Bards and Brews is a live creative reading held the third Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Ore Dock Community Space. April’s readings will be by Josh Macivor-Anderson, Jacqueline Boucher and Sarah Bates. The event is free and open to all ages.
Josh MacIvor-Andersen is the author of the memoir, On Heights & Hunger, and the editor of Rooted, An Anthology of Arboreal Nonfiction, both forthcoming from Outpost19. His essays, reviews, and reportage have won numerous awards and two nominations for the Pushcart Prize, and can be found in journals such as Gulf Coast, Paris Review Daily, Fourth Genre, Arts and Letters, Sycamore Review, Diagram, and The Northwest Review, among others. He is currently at work on a collection of meditations on the dynamics of arrival, and is an assistant professor of English at NMU.
Sarah Bates is a Creative Writing MFA candidate at Northern Michigan University. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in First Class Lit, Washington Square Review, BOAAT, The Normal School, and Pacifica Literary Review, among others. She is from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and currently lives in Marquette, Michigan with her golden doodle, River.
Jacqueline Boucher is an MFA candidate studying spoken word poetry and its ties to social justice and community organization. She currently serves as the Spoken Word Editor for Passages North, where she will take over as Managing Editor in the fall of 2017. Her work has appeared in Heavy Feather Review, Paper Nautilus, The Butter, and other magazines.