Lewis University and is alumna of JJC. Her work has appeared in journals such as Fourteen Hills, Rhino, Oyez Review, Artifice Magazine and PANK. Slaviero has a full-length collection of poetry “Cyborgiaand it is available from Mayapple Press. Her recent chapbooks include selections from “The Murder Books” (Tree Light Books), “A Wicked Apple” (Hyacinth Girl Press) and “Apocrypha” (Dancing Girl Press).

About Pamela Miller:

Pamela Miller grew up on the south side of Chicago. Her work has been published in a wide variety of literary magazines and anthologies, including The Paris Review, Wicked Alice, After Hours, Dangerous Dames, and Solace in So Many Words. Her books of poetry include “Miss Unthinkable” (Mayapple Press), “Recipes for Disaster” (Mayapple Press), “Mysterious Coleslaw (Ridgeway Press) and “Fast Little Shoes (Erie Street Press). Miller has won numerous awards from the Illinois Arts Council, the Feminist Writers Guild, the Jo-Anne Hirshfield Poetry Awards, Rambunctious Review and the Frieda Stein Fenster Memorial Poetry Awards.

For more information about the event, contact JJC Professor of English and World Languages Bill Yarrow at byarrow@jjc.edu.

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