Great authors at Mentobe Cafe on Wednesday, May 29th!

Wednesday Night SessionsJoin us on Wednesday night, May 29th, at Mentobe Cafe at 7pm for this month’s edition of Wednesday Night Sessions.

You won’t want to miss the writers Robert Fanning, Karrie Waarala, and Zack Ravas.

Robert Fanning is the author of two full-length poetry collections, American Prophet (Marick Press) and The Seed Thieves(Marick Press) and a chapbook, Old Bright Wheel (Ledge Press Poetry Award). His poems have appeared in Poetry,PloughsharesShenandoahThe Atlanta Review, and other journals. An Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Central Michigan University, Fanning’s writing awards include a Creative Artist Grant from ArtServe Michigan, the Inkwell Poetry Award, and the Foley Poetry Award. He lives in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan with his wife, sculptor Denise Whitebread Fanning, and their two children. To read more of his work, visit

Zack Ravas was born screaming in a Downriver hospital but has spent the better part of his life residing in the suburbs of Detroit. A graduate of Eastern Michigan University, he holds a degree in both Creative Writing and Film Studies, which he puts to good use by writing unpublishable stories and watching way too many classic Hollywood movies. He has also worked for an internet radio station specializing in shoegaze and dream pop music, as well as a website dedicated to Asian cinema. He is a future MFA candidate at California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

Karrie Waarala‘s work has appeared in journals such as Iron Horse Literary ReviewPANKThe CollagistVinyl, andSouthern Indiana Review. She is a poetry editor at the museum of americana and holds an MFA from the Stonecoast Program at University of Southern Maine. A multiple Pushcart nominee, Karrie has also received critical acclaim forLONG GONE: A Poetry Sideshow, a one-woman show based on her collection of circus poems. She really wishes she could tame tigers and swallow swords.

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