Calkins Day is two days away, and we are celebrating this year with a lighthearted WriteOn Joliet open mic at the Book and Bean Cafe, 3395 Black Road, Joliet.
In 2017, we finally remembered to acknowledge the holiday with an extremely small parade.
And last year, we held a limerick slam that kept one attendee pitching the idea to other venues and writing her "letters to the editor" in limerick verse.
It was an unusual idea and turnout was slim: my kids and three guests (who declined to be photographed, most likely for obvious reasons).
We did, however, have a hilariously good time. Photos below.