Lit Life: Workshop and Reading

Sign up now if you’d like to be one of 12 participants in my workshop at Literary Life Bookstore in Grand Rapids, MI. in August! Here are the details…

Through the Lens:  

“Micro-imagery” in Poetry


Workshop w/ Robert Fanning

Sunday, August 7


We’re excited to announce our first literary workshop of the year

with our friend and regional poet Robert Fanning!

The workshop is open to the first 12 folks that register at LitLife.  Tickets are $30.

We look forward to seeing those of you who are able to attend!



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Topic Information
summer doorIn this workshop, participants will work with acclaimed poet Robert Fanning to read and discuss model poems, as well as write new material.  The focus of the workshop will be imagery, particularly with regard to how poets can employ imagery as a lens, zooming and ranging across the landscape of an experience, with close attention to how the small details or “micro-images” in a poem contribute to the whole.  Workshop participants will have the chance to write and share drafts generated in the workshop, and to engage in feedback of their work with Robert and the other participants.

**NOTE:  Tickets are $30 for participation in the two-hour workshop.  There will be a total of 12 participants. Come in soon to Literary Life Bookstore and register to reserve your seat!

Robert FanningRobert Fanning
Robert Fanning is the author of American Prophet (Marick Press, 2009), The Seed Thieves (Marick Press, 2006) and Old Bright Wheel (Ledge Press Poetry Award 2003). His poems have appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, Shenandoah, The Atlanta Review, The Hawaii Review, and other journals.  An Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Central Michigan University, Robert’s writing awards include a Creative Artist Grant from ArtServe Michigan, the Inkwell Poetry Award, and the Foley Poetry Award.
*Special Event:  Poetry Reading*
The workshop will be followed by a public reading by Robert Fanning beginning at 5pm (August 7th).So, even if you didn’t have the opportunity to participate in the workshop you can attend a reading by our guest. (No cost and open to all).