Grand Rapids Poets’ Conference, April 2-5

By Lisa M. Rabey
Systems & Web Librarian

To celebrate National Poetry Month, Grand Rapids Community College is thrilled to host the first historic Grand Rapids Poets’ Conference, chaired by Grand Rapids’ poet laureate and GRCC’s own, David Cope. In addition to being a well-regarded and respected professor, Cope is also a nationally lauded and award winning poet.

The conference, which begin on April 2, will host numerous local and national poets, including poets from GRCC, Grand Valley State University, Aquinas College and Calvin College. In addition, all four of the Grand Rapids Poet Laureates and poets from all walks of life will be in attendence. Panels and sessions will be held during the day at 108 Sneden Hall and readings will be held on the second floor of the library at night.

Sponsored by GRCC, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids, the conference is free and open to the public.

For more information, please check out the conference’s Facebook page and website.


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