"Respect the Mic" at Oak Park library March 10

On Thursday, March 10, at 7 pm, the Oak Park Public Library will host a celebration of 20 years of poetry from students and alumni of Oak Park and River Forest High School's Spoken Word Club.

Join us for author readings that are 'electric and expansive'

English and Spoken Word Club Teacher Peter Kahn brings together featured readers from the newly released Respect the Mic anthology.

Readers will present their work featured in the anthology, which Kirkus Reviews calls "electric and expansive." Readers include Vann Harris, Noelle Berry, Nicholas Berry, Patrick Chrisp, Charity Strong, Marlena Wadley, Eliana Gerace, Zaire Brooks, Micah Daniels, Jesus Govea, Peera Serumaga, and Dawson Pickens.

'How spoken word poetry amplifies student voice'

Watch a "Brief but Spectacular"interview segment with Peter Kahn on PBS NewsHour »

Register for the March 10 event (in person or virtual)

The event will be held both in person in the Main Library Veterans Room, 834 Lake St., Oak Park, and virtually on YouTube. There is a limit of 80 people for the in-person event.

Register to attend in person at the Main Library or virtually via YouTube »

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