The Poetry Salon & Open Mic

Join us for The Poetry Salon at City Lit Books! There will be an Open Mic free to any poet followed by two feature poets, Enikő Vághy and Carla Barger. Open Mic sign-up begins at 6:15 and readings will begin at 6:30.

Enikő Vághy is a poet whose work has been recognized by the Academy of American Poets College Prize in the graduate division. Her work has appeared in Cordella Magazine, Luna Luna Magazine, and Rogue Agent. She is a PhD student in the Program for Writers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is the Founding EIC of the literary journal Lover’s Eye Press. You can find her on Instagram @persepheni88.

Carla Barger is a poet and lyric essayist who hails from the farmlands of Southern Ohio. She holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently finishing her PhD at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she also teaches and co-directs the Digital Humanities Initiative. Her work has appeared in HeartWood Literary Magazine, decomP magazinE, Green Hills Literary Lantern, The Light Ekphrastic, MidAmerica, and elsewhere. She received the 2019 David Diamond Writing Prize from the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature and the Malcolm Sedam Writing Award for Poetry from Miami University, and has been nominated for the AWP Intro Journals Project Award. Find out more about Carla at

Event date: 
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 6:15pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60647