MARICK PRESS and the OAKLAND UNIVERSITY WRITING CENTER, introduce the spring 2014 author reading series Located in 212 Kresge Library at Oakland University.

Rochester, Michigan – March 27, 2014 – The Poets’ Follies Reading Series, sponsored by Marick Press and the Oakland University Writing Center, will feature the poetry and fiction of Writer L. Bush, Kelly Fordon, and Allison Bohn on March 27th at 6:30PM. The reading will be followed by a question and answer session as well as an open mic, time permitting.

Award-winning, internationally published poet, author, and activist Writer L. Bush publishes under the pen name WL Bush. He has worked in the literary field for more than fifteen years. He won the Barrett Award® for his seminal work, “The God’s Eye Spider” (1998). As a freelance journalist in Cape Town, South Africa, he garnered televised attention for investigative articles he wrote on police corruption and civil rights (2004). His latest novels, Kill Switch (2007) and Shadows In The Sunlight (2008) are featured in the Wayne State University African American Literature Special Collection, and WingSpan Press has released his best- selling novel to-date in May 2013: Hanna Valentine. For this, he was selected as one of Detroit’s Top Authors (2013) by CBS News Detroit.

Kelly Fordon has worked at the NPR member station in Detroit and for National Geographic magazine. Her fiction, poetry, and book reviews have appeared in The Boston Review, The Kenyon Review (KRO), The Montreal Review, Flashquake, Red Wheelbarrow, The Windsor Review and various other journals. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks, On The Street Where We Live, which won the 2011 Standing Rock Chapbook Contest, and Tell Me When it Starts to Hurt, which was published by Kattywompus Press in May 2013. She received her MFA in fiction writing from Queens University of Charlotte in 2013.

Allison Bohn, a graduate student in the English department at Oakland University, is set to finish her degree this April. Although studying literary theory, her true love lies in writing. Bohn typically writes poetry but has dabbled in short fiction as well. She finds inspiration in real life situations, staring out the window, and reading the work of other writers. She has presented both scholarly and creative work at several conferences including The Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters this past February. She is currently working on her thesis about Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar and a novella of her own titled The Borrowed Life, composed of short vignettes with an overarching storyline. 

This event is free and open to the public.


Mariela Griffor
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