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 like the page Robert Fanning, Poet on Facebook. Readings are listed by the latest listing first.
September 10, 2017: Kerrytown Book Festival, Ann Arbor, MI. Details TBD.
April, 2017: Literati Bookstore, Ann Arbor. Details TBD.
April, 2017: Scarab Club, Detroit. Details TBD.
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)