Please join us on this momentous evening, the last event of the 9th season of the Wellspring Literary Series. Tonight's featured poet is poet ERIC TORGERSEN, CMU faculty emeritus. Eric will be preceded by CMU student poet MADISON EBERTH.
Musical entertainment will be provided by DARYL AND THE BEANS, featuring CMU English Professors: Darrin Doyle, Jeffrey Bean and Robert Fanning, making a stop in Mt. Pleasant on their 2018 world tour.
This event is free and open to the public. Dinner is complimentary and provided by Max & Emily's Restaurant.
Eric Torgersen has published eight books and chapbooks of poetry, two of fiction, and a study of Rainer Maria Rilke and Paula Modersohn-Becker. He also translates German poetry.
Born in Melville, New York, he has a BA in German Literature from Cornell; after two years in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia, he earned an MFA in poetry at Iowa. He retired in after 38 years of teaching writing at CMU. He lives in Mt. Pleasant with his wife, the quilt artist Ann Kowaleski. He’ll read from latest book, In Which We See Our Selves: American Ghazals, Mayapple Press 2017, and from a new series of ghazals begun since its publication.
Daryl and the Beans is an American Band. Based in Mount Pleasant, MI., the band plays a rather unsettling variety of covers (Prince, AC/DC, Bee Gees, Run DMC, Dan Reeder, Vic Chesnutt, Beck, Gillian Welch, and many more…) and originals.
Daryl and the Beans features four members, who are all professors of Creative Writing at Central Michigan University:
Jeffrey Bean aka “Bean”: (Vocals, Guitar), Darrin Doyle, aka: “Bean” (Vocals, Guitar, Banjo, Drums, Djembe), Robert Fanning, aka: “Bean” (Vocals, Guitar, Tambourine, Maracas, Leg), Matthew Roberson, aka: “Daryl” (Spiritual Advisor). The band formed to play at a talent show at CMU that never happened. But realizing their talent was an unmistakable force, they continued writing songs and learning covers in Darrin Doyle’s fabulous basement, which features a punching bag, foosball, ping-pong, and other fun family games. Their first show was at the final reading of the Wellspring Literary Series, in April 2012–which they made a tradition. More here: https://darylandthebeans.wordpress.com