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2nd Poet Laureate of Rockford, Illinois

In January, 2023, Jenna was sworn in as Rockford's 2nd Poet Laureate, succeeding Christine Swanberg. To connect with Jenna for readings or events in her role as Poet Laureate, please use the "Contact" form on this website, or reach out to the Rockford Area Arts Council at info [at] artsforeveryone [dot] com. See below for some of Jenna's upcoming events as Poet Laureate.


May 20, 2023 @ 6pm

"Leafing Through"

Join us at Seth B. Atwood Park for readings from local writers. FREE.

2685 New Milford School Road in Rockford.

April 15, 2023 - 7pm

Maze Books - Worst Poetry EVER

Jenna will serve as judge at Maze Books's "Worst Poetry" Contest. Join us at beautiful Veteran's Memorial Hall in Rockford for some (hopefully) really bad poetry!


April 27, 2023 - 6-8pm - Nordlof Center
Poetry Chat with Jenna

Learn Jenna's story, how she fell in love with poetry and how she feels it can bring our community together. Jenna will perform her work, answer your questions and sign books purchased at the event!

Check back for what's next!

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