The Rapidian

Poetry Reading

David Cope's latest 'American Elegy': The Invisible Keys

by (mlesert)

Submitted 03-28-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

So, what’s in a retrospective collection of poems spanning 1975 to 2017? “My whole life,” says David Cope, former G.R. Poet Laureate and Grand Rapids Community College Professor. There are poems about workers and the union, protest...

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Local poet organizes women's self-defense class, poetry reading

by (kt.herr)

Submitted 03-14-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

The event, titled “Persevere: An Evening of Protection and Poetry,” will take place on April 6 at The Well Being, and will feature an hour and a half of self-defense instruction, followed by readings and performances from four local...

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Poetry in Conversation: K. McGookey, E. Kerlikowske, S. Childress

by (Write616)

Submitted 08-06-2015 under

Poetry in Conversation is an occasional series at GLCL, where  poets get together and talk about writing, their own process, love, life, and whatever comes up in conversation. We encourage audience members to participate in this very casual and...

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A Circus of Poets: Readings by Robert Fanning, John Rybicki & Z.G. Tomaszewski

by (Write616)

Submitted 05-12-2015 under

 Join us as three daring poets read their work and share their thoughts, all without a net!  This is a free event.  Parking is easy in our lot, which is the second driveway in back of our building (off of Eastern).  There is also...

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Poetry in Conversation: Keith Taylor, Judy & Charlie Brice

by (Write616)

Submitted 04-29-2015 under

Each poet will read a few poems (back and forth) related to a series of topics such as love, death, politics, nature, etc. During the reading the audience will experience these different perspectives on similar topics and have a chance to ask...

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LaughFest event aims to inject humor into poetry reading

by (becky.spldng)

Submitted 03-11-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

LaughFest, Grand Rapids’ community-wide comedy festival, which touts its “seriously funny” line-up, will get a little more literary this year. At 6:30 p.m. March 13, a poetry reading event will take place at the Great Lakes...

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Poet Gregory Orr To Speak at Aquinas' Contemporary Writers Series

by (ELarson)

Submitted 09-11-2014 under

On September 17, the Aquinas College Contemporary Writers Series presents poet and award-winning writer Gregory Orr. A master of short, lyric free verse, Orr is the author of eleven collections of poetry. His most recent volumes include: The...

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Poetry Reading and Contest Award Announcement with Thomas Lynch

by (Write616)

Submitted 03-13-2014 under NONPROFITS

Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters (GLCL), in cooperation with The Michigan Poet, is thrilled to announce a celebratory literary event with Thomas Lynch on Saturday, April 12, at 7pm.  The event will be held at Schuler Books & Music,...

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Poet and Author Herbert Woodward Martin at Aquinas College

by (AQContemporaryW...)

Submitted 04-08-2013 under NONPROFITS

The Aquinas College Contemporary Writers Series will host Herbert Woodward Martin on Tuesday, April l9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Wege Center Ballroom at Aquinas College.  Herbert Woodward Martin has a special connection with Grand Rapids. He...

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Author Bonnie Jo Campbell to present free reading at Aquinas College

by (AQContemporaryW...)

Submitted 09-18-2012 under NONPROFITS

  Bonnie Jo Campbell will give a free reading as part of the Contemporary Writers Series at Aquinas College on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Wege Ballroom. Campbell grew up on a small Michigan farm with her mother and...

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