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Poetry Night

August 14 · 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Poetry Night is a late night excursion into the written word and an opportunity for anyone in the room to become a beatnik emboldened to sing songs or pen poems that delight and excite!

Come out to see big names in poetry and your local favorites read, rhyme, sing, speak and perform their work.

Coffee, wine, and beer are available for purchase at Raue Center’s Café bar.

*Schedule is subject to change. Please like us on Facebook or refer to upcoming events for the most up-to-date listings.

This evening’s Poetry Night will be curated by William Carey.

William Carey has been reading his haiku on Raue Poetry nights for almost 3 years. Being asked to host an evening of poetry on August 14th is a great honor.

William is an artist by trade and has been writing haiku for over 20 years. He graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a BFA in art. He then made his living in both the fine and graphic arts fields. He now primarily paints and writes haiku, combining the two into illustrated haiku paintings. These he has shown locally at The 4th Fridays at the Starline Factory in Harvard, the Dole mansion and the Woodstock arts center. He has also instructed painting at the Bottle and Bottega in Arlington Heights. In addition to this, he has produced two books of illustrated haiku. A Ghost Walking Through A Dream and a book of Intimate Haiku. The “Ghost” book is available at And the Intimate Haiku chapbook is available through the artist.


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