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2014 Midwest Literary Walk


ML Liebler | Chelsea Alehouse

ML Liebler is an internationally known and widely published Detroit poet, university professor, literary arts activist and arts organizer. He is the author of 13 books including the award winning Wide Awake in Someone Else’s

Bonnie Jo Campbell | Chelsea Alehouse

Bonnie Jo Campbell is the author of the bestselling novel Once Upon a River (July 2011, W.W. Norton) and a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow. She was a 2009 National Book Award finalist and National Book Critics

Diane Seuss | River Gallery

Diane Seuss’s most recent collection of poems, Four-Legged Girl, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in 2015. Her second book, Wolf Lake, White Gown Blown Open (2010), won the Juniper Prize for Poetry. A poem that

Mona Jean Cedar | Chelsea District Library

Mona Jean Cedar attended Julliard School for Theatrical Interpreting and the National Theater of the Deaf’s Actors’ Academy and currently lives Los Angeles. She composes poetry with American Sign Language and choreographs with foreign sign

Matt Bell | River Gallery

Matt Bell’s debut novel In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods was selected as a 2014 Michigan Notable Book and longlisted for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. He is also

Mardi Jo Link | River Gallery

Mardi Jo Link is the author of a memoir, Bootstrapper: From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm, and the true crime books, When Evil Came to Good Hart and Isadore’s Secret. She is

Garret Potter | Purple Rose Theatre

Garret Potter is a touring performance poet, published author, and writing workshop facilitator. He is the current host of the Ann Arbor Poetry Slam, winner of numerous poetry slams across the country, and competitor in

Harry Dolan | Purple Rose Theatre

Harry Dolan is the author of the mystery/suspense novels: Bad Things Happen (2009), Very Bad Men (2011), and The Last Dead Girl (2014). He graduated from Colgate University, where he majored in philosophy and studied


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