Innisfree This Week:
Tuesday February 4 at 7PM – Weekly Open Poetry Reading
Wednesday February 5th at 4PM – Tom Worrell and John Sinclair
John Sinclair (born October 2, 1941) is an American poet from Detroit, one-time manager of the band MC5, and leader of the White Panther Partyâ€”a militantly anti-racist countercultural group of white socialists seeking to assist the Black Panthers in the Civil Rights movementâ€”from November 1968 to July 1969. Sinclair was a member of the Class of 1960 at Albion College in Albion, Michigan, but he dropped out after his freshman year. Sinclair attended the Flint College of the University of Michigan, now the University of Michigan-Flint. During his time at UM-Flint he served on the university’s Publications Board, school newspaper “the word”, and was the president of the Cinema Guild. He graduated in 1964.
Tom Worrell has performed with Johnny Adams, Deacon John, Marva Wright, Mem Shannon, Walter Wolfman Washington, Solomon Burke, Johnny Sansone, The Wild Magnolias and Shebe Kimbourgh. His recording experience includes appearances with the Wild Magnolias, J. Monqueâ€™D, and The Professor Longhair Foundation Presents Piano Night at Tipitinaâ€™s C.D.
Thursday February 6th at 7PM – Karen Douglass
Karen Douglassâ€™s books include Red Goddess Poems; Bones in the Chimney (fiction); Green Rider, Thinking Horse (non-fiction); and Sostenuto, (poems), and The Great Hunger (poems) from Plain View Press, 2009.
Saturday February 8th at 2PM – Helene Rose
Helene Rose, MS, is dedicated to inspiring and nourishing your inner light. She has a BS in Mechanical Engineering, a MS in Curriculum Development, and enjoys supporting people of all ages to empower self-knowledge and self-understanding. When she writes, she gathers up all the love she feels and experiences and tries to capture it into the words she places on the paper. She lives in Boulder, Colorado with her children.