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This month’s BONK! event will be held on Saturday, April 16, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Central time). The event will be held on Zoom webinar and streamed on Facebook Live at the BONK! Facebook page. Curated by Alex Reilly and hosted by Esteban Colon, the event will feature both local and national poets as they present different styles of poetry. For more information visit the BONK! website.

To celebrate National Poetry Month, poets are invited to participate in a virtual poetry festival. Each performer will discuss a style of poetry and provide examples from both the work of others and their own. Some of the styles to be showcased are limerick, villanelle, erasure/found poetry, and ekphrastic. We are still looking for more presenters. If you are interested in being a part of this virtual poetry festival, send us an email at

About BONK!

BONK! exists to bring healing, justice, equity, joy, connection, and quality of life to the Racine community and beyond, through a variety of educational and community-building initiatives, including a world-class performing arts series. The series showcases poets, writers, musicians, filmmakers, and all sorts of talent in between. Founded in the fall of 2008, the BONK! series has been running with an event every month for over thirteen years now, and is made possible by The Racine Public Library, the Racine Community Foundation, the Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation, the Friends of the Racine Public Library, and Olde Madrid restaurant.

For more information, contact Alex Reilly at 262-989-2930 or email them at

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