M.L. Liebler

Detroit Poet, Literary Arts Director & Editor

poetry performances

M.L. Liebler's new books I Want to Be Once and Bob Seger's House will be available at ALL readings and performances.

  • M. L. Liebler's Beatles Forever Library SHows 2017


Free, All ages, Public Shows

  • May 18 Thursday 7:00pm Clinton-Macomb Library Located at 40900 Romeo Plank Road / Clinton Township, MI 48038 / 586-226-5057 / http://cmpl.org

  • July 5 Wednesday at 7pm  Beatles Forever at The Shelby Township Public Library located at 51680 Van Dyke Avenue / Shelby Township, MI / Phone: 586.739.7414 / http://www.shelbytwplib.org/

  • July 24, Monday at 7:00pm Beatle Forever Show at The Romeo District Library, Free ADMISSION. Info and directions:65821 Van Dyke, Washington, MI 48095 http://romeodistrictlibrary.org

  • OCTOBER 8 at 2:00pm Beatles Forever Show at The Farmington Community Library / (248)553-0300 FREE. http://www.farmlib.org


       2017 Library of michigan notable  book Awards            I Want to Be Once & Heaven Was Detroit-READING TOUr

M.L. Liebler will be joined by The Rev. Robert B. Jones, Sr. and Charlie Palazzola with special guests to celebrate his two library of michigan notable book awards for 2017. his NEW books  from The Wayne State University Press: I Want to Be Once:New Poems &  Heaven Was Detroit: Essays on Detroit Music from Jazz to Hip Hop and Beyond won the 2017 award.


  • June 10th at 7:00pm Notable Book Tours kicks off in Batesville, Indiana at The Batesville Memorial Library. The tour will be joined by markita Moore on Trumpet and the Batesville Ukele Ensemble playing tunes of motown. free   http://ebatesville.com/after/ 131 North Walnut / Batesville, IN 47006

  • june 13 tuesday at 7:00pm first metro area michigan library notable book tour stop for M.L. Liebler, Rev. Robert Jones, Charlie Palazzola and Special guests Markita Moore & Eddie Baranek at The royal oak public library located at 222 E. Eleven Mile
    Royal Oak, MI 48067 / 248-246-3700 / www.ropl.org. FREE-All ages show

  • June 21, Wednesday at 7:00pm The Notable Book Tours kicks off the Northern Michigan Leg of the Tour at The Rogers City Theater Sponsored by The Rogers City Public  Library. The tour will be joined by Carole Hoste on Sax and Keys http://www.rogerscitytheater.com 257 North Third Street / Rogers City, MI librarian@pidl.org FREE - All ages!

  • June 22 at 6pm The Notable Tour heads to Michigan's Upper Peninsula and stops  at The Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library. The tour will be joined by Carole Hoste on Sax and Keys located at 317 Main Street / Ispheming, MI  49848 (906) 486-4381. FREE - All ages!

  • June 23 at 7pm The Notable Tour continues in  Michigan's Upper Peninsula and stops  at The Bayliss  Public Library The tour will be joined by Carole Hoste on Sax and Keys. located  541 Library Drive / Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783 / http://www.baylisslibrary.org / FREE - All ages! Phone: 906-632-9331 (3:00pm afternoon Blues Poetry Workshop)

  • June 24 at 2pm The Notable Tour continues in  Michigan's Upper Peninsula and stops  at Les Cheneaux Community Library The tour will be joined by Carole Hoste on Sax and Keys/ 75 E. Hodeck St. Cedarville, MI 49719 / 906-484-3547
    FREE - All ages! http://www.baylisslibrary.org

  • June 24 at 7pm The Notable Tour concludes  Michigan's Upper Peninsula tour  at The Engadine Public Park The tour will be joined by Carole Hoste on Sax and Keys. sponsored by The Engadine Public Library.  https://uprl.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/engadine/FREE - All ages! or http://www.baylisslibrary.org

  • June 26 monday at 7:00pm  The Michigan Notable Tour returns to Metro Detroit tonight at The harper woods public library. M.L., Robert & Charlie will be joined by special guests Markita Moore on trumpet and Carole Hoste on keys. located at 19601 Harper Ave / Harper Woods, MI / 313-343-2575. FREE. . http://www.harperwoodslibrary.org/

  • June 28 wednesday at 7:00pm The Michigan Notable Tour plays in Metro Detroit  at The farmington community public library located at 32737 W. Twelve Mile Rd.
    Farmington Hills, MI 48334
     / (248)553-0300  FREE. Special Guest Markita Moore on trumpet & Dr. Herman Daldin on Bass. http://www.harperwoodslibrary.org/

  • July 27 Thursday at 7:00pm (TENT) The Heaven Was Detroit Show comes to detroit's Jazz Cafe at the music hall with special guest markita moore & others.

     M. L. Liebler solo readings 2017


  • June 11 Sunday at 4:00pm Writers @ The Source featuring Michael Fournier, Carolyn Walker, Esperanza Cintron & singer songwriter Markita Moore. Hosted by M. L. Liebler. Sponsored by The Detroit Writers' Guild and Poets & Writers, Inc. New York City. Free. The Source Bookseller  4240 CASS AVE., SUITE 105, DETROIT, MI 48201/  http://www.sourcebooksellers.com  SOURCEBOOKSELLERS@GMAIL.COM  (313) 832-1155

  • august 18, friday at 8pm m. l. liebler 7 the la coyote monk band with heaven was detroit authors herb jordan, george moseman, joel martin, Jaan Uhelszki, pat thomas and special surprise guests at beyond baroque in venice, california. located at 681 N. Venice Blvd. / Venice, CA 90291 / Ph: 310-822-3006 www.beyondbaroque.org 


  • August 24 at 7:00pm Poetry Flash at Moe's Books with M. L. Liebler, Brian Smith and other Special guests. Moe's Books at 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley CA 94704. Open 10 am to 10 pm every day. (510) 849-2087.


  • August 27 at 2:00pm The Heaven Was Detroit Bay Area Debut with Greil Marcus, M.L. Liebler, Al Young, Melba Joyce Boyd, Pat Thomas and Dan Carlisle at Diesel Books  5433 College Avenue Oakland, CA http://www.dieselbookstore.com


Photo Credit: Mandi Wright