Poetry written multiple times in various colors upon a teal background of handwritten poetry.

Event: A Night of Poetry

In honor of National Poetry Month, we invite you to join us for a night of poetry at the Spurlock Museum. Poets from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign student organizations including The Creative Writing Club, Flor Poetry, and The Collective Magazine will read their work selected around the evening’s theme of “culture.” The Creative Writing Club promotes a variety of different writing styles and encourages the development of these styles though fun brainstorming activities and group collaboration. Flor Poetry seeks self-discovery and self-appreciation through poetry and music. The Collective Magazine is a free-form arts and humanities magazine and a platform for UIUC artists to collaborate and showcase their work.

Additionally, the event includes fun poetry writing activities and the Museum’s galleries will be open for you to explore and seek inspiration for your next poem. After the scheduled readings, there will be an open-mic poetry reading segment. Open-mic spots are limited, so come early to sign up for a spot. Light refreshments will be served.

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For further information on this event, contact Beth Watkins at or (217) 265-5485

All participants are welcome. To request disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact Brian Cudiamat at or (217) 244-5586.