Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Liebler gets national nod, rocks out with Sinclair at Alvin's

Posted on Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 12:31 PM

Organizing retreats for Michigan writers, putting together local and out of state poetry workshops, hosting open-mic night’s at Music Hall’s Jazz Cafe, publishing in local publications and across the country, M.L. Liebler continues to be one of the most active voices in Detroit’s literary community.

But Detroit word-smiths aren't the only folks to take notice of Liebler's work and commitment.

Poets & Writers, Inc of New York City for recently awarded the poet the esteemed Barnes & Noble 2010 Writers for Writers Award, putting Liebler in the company of writers the likes of Russell Banks, A.M. Holmes, Stanley Kunitz, Bob Holman, Edward Albee, Judy Blume, Mary Higgins Clark, Stephen King, Barbara Kingsolver, Wally Lamb, Walter Mosley, Susan Sontag, and Amy Tan. Congrats, M.L.!

The Writers for Writers Award is given to writers who’ve helped other writers supported their local literary community.

Metro Times went on the road this spring with Liebler. Read the cover story here.

You can catch not only the poetry of M.L. Liebler, but also the fiery words of Cass Corridor legend John Sinclair at the newly re-opened Alvin’s Bar on Wednesday October 14th from 7 to10 p.m.

Alvin’s is at 5756 Cass Ave. More: www.alvinsoncass.com

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