Wednesday, April 5th
7 PM, Signal-Return
The Motor Signal Reading Series jolts the poetry reading out of its conventional form. It is a monthly literary showcase that launched in February 2014, curated by Literary Detroit and hosted at Signal-Return. Motor Signal invites local poets to read their work, but it goes beyond a typical poetry reading by involving the audience in an activity of literary co-creation.
BIO: Editor of East Village Magazine in Flint. She has a MFA in creative writing from Warren Wilson College and poetry and personal essays are her favorite genres.
BIO: Tawana "Honeycomb" Petty is a mother, social justice organizer, youth advocate, poet, author and visionary educator. She was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and is intricately involved in water rights, digital justice and visionary organizing work.
Thursday, April 6th
Woodward Lecture Series: Lesley Dill
6:30 PM, Walter B. Ford Auditorium
Lesley Dill is an American artist working at the intersection of language and visual art. Exploring the power of words to cloak and reveal the psyche, Dill invests new meaning in the human form.
Friday, April 7th
Exhibitions opening around the city of Detroit
See our list of exhibitions here.
Saturday, April 8th
Workshops at various Detroit print collectives
See our workshop page to sign up for a class
Letterpress Printing Demonstration
The Print Shop in the Streets of Old Detroit
Detroit Historical Museum
5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202
The print shop will be open from 1 - 4 PM,
Printer Ralph Rinaldi will be demonstrating letterpress printing
Sunday, April 9th
Power of the Press Fest Print Market at Eastern Market Shed 5
12–5 PM, Free and open to the public
Artist vendors; printmaking, papermaking, and bookbinding demonstrations; poetry readings and more.
See our full list of vendors, demonstrations and readings here.