Detroit's Write Word Write Now, an incredible collection of poets, and the group responsible for the fantastic quartet of Snowbound Readings in the fall of 2006/winter 2007, are back!!!
The following comes from the Detroit Poetry Collective, and I can wholeheartedly recommend you attend all four of the readings they've set up for this summer as I've seen at least one of the performers that will be present each of those nights and all are well worth your time.
DETROIT, Mich., May 24, 2008 - Detroit Poetry Collective & Music Hall Center for Performing Arts Presents the Write Word Write Now Summer Solstice Series for 2008. This year’s Solstice Series is scheduled for June 20th, July 18th, August 22nd, and September 19th at the Jazz Café inside the Music Hall, Detroit MI. Artists include world renown poets such as Carl Phillips, Allison Joseph, Ross Gay, Janice Harrington, Vievee Francis and emerging writers, Dwayne Betts & Ashaki Jackson; while also presenting our Detroit-based talent, the Write Word Write Now coterie. The writers may be available for interviews upon request."By integrating spoken word with the written word, we're creating a new hybrid poet/writer...and there's a need to cultivate artists who have been able to combine the two, they are the future of Detroit's poetic legacy...soon we'll be a literary mecca..." said Christina Archer, President of Detroit Poetry Collective. "We would like to put Detroit on the map as one of the great cultural cities among many other things. And I am excited to continue my efforts, exposing the community to, not only poetry in our own backyard, but poetry across the world."
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