Wednesday, August 24 at 7:00 PM, Ann Arbor poet Ellen Stone will lead a 2-hour generative poetry reading and workshop, Tell Your Story: Poetry as Solace at the Interlochen Public Library, 9411 Tenth Street, Interlochen, MI 49643. Participants will learn how writing poetry can be a tool to cope with hardship and loss. Open to the public. The workshop is co-hosted by the Interlochen Public Library and Michigan Writers. To register, call the library and be sure to mention the name and date of the workshop.


Ellen Stone taught special education from kindergarten to high school in Kansas and Michigan public schools for over thirty years. She advises a poetry club at Community High School and co-hosts a monthly poetry series, Skazat! in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Ellen’s poems have appeared recently in Anti-Heroin Chic, Great Lakes Review and Rust + Moth among other places. She is the author of What Is in the Blood (Mayapple Press, 2020) and The Solid Living World (Michigan Writers’ Cooperative Press, 2013). Ellen’s poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart prize and Best of the Net. Contact Ellen at

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