Local poet Chris Simms will emcee a community open mic poetry reading at the Lions Den on the Rockford College campus at 8 p.m., Friday, April 30. Intended to bring the area community together with the campus community, the event is free and open to the public. Sign-up is at 7:45 p.m., and the readings begin at 8 p.m.
Simms is known for his work around the Rock River Valley, specifically for his readings at the Rockford Public Library and its area branches. For more information, call Rockford College at 226-4100.