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Front Page - Friday, February 7, 2020

Events: Plug Poetry Project hosts Citizen Illegal




The Plug Poetry Project will return to the fifth floor of The Edney Innovation Center on Saturday, Feb. 22, to feature award-winning poet Jose Olivarez. Olivarez is the son of Mexican immigrants and the author of the book of poems, “Citizen Illegal.” His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Paris Review and Chicago Magazine. Olivarez will lead a poetry workshop from noon-2 p.m. Email thespeakeasypoetry@gmail.com to secure a spot. A reading will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Local poets Moll King and Tiffany Herron will open the night with sets of original material. Tickets. The Plug is an arts initiative started by Christian Collier in 2019.

Annual Cupid’s Chase 5K

Community Options will host its 12th annual Cupid’s Chase 5K event Saturday, Feb. 8, at Tennessee River Park. The funds raised will be used to support people with disabilities in the Chattanooga region. The race will be one of 31 Cupid’s Chase events taking place across nine states. Last year, Community Options netted more than $100,000 with 6,000 runners across the country. Contact Kimberly Wilson at 423 892-0022 or Kimberly.wilson@comop.org for more information.