Calling all adult poets! Join Urbana Poet Laureate, Will Reger, for a one of a kind poetry workshop, where you'll build your own poetry skills. Poets and writers of all levels are welcome! Whether you've ever written before or have a long history of creative writing, this workshop will offer a chance to flex your poetic muscle!
We ask that you register in advance for this program. We will send a zoom link and program information via email.
About Will Reger:
Will Reger was born and raised in the St. Louis, Missouri area. He obtained his Ph.D. in History from the University of Illinois and lives in Champaign, Illinois, with his wife and two youngest children. A co-leader of CU Poetry Group, Reger has lent his energies towards initiatives such as MTD Poetry, CU Haiku in the News Gazette, and Poets at the Post, a monthly open mic held at the Iron Post in Urbana. Reger teaches within the Department of History at both Illinois State University and Parkland College, and has read his poetry work at The Urbana Free Library, Boneyard Arts Festival, Imbibe Urbana’s Love for All Poetry Crawl, SPEAK Café, Respect the Mic, and as part of an annual reading at Danville Correctional Center.
Reger has published more than 100 poems, both in print and online. He has read at numerous locations within the community such as the Urbana Free Library, Boneyard Arts Festival, Imbibe Urbana’s Love for All Poetry Crawl, Poets at the Post, and more. His first chapbook is Cruel with Eagles, a self-published volume of poems illustrated by his daughter Gretchen Valencic. He published his first full-length book of poetry, Petroglyphs, earlier this year.
The role of the Poet Laureate is to build upon the City’s local poetry scene, foster appreciation of poetry in all its forms, and support Urbana residents and visitors in deepening their appreciation of the art of creative writing.
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This event is part of the Urbana Poetry Pros(e) Initiative of the City of Urbana Poet Laureate Will Reger, Urbana Arts and Culture Program, and the Urbana Park District.