My first book launch was at Literati Bookstore, Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 7
Literati is at 124 E. Washington St. in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Thank you, Literati! You can still order from Literati during the shutdown.
There were 96 of you at my reading and my books sold out. Thank you to my Ann Arbor community of friends, colleagues, writers and neighbors! Who says poetry does not make things happen?
Image by Second Wave Michigan
Other Ann Arbor events coming up:
Why I Fight, a theatrical adaptation of a James Monro Leaf novelette about the stigma of psychiatric illness at the UM Residential will be postponed to a later date. I will be one of thes panelist.
Wednesday, April 29, my Bookbound Bookstore reading featuring Community High School's Poetry Club was canceled to Michigan's Stay at Home order. Please buy books from Bookbound on line to help keep them open! See my Home page.
Thursday, May 14 from 6-8 pm, NextGen Michigan has invited me to feature as part of their Inside Outloud Open Mic: A Reflection on Isolation. The open mic will start first, then my reading. It would be cool to see some of you there!
Tuesday, May 26, I will be the featured poet at the Skazat! poetry series at Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, 123 W. Washington. This reading will be on line. Please sign up at:
Monday, June 29, I will be part of a panel discussion about reproductive rights in America as a part of the anthology, Choice Words: Writers on Abortion at Literati Bookstore's virtual readings.
Detroit event in May:
The UM Prechter Bipolar Research Program's Energy art exhibit and spoken word event featuring work of artists/poets coping with bipolar disorder or depression at Detroit Collected Works Gallery will be rescheduled for May 2021: https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/prechter-program/events/202005/energy-%E2%80%93-brain-health-power-creative-expression-%E2%80%93-art-exhibit-special-events
Northern Michigan events this spring:
Thursday evening, April 30, my Landmark Bookstore reading in Traverse City along with Jen Sperry Steinorth is also canceled. We will reschedule this reading, hopefully, later in 2020 or 2021.
Friday evening, June 19, the Oliver Arts Center in Frankfort, Michigan along with fellow Michigan Writers Chapbook winners, Kris Kunz, Robb Astor, and Jen Sperry Steinorth. Postponed until further notice.
Sunday evening, June 21, my reading at Bay Books in Sutton’s Bay, Michigan at their “Best Bookstore Sunday night Poetry Slam with Larry Mawby!” will be postponed until further notice.
Collaborative readings, Fall 2020
Wednesday, October 7 at 7 PM, the Ann Arbor District Library presents Speaking Their Mind: Poets on Mental Health. I will be reading with four other Michigan based poets, Marlin Jenkins, Daniella Toosie Watson, Jennifer Metsker and Karen Holman:
Thursday, October 8 at 7 PM, the Oliver Arts Center in Frankfort Michigan presents: Finding Each Other: Art and Poetry: .
I will be reading with these poets -- Jennifer Metsker, Robb Astor, Jen Sperry Steinorth and Teresa Scollon.