This weekend, the English Department is proud to sponsor the Rob Bixby/March Street Press Reading and Tribute (2:00-4:00PM), Saturday, October 5, Richmond Center.
Ten poets and writers with Michigan ties will gather to read their work and to celebrate the life and contribution of Robert J. Bixby (Masters of Social Work from WMU), fiction writer, editor, and publisher of March Street Press, who died last fall. All of the visitors have had books published by Robert Bixby; all will come at their own expense and will donate the proceeds from sales of their books to help fund the Robert J. Bixby Award in Creative Writing, established this spring with a gift from Bixby’s widow, Kathy Bixby.
Readers: Arnie Johnston, Deborah Ann Percy, David R. James, Josie Kearns, Elizabeth Kerlikowske, Lynn Pattison, Beverly Matherne, Keith Taylor, Rosalie Sanara Petrouske, John Rybicki, and Eric Torgersen.
This event is sponsored by the Creative Writing Program, the Department of English, the WMU Development Office, and the WMU Libraries. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and a book signing follows the reading. Book sales will be handled by Dean Hauck of Kalamazoo’s Michigan News Agency.
For more information about the event, please contact Arnie Johnston at 269-870-0703, email@example.com or Anne Tappan Strother, firstname.lastname@example.org.