Macomb Poetry Festival (Macomb, Illinois)

yes, so this is good morning from the Meredosia Boat Dock, admiring the Magical Jeep from mom’s front porch, getting schooled on organic tea by BroFlo (confirmed hippie NRA-member), rolling on 67, over the bridge at Beardstown then on to West Central Illinois Arts Center on the square in Macomb, Illinois for the “Midwest Contemporary Voices” reading during the Macomb Poetry Festival with featured readers David Wright & Michele McDannold (Magical Jeep Lending Library in tow), presented by Barbara Harroun, Western Illinois University English Professor…. then around the square a bit and magical jeep wandering along backroads (the greatest) of McDonough County. & a little cemetery visit

Speak & Shine (Mishawaka, Indiana)


Treehouse ShineBar
111 Lincolnway E, Mishawaka, Indiana 46544

Speak Michiana and Treehouse Shinebar have collaborated to host a night at the mic called “Speak and Shine”!

After all the performers have finished, feel free to stay behind and turn back a few more with our lovely bunch of local artists.

The Magical Jeep Lending Library will be there! #magicaljeep (have books, will travel)

DRINK SPECIALS: $3 bloody mary or mimosa. $4 liquid marijuana. Savory food options! All made from scratch (with the culinary help of Sidnie Strong)! Write on the walls with chalk!

6:00 – Alex Allen
6:15 – David Guthrie
6:30 – Diane Pasero
6:45 – Lucas Burkett // Cody Budd
7:00 – Craig Finlay
7:15 – Brooke Nicole Plummer // Ryn A. PouPou
7:30 – Michelle Hemler
7:45 – Frank Davoli // Henry Nettrour
8:00 – Michele McDannold