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A Circus of Poets: Readings by Robert Fanning, John Rybicki & Z.G. Tomaszewski

Thursday, June 18, 2015

6:30 - 8:00 pm

A Circus of Poets at GLCL Join us as three daring poets read their work and share their thoughts, all without a net!  This is a free event.  Parking is easy in our lot, which is the second driveway in back of our building (off of Eastern).  There is also a free City lot one block west.

Robert Fanning Robert Fanning is the author of American Prophet (Marick Press), The Seed Thieves (Marick Press) and Old Bright Wheel (Ledge Press Poetry Award). His poems have appeared in PoetryPloughsharesShenandoahThe Atlanta Review, and other journals. Recent work has also appeared on "The Writer's Almanac" with Garrison Keillor on NPR, and Fanning was interviewed at the Library of Congress for the nationally-syndicated radio program "The Poet and the Poem." A graduate of the University of Michigan and Sarah Lawrence College, he is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Central Michigan University. He is also the founder and facilitator of the Wellspring Literary Series in Mt. Pleasant, MI., where he lives with his wife, sculptor Denise Whitebread Fanning, and their two children. To read his work, visit

John Rybicki 

John Rybicki was born and raised in Detroit. He is the author of three poetry collections: Traveling at High Speeds (New Issues Press), We Bed Down into Water (Northwestern), and his most recent, When All the World Is Old (Lookout Books). Rybicki has taught with InsideOut Literary Arts Project and Wings of Hope Hospice  for children, though he currently teaches writing at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburg. When he’s not passing or setting off the torch you might find him changing tires, painting houses, or knocking around doing some carpentry.

ZG Tomaszewski

Z.G. Tomaszewski is a rambler, handyman, and musician, as well as a founding producer of Lamp Light Musical Festival and co-founder of Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters. Poems have appeared in many magazines, both in the U.S. and abroad. Tomaszewski has lived in Montana, Vermont, and Ireland, though currently bed-rocked in Grand Rapids where he’s working on shoring up the publication of his first full-length, All Things Dusk.



Event Type: Arts-Entertainment 

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