Here is a list of recent and upcoming readings; check back for readings/events/interviews or sign up for the blog to receive notifications of readings. Or: email Robert directly for news! Readings are listed by the latest listing first.
Date TBD: Alma College
July 20, 2018. 7pm. Poetry at the Pines. Dow Gardens, Midland.
March 22, 2018, 8pm: Faculty Reading Series. Park Library, Central Michigan University, with Darrin Doyle
March 9, 2018. 6:00pm. Books and Mortar Bookstore, Grand Rapids, with ZG Tomaszewski and Kyle Vandeventer.
February 22, 2018. 7:30pm. Northern Michigan University Visiting Writer Series. Marquette, MI. With Randa Jarrar.
February 5, 2018. 7:00pm. Schuler’s Books and Cafe SE, 2660 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI. 49512. GLCL (Write 616) & Michigan Poet Benefit Reading, with Karen Carica.
September 30, 2017: Red Sky Stage, Petoskey, MI. With Jeffrey Bean, Judy Brice, and Charlie Brice.
September 17, 2017: Poetry at the Farmhouse, Franklin, MI. With Nandi Comer and David James.
September 10, 2017: Kerrytown Book Festival, Ann Arbor, MI. A Panel of poets, featuring Robert Fanning, Cindy Hunter Morgan, Keith Taylor and ZG Tomaszewski. Moderated by Zilka Joseph.
August 7, 2017: 5pm. Michigan Poets Reading from anthology Michigan / Michigan in Poetry, sponsored by New Issues Press. Leland Township Library.
July 8, 2017: 3pm. Reading by Robert Fanning, Charlie Brice, Judy Brice, Jason Irwin and Jen Ashburn. C.C. Mellow Library, Edgewood, Pittsburgh, PA.
June 24, 2017: 2pm, Reading by Robert Fanning and ZG Tomaszewski. Horizon Books, Traverse City, MI.
May 25, 2017. 8pm: Reading by Robert Fanning, Bancroft Crystal Ballroom, Saginaw, MI.
May 25, 2017. 2:00pm: Featured poet, Theodore Roethke Birthday Celebration, Roethke House, Saginaw, MI.
May 21, 2017. 2:00pm: Reading by Robert Fanning for “Musing” Series, Detroit. Hosted by Ann Holdreith. Hannan House 4750 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 48201.
May 20, 2017: Reading by Robert Fanning and Peter Markus, Pages Book Shop, 19560 Grand River, Detroit, MI.
May 4, 2017: “Poetry at Literati,” Literati Bookstore, Ann Arbor. Details TBD.
April 30, 2017, 3pm: Cellar 152, Sponsored by Elk Rapids Public Library, Elk Rapids, MI.
March 31, 2017, 7pm: Grolier Poetry Book Shop, Boston, MA. 6 Plympton St, Cambridge, MA 02138
March 10, 2017, 6pm: Reading by Robert Fanning, ZG Tomaszewski and Eric Torgersen. Books and Mortar Bookstore, Grand Rapids, MI.
February 23, 2017, 8pm: Faculty reading with Matthew Roberson. Central Michigan University.
May 22, 2016, 2:00pm: Reading by Robert Fanning for “Musing” Series, Detroit. Hosted by Ann Holdreith. Hannan House 4750 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 48201.
April 2, 2016, 5pm: Launch of “Sheet Music,” a chapbook by Robert Fanning. Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters, 758 Wealthy Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI.
January 16, 2016, 2:00pm: Launch of “The Michigan Poet, Collected Poems 2010-2015” (Anthology of Michigan Poets), Great Lakes Book and Supply, Big Rapids, MI.
October 15, 2015, 8pm: Faculty reading with Matthew Roberson. Central Michigan University.
October 1, 2015, 7pm: Springfed Ferndale Writing Series, with Dennis Hinrichsen and Janet Lawless. Ferndale Public Library, 222 E. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale, MI 48220.
July 23, 2015, 6:00pm: north45east Poetry Reading, ArtLoft, Alpena, MI. Robert Fanning, Keith Taylor, Dennis Hinrichsen, Janeen Rastall, John Buckley, David James.
June 18, 2015, 6:30pm: “A Circus of Poets: A reading by Robert Fanning, John Rybicki and Zachary Tomaszewski,” The Writers Hub, 758 Wealthy Street SE, Grand Rapids
May 13, 2015, 5:30pm: Guest speaker/presenter for the launch of “To Start A Fire: 20 Years of InsideOut Literary Arts Project,” published by WSU Press on the Made in Michigan Writers Series. Trinosophes, Detroit.
May 7, 2015, 3pm: Salmon Book Shop, Ennistimon, County Clare, Ireland. In celebration of National Poetry Day in Ireland.
May 5, 2015, 11am: “On the Nail” Reading Series, sponsored by Limerick Writers Centre. The Locke Bar, Limerick, Ireland
April 13, 2015: Delta College, Bay City, MI
October 23, 2014: 7pm: Pea River Journal Fall Issue Launch reading, Theodore Roethke House, Saginaw.
October 9, 2014, 8pm: Reading with Matt Roberson, Central Michigan University.
June, 19, 2014: Reading with Keith Taylor, Alison Swan at the Theodore Roethke House, Saginaw.
March, 24, 2014: Wayne State University, 1:30pm
February 19, 2014, 8pm. Reading with Matt Roberson, Central Michigan University.
November 3, 2013: Harmony Brewing Co., Grand Rapids, MI. 8pm, (Poetry and Pints Series) with Diane Wakoski and Patricia Clark
November 21, 2013: Lansing’s Old Town, Lansing, MI. 7:30pm, (Launch for Poetry in Michigan / Michigan in Poetry, New Issues Press)
September 20, 2013: The Scarab Club, Detroit, MI.
August 8, 2013: Alpena Art Loft, Alpena, MI.
July 16, 2013: Sweetwaters Cafe, Ann Arbor, MI. (Skazat! Series)
May 29, 2013: Mentobe Cafe, Farmington, (Wednesday Night Sessions series)
May 16, 2013: Plymouth Coffee Bean Company
April 14, 2013: Literary Life, Grand Rapids
April 4, 2013, 8pm: Central Michigan University, with Matthew Roberson
March 26, 2013, 7pm: Alma College
October 5, 2012, 6pm: Detroit Artist’s Market. Opening for “Our Vision, Our Voice”
July 25, 2012: Reading and interview, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Featured on the show “The Poet and the Poem,” with host Grace Cavalieri.
May 20, 2012, 2pm: Guest reader at the Theodore Roethke annual Celebration, Saginaw, MI.
April 27, 2012, 7pm: Literary Life Bookstore, Grand Rapids, MI.
February 23, 2012, 8pm: Reading with Darrin Doyle at Central Michigan University.
October 19, 2011: Featured reader at the Woodward Line Series, Scarab Club, Detroit, MI. (with Derek Burleson, Robert Lipton)
October 2, 2011: Featured reader at “Ode to Autumn” event @ Oaken Transformations Sculpture and Poetry Walk, 6893 Grand River, Brighton, MI. (Free and open to the public)
September 18, 2011: 2:30-4:30pm: Musings Series, Scarab Club, Detroit, MI.
August 7, 2011, 3-6pm: Workshop and Public Reading, Literary Life Bookstore, Grand Rapids, MI. (workshop costs a small fee–contact the bookstore; reading is free!)
July 30, 2011, 3-6pm: Poetry Reading @ Oaken Transformations Sculpture and Poetry Walk, 6893 Grand River Road, Brighton, MI (free)
July 15, 2011: “Heimat” Art Exhibit, Featured Reader, Esslingen, Germany
June 17, 2011: National Federation of State Poetry Societies Conference, Dearborn, MI
June 6, 2011: “Words in the Park” with Jeffrey Bean, Jeff VandeZande, Mt. Pleasant, MI
May 22, 2011: 1:00pm: Theodore Roethke Rouse, Saginaw, MI
May 19, 2011, 6:30pm: “Poets’ Follies” at the Ewald BranchPublic Library, Grosse Pointe, MI.(with Chad Sweeney and William Olsen)