Welcome to the Marquette Poets Circle. This site will celebrate the publications of local authors and provide a space to share news, calls for submissions and thoughts about writing and poetry. Check the Events tab for future Marquette area events. For recent publications by members and other announcements, check out the News tab. See the Calls for Submissions tab for upcoming deadlines on many exciting opportunities.
Our Open Mic is the 1st Monday of the month (5:30PM-7:30PM) in the PWPL Conference Room of Peter White Library, on the main floor near the west entrance. Our next meeting will be held on October 5, 2015.
- October 2, 2015 Poetry Open Mic at Cafe Rosetta (104 Fifth St., Calumet) from 6:30PM-7:30PM.
- October 8, 2015 Kazim Ali, poet, for the NMU Visiting Writers series. Charcoal Room at the University Center at 7:30PM.
- October 15, 2015 Outloud open mic event at Joy Center in Ishpeming. 7pm.
- October 17, 2015 Poetry Society of Michigan Fall Meeting at the Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters in Grand Rapids.
- October 24, 2015 Materialize Your Inner Life: A Creative Writing Bootcamp
Join us for a two-day immersion into the heat of sparks, ideas, meaning, risk, signal, form and insurgencies of the heart. We’ll practice imagination’s rightful place in the lives of 21st century humans when we use free writing, collage, verbal improvisations and other text-based experiments to encourage leaps of faith, unlikely associations, fresh imagery and dazzling language. We’ll try a range of strategies for getting started and come back on day two with new work to share with the group. With Holly Wren Spaulding. http://college.interlochen.org/writingbootcamp