The Waukegan Park District Cultural Arts Division celebrates National Poetry Month by hosting an open mic poetry reading on April 14 at 6 p.m. at the Schornick Theatre, 39 Jack Benny Drive, Waukegan. Visitors of all ages are welcome to perform their poetry or come and listen. This is a free event and no sign up is required. For preregistration and further information, call the Waukegan Park District Jack Benny Center for the Arts at (847) 360-4740. Meet with other poets and learn more about the summer Poetry in the Parks program on the third Friday of June, July, and August. There will also be information on the monthly poetry readings at Lilac Cottage in September and the children’s class Written to Spoken Word.Copyright © 2013 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.