poetry

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

by (Write616)

Submitted 05-05-2015 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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Professor Amorak Huey: a writing career with a Ha Ha Ha Thump

by (charbonr)

Submitted 04-20-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Amorak Huey has worked in the world of writing nearly all his adult life. Now in his seventh year as a writing professor at Grand Valley State University, he is an award-winning member of the Grand Rapids writing community. Although Huey was born in...

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The Creative Youth Center celebrates National Poetry Month

by (Grand Rapids Cr...)

Submitted 04-03-2015 under NONPROFITS

National Poetry Month is the largest literary event in the world. It occurs every year, throughout the month of April, with celebrations led by teachers, students, librarians, writers and anyone else who embraces the written word. This year,...

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Poetry & Pints at The GLCL

by (Write616)

Submitted 03-18-2015 under

On Sunday, April 5 at 6:30pm join us at the Writers Hub for an edition of Poetry & Pints with readings by Amber Nelson, David Landrum, S. Marie Clay, and Jen Tynes. Poetry & Pints is a monthly, Sunday ...

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Poety in Conversation

by (Write616)

Submitted 03-11-2015 under

 Come to the Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters to join a discussion about poetry with two greats: Jack Ridl and David James.  They will discuss their own and each other's poetry, and whatever else comes to mind. Participation is...

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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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Poetry Workshop: Linda Nemec Foster and Dianne Carroll Burdick

by (Write616)

Submitted 03-09-2015 under

  Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters is offering a workshop led by award-winning poet Linda Nemec Foster with photographer Dianne Carroll Burdick on Sunday, April 26, from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. This workshop will explore how the collaboration...

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Two Detroit poets to bring new stories to Grand Rapids

by (mackenziebush13)

Submitted 02-13-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Michigan poets Jamaal May and Tarfia Faizullah are visiting Grand Rapids to share their work and talk about their craft in a two-for-one writers event at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) on the evening of Monday, February 16. "This is part...

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Poetry and Pints reading series proves written word not dead

by (mackenziebush13)

Submitted 02-13-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Poetry and Pints is a monthly poetry reading series located in the laid-back atmosphere of Harmony Brewing Company. The readings take place upstairs above the bar in a small room that could seat maybe 40 on a good day. The readers stand in front of...

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Dyer-Ives Competition looks to foster local poets

by (mackenziebush13)

Submitted 02-12-2015 under NEWS

The Dyer-Ives Kent County Poetry Competition is looking for poetry from Grand Rapidians young and old, and wants to help increase the visibility of poetry in Kent County. The contest's mission is to encourage excellence in writing and provide...

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