Art through literature


Poetry/fiction reading

north45east is our flagship author reading event and has recently celebrated its sixth year. 

Susan Lane Foundation is fortunate to have connected with amazing writers from across Michigan willing to travel "up north" to share their original, often award-winning work with our community at Alpena's premiere gallery, Art in the Loft, on the third floor of the Center Building downtown. Attendees enjoy the view of Lake Huron and a variety of art surrounding these talented writers. We love its smooth ambiance, central location and state-of-the-art sound system.

Past participants have included John Buckley, Patricia Clark, Robert Fanning, Dennis Hinrichsen, David James, Christina Kallery, Janeen Rastall,  Christine Rhein, Marc Sheehan, Alison Swan, and Keith Taylor.

This event typically takes place in late summer or fall. Stay tuned for details on next year's reading.