Upcoming presentations and/or classes:
Macomb Community College
SOAR Program, Poetry Workshop, Nov 10, 2016
University of Michigan
Guest teacher at psychology professor Ramaswami Mahalingam's classes, working with undergraduate and graduate students in the Psychology Department. An ongoing project using creative writing workshops to help students think creatively, and to write their abstracts in poetry.
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
STEPUP Program, Creative B
A series of creative writing workshops with engineering students, August 3-7, 2015
Readings and Events with STEPUP Students, Aug 5 & 6:
Video of STEPUP student performance on Aug 6
Previous Appearances and Engagements:
Ann Arbor Area
Angell Hall, University of Michigan, Hussey Room, Michigan League, U-M, Ann Arbor Book Festival Conference and Readings, Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti; Sweetwaters Cafe; Brewed Awakenings; Chelsea Literary Walk
Scarab Club, Hannan House, Detroit Opera House, Jazz Cafe
Oakland University, Oakland Community College, Rochester Hills Public Library, Barnes and Noble, Rochester Hills, Farmingtom Hills Public Library, Birmingham Public Library, Ferndale Library, Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills Arts Center (BBAC); Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA), Rochester Hills; Cranbrook School
AJJDC, Kelly-Strayhorn Theater
Upcoming Events! Save the dates!
March 18, 11 am, Women Writers of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti (WWAAY) Conference, U-M, Ann Arbor. Reading with lots of wonderful readers. Workshop by Joy Friedler at 9 am--details at:
March 26, 3 pm, International Women's Day Celebration at The Source Bookstore, Wayne State University campus, Detroit
April 20, 7 pm, Bookbound Bookstore, Ann Arbor, with Detroit poet M.L. Liebler
April 23, 2 pm, Nicola's Bookstore, Ann Arbor, along with several contributors to Water Music: The Great Lakes State Poetry Anthology, published by the Poetry Society of Michigan
May 21, 7 pm, Reading Series at Franklin Farmhouse, hosted by Diane Decillis
June 15, 7 pm, Motor Signal Reading, Signal Return Press, Eastern Market, Detroit, curated by Literary Detroit
Fall 2017: Save the dates!
Coming in Sept 2017!
Alpena Book Festival, Sept 23-24
RASA, Festival of India, a series of events involving literature and the performing arts.
Celebration of Literature: Sept 28; Film Sept 17-18; Dance Sept 23-24. More details to come soon!
Waterford Township Public Library, Feb 9, 2017, 7-8:30 pm
Reading with Alise Alousi and Cal Freeman http://www.poetry-leaves.com/events
Author's Forum Event hosted by Evans Young
A discussion of my book Sharp Blue Search of Flame with Lolita Hernandez, author of Making Callaloo in Detroit
Sept 28, 5:30 pm, Hatcher Graduate Library, U-M, Ann Arbor, MI
Wayne State Universtiy Press 75th Anniversary Celebrations, Detroit, MI
Sept 29, 5 pm, N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art
Harbor Springs Festival of the Book, Harbor Springs, MI
Oct 1, 1 pm and 3 pm. Reading and Panel Discussion with WSUP authors Mary Ann Oomen, Thomas Lynch, Michael Delp
Wellspring Series hosted by poet and professor at CMU, Robert Fanning
Oct 3, 7:00 pm, Art Reach Center, 111 E. Broadway St., Downtown Mt. Pleasant, MI.
Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters: Made in Michigan Writers Event
Oct 28, Reading with M.L. Lielbler and Lynn Fay in Grand Rapids, MI. http://www.readwritelive.org/wsup-oct-2016.html
Jewish Book Festival
Nov 13, 10 am, Local Authors, Jewish Community Center, Ann Arbor, MI. http://book.jccannarbor.org/schedule/local-authors-2/
Aug 28, 3 pm, Nicola's Bookstore, Ann Arbor, MI
Reading with Ann Arbor poets, Chris Lord and Sue Budin
Celebration of 10 years of the Made in Michigan series, and 75 years of Wayne State University Press!
Panel discussion and reading on May 19, Hilberrry Theater in Detroit, 7 pm
Book Launch of Sharp Blue Search of Flame, sponsored by The Center of Education of Women, University of Michigan
Wednesday April 6, 2016, at 5 pm, Hussey Room, Michigan League
Poets and Pies Detroit: Reading with Terry Blackhawk and Dunya Mikhail
Thursday April 7, 7 pm. Hannan House, 4750 Woodward Ave., Detroit MI
Literati Bookstore; Reading with M.L. Liebler and Michael Delp
Thursday April 21, 7 pm at Literati Bookstore, Ann Arbor