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Feb 15: Writing Poetry


Thursday, February 15
7:00 – 8:00 pm


Henry Ford Centennial Library
3rd Floor – Room 30


This event is FREE and open to the public without registration.


Ready to write some poetry?  We’ve got some great news for you.  Local Dearborn authors Cal Freeman and Michael Lauchlan will be here to offer tips on writing poetry and will read some excerpts from their works.

Cal Freeman

Cal Freeman was born and raised in Detroit, MI. He is the author of the books Brother Of Leaving (Marick Press) and Fight Songs (Eyewear Publishing). His writing has appeared in many journals including New Orleans Review, Passages North, The Journal, Commonweal, Drunken Boat, and The Poetry Review. He is a recipient of The Devine Poetry Fellowship (judged by Terrance Hayes); he has also been nominated for multiple Pushcart Prizes in both poetry and creative nonfiction. He regularly reviews collections of poetry for the radio program Stateside on Michigan Public Radio. He currently lives in Dearborn, MI and teaches at Oakland University.

Michael Lauchlan

Michael Lauchlan’s poems have appeared in many publications and have been anthologized in Abandon Automobile (Wayne State University Press, 2001) and A Mind Apart. His earlier collections are And the Business Goes to Pieces and Sudden Parade, which both deal with stories about Detroit and its people. His latest work, Trumbull Ave., builds on those earlier collections.

For more information, please call 313-943-2330


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