M.L. Liebler

Detroit Poet, Literary Arts Director & Editor

       poetry performances

  • M. L. Liebler's Beatles Forever Library SHows 2018

STARRING M. L. Liebler, CHARLIE PALAZZOLA, EDDIE BARANEK, MAX BEARDSLEY, RICK BEARDSLEY, LOU D LOU and special guest ted nagy WITH BEATLE BOB KOSKI ON FILM AND Bob Koski on films & AS ED SULLIVAN PLUS 28 BEATLE SONGS PERFORMED LIVE WITH FILM.  

Free, All ages, Public Shows

  • July 26, Thursday at 6pm beatles Forever heads to the william p. faust library of westland located at 6123 Central City Pkwy
    Westland, MI 48185 / FREE / www.westlandlibrary.org / (734) 326-6123

  • August 1. Wednesday  7:00pm at The Algonac River Front Music in the Park Series. The park is on the St. Clair River across from their library and City Hall. Yu can't miss it. for more info http://www.claytownship.org/ and www.cityofalgonac.org

  • August 7 Tuesday at 6:30pm beatles forever plays marshall District library located at 124 west green street / marshall, mi    / 269-781-7821 / https://www.yourmdl.org/   The show will actually be held Great Escape Stage Company located @ 110 E. Michigan Ave., Marshall, MI 49068.

  • september 6 Thursday at 6:30pm Beatles Forever in Chelsea at The Train Depot near the Railroad Tracks sponsored by The Chelsea District Library. Free!  The Chelsea Depot |  125 Jackson St, Chelsea, MI 48118 

  • October 4 Tuesday at 7:00pm at Wayne County Community College - Taylor Campus. More Info TBA.

       Heaven Was Detroit 2018 TOUr  Continues

M.L. Liebler will be joined by Ted Nagy, Lou D Lou, Rick Beardsley, Shelby Lynn Liebler & Carole Hoste to perform Detroit music selections with readings from jazz to hip hop ad the heaven was detroit anthology ( a library of Michigan Notable Book Awardee for 2017). his recent book  from The Wayne State University Press is still selling and quite popular: Heaven Was Detroit: Essays on Detroit Music from Jazz to Hip Hop and Beyond won the 2017 Michigan Notable Book and the Forward Book awards.
  • august 15, Wednesday at 7:00pm The Heaven Tour hits West bloomfield at The West Bloomfield Pubic Library Main /  4600 Walnut Lake Road / West Bloomfield, MI 48323 / 248-682-2120 Free & Open to all ages http://www.westbloomfieldlibrary.org/

 

           M. L. Liebler solo Events Spring/Summer 201

  • July 14 M.L. Liebler joins Charlie Brice and Judy Brice for Charlie's Book Launch in Pittsburgh, PA. Details to follow.

  • August 10, Friday 8pm at Beyond Baroque in Venice California with M. L. Liebler & The LA Coyote Monks featuring Willie Aron, Dave SoyARs, John Bardy, Pat Thomas & others. Plus a very rare performance by Seattle's Punk Rock Ukulele  Player and Wordsmith Carmaig du Forest with Poetry and Fiction readings by NYC Poet Laurel Blossom, Venice's Richard Modiano, LA's Ford  Fairlane extraordinaire Rex Weiner. www.beyondbaroque.org

  • August 19, Sunday 3:30pm M. L. Liebler  & The Coyote Monk Poetry Band Return for a special performance at  The Motor City Muscle: The Rock & Muscle Car Festival  on The Underground Stage at Hart Plaza. Free. With Special Guests

  • September 15 Saturday Noon-4:00pm The Midtown Detroit International Literary Walk with Edward Hirsch and others TBA.

  • October 20, Saturday The Windsor International Book Festival TBA

 

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Past 2018 readings and shows:

  • january 11 thursday at 7:00pm as part of "Call & response / Art meets poetry Gallery Show" / at The Grosse Pointe Congregational Church, 240 Chalfonte Avenue, Grosse Pointe Farms, mi. Joining Liebler in the group of poets were: Ava Ansari, Dawn McDuffie and John Milan of Detroit, Peter Caborn of Grosse Pointe Woods, Annmarie Erickson and Alinda Wasner of Beverly Hills, Kelly Fordon of Grosse Pointe City, Caroline Maun of Grosse Pointe Park, K. Michelle Moran of Harrison Township, Ronald Strickler of Grosse Pointe Shores and Mary Stebbins Taitt of Grosse Pointe Farms. Read the macomb daily story here http://www.macombdaily.com/article/MD/20180106/NEWS/180109753

  • January 17, Wednesday at 7:00pm The St. Clair Shores Poetry Workshop now in its 27th Year with M. L. Liebler. Free and Open to All Ages 15-100. Free. Bring 10-15 copies of your work you would like to workshop in a positive, supportive workshop. The St. Clair Shores Library is located at 22500 East Eleven Mile Road at Jefferson in St. Clair Shores. Free, Lighted, Close Parking.  For more info (586) 771-9020 / http://www.scslibrary.org/ {This workshop is held every third Wednesday at 7-8:30pm including Feb 21, March 21, April 18, May 16.

  • January 18 Thursday at 7:00pm Poets & Pies Workshop & Reading Series at The Hannan Foundation with detroit poet dawn mc duffie.come & hear an  acclaimed widely published poet read, offer a writing prompt and then the audience reads their work all while eating delicious pies. Free & open to all. The hannan foundation is located at 4750 woodward at hancock in midtown. free parking behind the building. free admission, free pie, free writing prompt. located https://www.facebook.com/events/324109901437760/

  • january 20, saturday I Got a Lust for Life: The Unique Words and Sounds of Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. 10am with Ben Blackwell and crew in Old Main at WSU, Tyehimba Jess reads at 2;30 at the toledo library  http://music.wayne.edu/outreach/words-and-sounds.php /

    6:00 PM  Panel Discussion at GlasSalon Pavilion, Toledo Museum of Art  (2444 Monroe St., Toledo)  Featuring:

  • Tyehimba Jess – Detroit native, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet
  • Lee Ellen Martin – Jazz vocalist and Jon Hendricks scholar
  • M.L. Liebler – Detroit-based, award-winning poet and editor of the anthology Heaven Was Detroit: From Jazz to Hip-Hop and Beyond
  • Frances Brockington – Associate Professor of Voice, Wayne State University
  • January 24, wednesday 7:00pm-9:00pm detroit tonight live featuring Suzanne Scarfone, Jake Bass, Benjamin Turner & Mary Stebbins Taitt at the jazz cafe of detroit inside the music hall 350 madison avenue actoss from the gem theater, comerica park and ford field. free admission and close secure parking. All Ages. https://www.facebook.com/events/185190908884377/ 

  • january 25, thursday at 12:30pm In Conversation with legendary poet quincy troupe at the wayne state university humanities center on second floor (behind the elevator)of the faculty/administration building located off kirby at anthony wayne drive. paid parking off kirby. free & open to all. quincy reads at 6:00pm at the Wright African american museum on warren at brush. free.                                                                                                             

  • January 31, wednesday the detroit writers' guild & the wayne writers forum presents open mic at the jazz cafe at the music hall at the jazz cafe of detroit inside the music hall 350 madison avenue actoss from the gem theater, comerica park and ford field. free admission and close secure parking. All Ages. http://jazzcafedetroit.com/

  • January 31, Thursday at 7-8pm The Great Michigan Read with M. L. Liebler at The St. Clair Shores Public Library. This year's book is X: A Novel. Limited number of books to check out, but all welcome.  The St. Clair Shores Library is located at 22500 East Eleven Mile Road at Jefferson in St. Clair Shores. Free, Lighted, Close Parking.  To REGISTER CALL (586) 771-9020 (limted number of slots) / http://www.scslibrary.org/

  • February 14, Wednesday at 7-8:00pm The Great Michigan Read with M. L. Liebler at The St. Clair Shores Public Library. This year's book is X: A Novel. Limited number of books to check out, but all welcome.  The St. Clair Shores Library is located at 22500 East Eleven Mile Road at Jefferson in St. Clair Shores. Free, Lighted, Close Parking.  For more info (586) 771-9020 / http://www.scslibrary.org/

  • February 28, Wednesday at 7:00pm-8:00pm The Great Michigan Read with M. L. Liebler at The St. Clair Shores Public Library. This year's book is X: A Novel. Limited number of books to check out, but all welcome.  The St. Clair Shores Library is located at 22500 East Eleven Mile Road at Jefferson in St. Clair Shores. Free, Lighted, Close Parking.  For more info (586) 771-9020 / http://www.scslibrary.org/

  • april 14 at 1:00pm M. L. Liebler, Kim Addonizio andf ther Finalist for the 2017 Paterson Poetry Prize. The Paterson Poetry center in The Hamilton Club on Church Street at the PASSAIC COMMUNITY College Campus. paterson, NJ. FREE.

  • April 16, Monday 6:00-8:00pm The  Murray Jackson Creative Scholar in Residence Award  Reading. M. L. will be joined by The Heaven Was Detroit  Band featuring Frankie The K, Ted Nagy, LouDLou, Markita Moore, Carole Hoste and Shelby Liebler reading his forthcoming Memoir Hound Dog: A Poets Memoir of Rock, Revolution and Redemption . Wayne State University Welcome Center located on the corner of Woodward and Warren Avenue. Plenty of close by parking. FREE and Open to All. http://maps.wayne.edu/

  • April 23, Monday  at 6:00pm Beatles Forever Show at The Warren Public Library at Warren Civic Center Library / One City Square, Suite 100 / Warren, MI  48092-2396586-751-0770 / http://www.warrenlibrary.net/ FREE & Open to all ages

  • May 20, Sunday, 2:00pm The Beatles Forever Show goes North fort a rare Sunday afternoon show at The Rogers City Theater  / 257 North Third Street /Rogers City, MI 49779 / Info Line: (989) 734-3861 / Business Office: (989) 734-7368. FREE & Open to All. For more info http://www.rogerscitytheater.com/

  • june 12, Tuesday 6:00pm The Beatles Forever show travels northwest to the tamarack public library located at 832 south lincoln street / lakeview, mi 48850 Phone 989-352-6274 http://tamaracklibrary.org/ FREE!

  • June 16, Saturday at 1:00pm Beatles Forever Show at The Harrison Township Public Library / 38255 L'Anse Creuse Harrison Township, MI 48045 / https://htlibrary.org/ Free & Open to all ages

  • June 18, Monday at 6:30pm Beatles Forever Show at The Harper Woods Public Library located  at 19601 Harper Ave (just off the allard road exit of i-94), Harper Woods, MI 48225 / 313-343-2575 / http://www.harperwoodslibrary.org/ FREE. Open to All.

  • June 25, Monday at 7:00pm Beatles Forever at The West Bloomfield Pubic Library Main /  4600 Walnut Lake Road
    West Bloomfield, MI 48323 / 248-682-2120 Free & Open to all ages / http://www.westbloomfieldlibrary.org/

  • May 6, Sunday at 8pm M. L. Liebler joins te Los Angeles Underground Super group mushroom with Pat Thomas and others at Cafe Nela located at 1906 Cypress Ave Los Angeles, California. www.cafenela.com cover.

  • May 16 The Detroit Writers Guild ^ Wayne Literary Review Hosts Open Mic Night at the Jazz Cafe at the music hall 8:00pm-10pm with M.L. Liebler & The Magic Poetry Band featuring Frankie the K, Ted Nagy, Lou D Lou, Carole Hoste and Shely Liebler available for back up music if desired. www.dewguild.org. FREE The Jazz cafe is located at 350 madison avenue across from Comerica Park and gem theater.

  • may 24 at 10am-2:00pm M.L. Liebler hosts a book talk on X: a Novel (The story of malcolm X's early years) as part of "the great michigan read prograM"  2018 sponsored by the michigan humanities council @ the hannan house located in midtown town on woodward and hancock. free admission, free parking. free books courtesy of the micgigan humanities council. for more information email pbaldwin@hanna.org. www.hannan.org

  • june 2 @ Noon-2:00pm The bowery poetry club of new york city presents lawrence joseph, bonnie rose marcus, barry wallenstein & m.l. liebler $10 / The BPC is located at 308 Bowery, NY, NY 10012. reading. https://www.facebook.com/events/680622665602661/

  • june 5 tuesday at 6:00pm 3 legends! 1 stage! 1 nite-only
    eve packer--daniel carter--m.l. liebler--host: danny shot
    poetry/performance/jazz @ The Cornelia Street cafe located at 29 Cornelia Street (west village) 212-989-9319 / $10 cover (includes free drink) a,c,e,d,b,f to west fourth or 1 to sheridan square


 

Photo Credit: Mandi Wright