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  • Peter White Public Library

    Peter White Public Library

    Wed. Aug 1st 7-9 PM
    For Judith Minty, An Evening of Memories and Celebration.
    Shiras Room Peter White Library.
    On Wednesday, August 1st at 7 PM in the Shiras Room of Peter White Library, poets from throughout Michigan will join with friends of Judith Minty to read her work and share memories. Singer/songwriter Terri Bocklund will perform original works inspired by Minty’s poems. Poetry from Yellow Dog Journal and other selected Minty pieces will be read.
    Participating authors include Martin Achatz, the Poet Laureate of the Upper Peninsula: Lynn Domina, Head of the English Department of NMU; Lisa Fosmo, poet from Escanaba; Kathleen M. Heideman, U.P. writer, artist and environmentalist; Jane Piirto PhD, Negaunee native, distinguished professor and author of 21 books; Christine Saari, Marquette and Austrian writer and visual artist; and Eric Torgesen, retired CMU professor and author of 8 books of poetry, 2 books of fiction and several books of translation. Sally Olson and Christine Saari will share stories from their friendship with Judith Minty.

  • ​Thurs. Aug 2nd 7-9 PM
    August Poetry Workshop with Martin Achatz ​-
    Joy Center
    On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. So, this August, in commemoration of the 55th anniversary of this event, join me for a poetry workshop about hopes and dreams. Let’s all keep Dr. King’s dream alive. Cost: $10
  • Mon. Aug 6th 5:30 – 7 PM August
    MPC Workshop –
    Shiras Room
    Bring copies of a poem to share and get feedback in a gentle environment from local poets.
  • Mon. Aug 6th 7-9 PM August
    Open Mic – Inspired Words
    sponsored by Peter White Library. Shiras Room. See attached flyer.
  • Wed. Aug 8th  7-9 PM 
    Word in Action Poetry Flood Relief Reading
    Joy Center –
    Marty Achatz is organizing a poetry reading for Copper Country flood relief. It will take take place at the Joy Center in Ishpeming on Wednesday, August 8, at 7 p.m. He is looking for poets who would be interested in reading. He is also attempting to put together a basket of poetry to raffle off. If you are willing to donate signed copies of your books and/or broadsides, please message or e-mail him! If you would like to read that night, message or e-mail him, as well! => e-mail: machatz@nmu.edu

 

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Nature & Exploration

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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