Everyone had it happen at least once in college: You were up so late doing work that you went a little haywire from exhaustion and stress. Everything became funnier or more frustrating, but eventually you had an epiphany, finished up and went to bed.

Everyone had it happen at least once in college: You were up so late doing work that you went a little haywire from exhaustion and stress. Everything became funnier or more frustrating, but eventually you had an epiphany, finished up and went to bed.

OSU student Andrew Anderson has had a lot of late nights while working on his dissertation in French literature. If he needs a pick-me-up, he reaches for a book of poetry.

"I love the idea that if you're reading at three or four in the morning, you experience things differently," Anderson said. "It turns it into something completely different."

He's organized a 24-hour poetry reading at Wild Goose to let others have those late-night revelations. Anderson has invited friends and community members to join him in reading original poetry as well as favorite poems and stories from Saturday afternoon through Sunday.

"I'm interested to see how people react to things they may have read before," he said.

Don't worry - you don't have to stay for the whole thing. Anderson has divided the time into segments - open mic from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, campfire stories at 9 p.m., music and lyric reading at 11 p.m., and poetry grouped by theme in the wee hours - so you can hear whatever interests you. But if you do want to stick around all night, there'll be plenty of coffee.