Richard App helped the Grand Rapids Poet Laureate, Marcel “Fable” Price, Lisa McNeilley of Write616, and the Fountain Street Church Art Committee select 19 works to inspire poets. The works are shown in the catalog below and will be available to view in person at Richard's new Nomad Gallery in "The Morton" at 74 Monroe Center NW. The Nomad Gallery is open weekdays - best to call ahead before a visit, (616) 901-8736. See more information about this exciting new gallery on it's Facebook page.
April 15th – Poetry and Art Workshop, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at 307 Division Avenue South. see NOTE:This workshop is an optional part of the project. Anyone may submit a poem without attending the workshop. More information about the workshop.
June 20th – Deadline to submit poems via the Write616 Submit Page.
July 10th – Reception for Write616 poets, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Keeler Gallery at 24 Fountain Street NE
July 17th – Reception for student poets, 5:30-7:30 p.m., and scholarship announcements led by Marcel “Fable” Price at 24 Fountain Street NE
August 29th – Last day of Poetry and Art exhibition
Note on the Ekphrastic Projects logo: “Ekphrasis” is the Greek word for a description of a work of art produced as a rhetorical exercise. The Poetry Foundation, defines an ekphrastic poem as one inspired or stimulated by a work of art.