Bards & Brews is a live creative reading held the third Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Ore Dock Community Space. September’s readings will feature fiction writer Ryder Collins, poet Dennis Hinrichsen, and essayist Josh MacIvor-Andersen. Launched in 2015 by U.P. Poet Laureate Andrea Scarpino, the series serves as a platform for visiting writers and local artists to share their work with the city of Marquette. Help us celebrate Josh MacIvor-Andersen’s debut memoir, On Heights & Hunger, new from Outpost19. Books are for sale and the event is free and open to all ages.
Ryder Collins has a novel, Homegirl! Her chapbook, The way the sky was now, won Heavy Feather Review’s first fiction chapbook contest, and she has two chapbooks of poetry, i am hopscotch w/out hop and Orpheus on toast. She lives in Milwaukee, where ATMs used to be called “Tyme Machines” and beer PBR.
Dennis Hinrichsen’s most recent book is Skin Music, co-winner of the 2014 Michael Waters Poetry Prize from Southern Indiana Review Press. His previous books have won the Akron, FIELD, and Tampa Poetry Prizes. He has also received a 2014 Best of the Net Award and the 2016 Third Coast Poetry Prize. He taught for many years at Lansing Community College and currently lives in Lansing, Michigan.
Josh MacIvor-Andersen is a former Tennessee-state tree climbing champion, the author of the memoir On Heights & Hunger, and the editor of Rooted: An Anthology of Arboreal Nonfiction. His essays, reviews, and reportage have won numerous awards and nominations for the Pushcart Prize, and can be found in a variety of journals, magazines, and anthologies. He also rescues tree-trapped cats.