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A Poetry Reading at Marquette Regional History Center

Wednesday, November 13 at 7 pm

Marquette Regional History Center

Marquette Regional History Center

Join us for a free poetry reading by Russell Thorburn, inaugural Poet Laureate of the Upper Peninsula, and Kathleen Heideman.   Russell Thorburn, inaugural Poet Laureate of the Upper Peninsula, will read nature and exploration poems inspired by Upper Michigan and his experience as artist-in-residence at the Mojave National Preserve in California, with son Gabriel, a photographer and Warner Bros. animation editor. Thorburn’s current book of poetry is Misfit Hearts, which examines the John Huston film, The Misfits.  Kathleen Heideman will also read poems concerning nature and exploration.  Heideman is a writer and artist based in Marquette,  a past fellow of the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists & Writers Program, and recipient of numerous artist residencies with the National Park Service, including Apostle Islands, Isle Royale and the Badlands.

 

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Peter White Library, Marquette MI

Peter White Library, Marquette MI

Amber Edmondson and Raja Howe are teaching a poetry class through the Marquette Arts and Culture Center.
Tuesdays, February 12-March 19, 6-8p.m.
City Residents $50, Non-city $55.

This class will help develop your poetic skills in a safe, creative space. Write a poem each week with the aid of guiding prompts, and
enjoying the opportunity to share and workshop poetry with fellow writers.

To register visit the Arts and Culture Center, located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library, call (906) 228-0472 or email arts-culture@mqtcty.org.

Don’t forget Open Mic is Monday night in Peter White Library Shiras room at 6:30 PM

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