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Next Reading Event

September 22, 2021: Laurence W. Thomas and Ed Werstein
7 – 8:30 PM Via Zoom
Email cwpoetrycircle@gmail.com to request the meeting link.
Link will be emailed to you the day before the event.
Featured readers are followed by open mic.

LarryThomasLaurence W. Thomas, who has taught English on four continents, writes poetry covering the gamut from childhood games through love, mutability, and mortality. Founding editor of Third Wednesday, he has published many books. He’ll read from his latest: The CottageA Little of This, and Spindrift: New and Selected Poems.

EdWersteinEd Werstein received the Lorine Niedecker Prize from the Council for Wisconsin Writers and is regional VP of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets. His poems have appeared in RosebudBlue Collar ReviewStoneboat, and several anthologies. His books of poetry include A Tar Pit to Dye In and Communiqu: Poems From the Headlines.

All events take place from 7 to 8:45 P.M. in the Tea Room virtually via Zoom until further notice
The Crazy Wisdom Bookstore
114 South Main Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48014


Poetry readings are scheduled the 4th Wednesday of each month (except for December and August).  These events feature a reading by one or more well-published poets, followed by an Open Mic at which anyone is welcome to read something of their own or a favorite poem.

For now all events take place virtually via Zoom. Write us at cwpoetrycircle@gmail.com to receive the link on the day of the event.


On the second Wednesday of the month, we hold a relaxed and informal poetry workshop. Anyone is welcome to participate. At a workshop you are encouraged to present a poem you are working on for positive and constructive comment by your peers. Please bring about 8 copies of the work you are presenting. Until further notice we will hold workshops online via Zoom. Write us at cwpoetrycircle@gmail.com to receive the link on the day before the workshop). Read the guidelines for our poetry workshops HERE.

Your Poetry Circle Coordinators are Edward Morin, David Jibson and Rainey Lamey.

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