Saturday, February 15, 2020

Feb 16,200 Broadside Lotus Press Poets Theater at U of D-Mercy Grounds Coffee Haus in the Student Union

The Dudley Randall Center for Print Culture and Broadside Lotus Press
Presents the Poets Theater
U of D-Mercy Campus McNichols and Livernois 
Grounds Coffee House, lower level of the Student Union.
Free and open to the public
Enter at the McNichols entrance. Take the road that leads to the Livernois side of the campus, the Student Union will be on your right.  

Sunday, 2/16/ 2020
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Writing Workshop from 3 - 4:30. Bring your work in progress to read and get feedback. 
The Workshop Prompts are from Poets and Writers. Choose one or two to write in the workshop tomorrow. 

1. Write a poem that captures a moment in the rain 

2. Write a poem inspired by extreme weather

3.  Write a poem attempting to find meaning in visual artifacts

4. Write a poem exploring the idea of slipping into another’s skin

5. Write a poem inspired by your school days  

6.  Write a poem that flows like a river

7.  Write a poem inspired by emptiness

8. Write a poem about perceptions of love

9. Write a write about your interior self

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Jan 19, 2020 MLK DAY Rally, March & Cultural Program at St Mathew's & St Joseph's Church Detroit MI




Jan 2020- Detroit- Aurora Harris-New Poetry Anthology- RESPECT: The Poetry of Detroit Music

I'm happy to announce my poem "Beautiful" has been published in the anthology Respect: The Poetry of Detroit Music, edited by Jim Daniels and ML Liebler. Wonderful poems in this book!

https://www.amazon.com/Poetry-Detroit-Music-Jim-Daniels/dp/1611863368


Detroit Poetry: Jan 2020 Broadside Lotus Press Poets Theater Poetry Writing Workshop Schedule

Happy New Year again!
The Broadside Lotus Press Poets Theater writing workshops resume on Jan 19,2020, 3:00 -5:30 p.m at U of D-Mercy's Grounds Coffe Haus in the lower level of the Student Union. Free and open to the public. Bring works in progress for feedback or write new poems. Enter at McNichols, drive to the Livernois side past the guard booth to the parking lot, the building is on the right side.

Dates are Jan 19, 2020, Feb 16, 2020, March 15, 2020, ad April 19, 2020. Hosted by Aurora Harris and Dr. Rosemary Weatherston

Best!
Aurora Harris

Thursday, March 14, 2019

2019 Annual Motown Mic Spoken Word Contest at Motown Museum Detroit, MI

Attention Poets!
For 2019, every Friday in March, the Motown Museum has a spoken word contest called "Motown Mic". Poets compete for  the highest points and are judged  by 4 judges. 8:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m.
Winners advanced to the Grand Finale for a grand prize  of $1000.00 and publication on a broadside by Detroit's Broadside Lotus Press! The contest is in its sixth year and I have been happy to serve as one of the judges!

The Motown Museum is located on West Grand Boulevard in Detroit. The site is east of Rosa Parks Boulevard and west of Woodward and the John C. Lodge Expressway (M-10).

Motown Museum
2648 West Grand Boulevard
Detroit, Michigan 48208
(313) 875-2264
Here is information about the contest: https://www.motownmuseum.org/

 https://www.motownmuseum.org/about-the-museum/motownmic/

Past winners can be found on YouTube


March 17, 2019 Poetry: Broadside Lotus Press Poets Theater 3:00 5:30 p.m.

REMINDER:

The Dudley Randall Center for Print Culture and Broadside Lotus Press
Presents the Poets Theater
U of D-Mercy Campus McNichols and Livernois 
Grounds Coffee House, lower level of the Student Union..
Sunday, 3/17/ 19 
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Writing Workshop from 3 - 4:30. 
Bring your work in progress to read and get feedback. 
Open Mic from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Bring a poem by a favorite female poet for Women's History Month to share. 
Poetry writing prompts will be provided.
Free and open to the public

Enter at the McNichols entrance. Take the road that leads to the Livernois side of the campus, the Student Union will be on your right.  

Broadside Lotus Press on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BroadsideLotusPress/


Sunday, January 20, 2019

2019 Jan 21: Detroit MLK Day Rally, March and Cultural Program of Poets

On Monday, Jan 21, 2019, we will be having our annual MLK Day rally, march, and cultural event.  I will be hosting the cultural event's poetry reading at 3:00 p.m.  See https://mlkdetroit.org/

Rally  and March for “Jobs, Peace & Justice”

Monday, January 21, 2019
12 Noon

Please note the NEW LOCATION

St. Matthew’s St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church

8850 Woodward, Detroit 48202
(between King and Holbrook)

March follows the Rally

3 PM – Community meal, poetry and music (following march) at
St. Matthew’s St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church