Richard Vargas headlines Writers’ Guild event

Richard Vargas, a poet and former Rockford resident who is returning to the area to promote his book, McLife, will be the keynote speaker at the Rockford Writers’ Guild monthly meeting Sunday, April 16, at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 6685 E. State St., Rockford, beginning at 1 p.m.

After Vargas’ readings from McLife, members of the Guild will read their own poems and an open mic session will follow for anyone in attendance, in honor of National Poetry Month.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

For more information about the Guild, its publications, or its Chapbook Publishing Program, visit the Web site of

From the April 12-18, 2006, issue

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