As President of Poets & Patrons of Chicago, Caroline writes a column for their website about poetry and events. Click here to read her latest column.

Don’t miss the following events in 2018 – 21 where Caroline will be reading from her new book, The Caregiver:

Oak Brook, IL:  Saturday, May 19, 2018    –    Book Release Event  –  2 to 4 p.m.  600 Oak Brook Rd., Oak Brook, IL  60523. This event will feature live music, book readings, food, beverages, and a raffle.

Denver, CO:  Thursday, May 31, 2018   –  Reading  –  7 p.m.  The Tattered Cover Book Store,  1628 16th Street, Denver, CO  80202.

Westmont, IL:  June 24, 2018  –  Featured Reader  –  12:30 to 2 p.m. Brewed Awakening Coffee Shop, 19 W. Quincy Street, Westmont, IL 60559.

Naperville, IL:  Sunday, July 15  –  Reading and Book Signing –  2 to 5 p.m.    Barnes & Noble 47 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville, IL  60540.

Highland Park, IL: Tuesday, July 17 – Featured Poet to be interviewed on Poetry Today (taping).  The episode will be broadcast on Highland Park Local Access Comcast Channel 10 during the month of August as part of Highland Park Poetry. It will also be available on the HPP website ( and YouTube in August.

Chicago, IL:  Friday, July 20 – Featured Reader with Open Mic – 7 p.m.  Outdoor Cafe, 3257 W. Bryn Mawr. Sponsored by Chicago poets Jenene Ravesloot and Tom Roby.

Chicago, IL: Thursday, August 30 – Featured Reader with poet Jamie Wendt – 7 p.m. City Lit Books, 2523 N. Kedzie Blvd., Chicago, 60647.

Chicago, IL: Tuesday, Sept. 11. –  Featured Reader followed by an Open Mic with a 9-1-1 Theme – 7 to 9 p.m. – The Gallery Cabaret, 2020 N. Oakley, Chicago, IL 60647. Hosted by Dave Gecic.

Highland Park, IL:  Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 – Featured Reader Followed by Open Mic. Bring up to 6 poems. 7:00 p.m.  Coffee Speaks, @Port Clinton Square, 610 Central Avenue Ste 155, Highland Park, IL 60035. Hosted by Judith Kaufman for Highland Park Poetry.

St. Paul, MN:  Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018  –  Book Signing  –  Twin Cities Book Festival. Possible reading at the Mayo Clinic that weekend also.

Batavia, IL:  Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018  –  Reading – 7 to 9 p.m. Waterline Writers.  Water Street Studios, 160 S. Water St., Batavia, IL  60510. Followed by Open Mic.

Ann Arbor, MI: Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. –  Reading with a Local Poet – 7 to 9 p.m. Nicola’s Books, 2513 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.

Oak Park, IL: Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. –  Featured Poet. –  6:30 to 9 p.m. Buzz Cafe, 905 S. Lombard, Oak Park. Evening begins with an open mic as part of the Traveling Mollies.

Cicero, IL:  Thursday, Nov. 15 , 2018- Featured Reader. –  Noon to 1 p.m.  Morton College, 3801 S. Central Ave., Cicero, IL 60804.

Justice, IL:  Thursday, May 16, 2019 – Featured Reader – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Justice Public Library, 7641 Oak Grove Avenue, Justice, IL 60458. Topic: “The Poetry of Caregiving.”

Hinsdale, IL: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 – Featured Reader for “The Poetry of Caregiving.” 7 to 8:30 p.m. I will be reading along with two social workers. Hinsdale Public Library, 20 E. Maple Street, Hinsdale, IL 60521.

Darien, IL: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 – Featured Reader – 1 to 2:30 p.m. Indian Prairie Library, 401 Plainfield Rd., Darien, IL 60561.

Batavia Public Library: Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 – Zoom.  7 to 8 p.m.     “The Poetry of Caregiving.” Caroline will read from her book and will be joined by a hospice chaplain and a therapist who leads a caregiving support group at a cancer nonprofit. Registration is required. Please contact Caroline on this website to receive the link.

Conrad Sulzer Public Library, Chicago: Saturday, March 27, 2021 – Zoom – 1 to 3 p.m. Featured Reader for the TallGrass Writers Guild, which was followed by an Open Mic. To read more about the TallGrass Guild, go to their website here.

Brewed Awakening Coffee House, Westmont, IL:  Sunday, April 25, 2021 – 12:30 – 2 p.m. Featured Reader with Open Mic at local coffeehouse. The presentation was hybrid that included live and zoom readers. Sponsored by the Illinois State Poetry Society.