Rochester Poets Friday at Hermitage Gallery

An Evening of Poetry

Join the Rochester Poets’ Society Friday, November 13, for a evening of poetry at the Hermitage Gallery in Downtown Rochester. Several members will read their own work starting at 7:00 p.m. followed by an open mic session for walk-up poets.

Rochester Poets

Rochester Poets” Society at the 2014 Poetry in the Park – photo by Michael Dwyer

Scheduled Poets

  • Alyson Denyer, Rochester Hills
  • Michael O”Donnell, Rochester Hills
  • Gretchen O”Donnell, Rochester Hills
  • John Telford, Detroit
  • Polly Opsahl, Rochester Hills & Oscada, President of the Poetry Society of Michigan and Vice President of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies
  • James Ahearn, Rochester, Past President of Poetry Society of Michigan
  • Nancy Stevens, Oakland Township, Author of On Seven Mile Road and Founder of Rochester Poets’ Society
  • Norma Mullin, Rochester Hills
  • Bea Catherino, Rochester Hills, Past Editor of Rochester-Avon Historical Society Newsletter
  • Bob Lytle,  Lake Orion, Owner of Lytle Pharmacy in Downtown Rochester and Author of several children’s books

Hermitage Gallery

Located in Downtown Rochester at 235 S. Main Street (48307). Phone number: 248-656-8559

“From dignitaries to CEO’s, to those who simply just want a beautiful and affordable piece of artwork for their home, the Hermitage Gallery in Rochester has become the favored gallery of choice for a large range of customers in search of that perfect work of art. We are often referred to as “The DIA of the North” because of our vast collection of 18th, 19th, and 20th century oil paintings. One of the most notable piece is “The Seamstress” also known as “The Lacemaker” by Charles-Amable Lenoir. It is not only the immense variety of artwork we have that make our customers so satisfied, but we also offer free consultation, delivery, and installation.” ~Hermitage Gallery website

Join Rochester Poets’ Society

The group meets to improve their writing and to create a greater awareness in the community of the Art of Poetry. They do this with public readings in the Rochester Community, the Hermitage Gallery on Main Street, the Library, and Poetry in the Park.

Rochester Poets meets on the third Thursday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library in the Second Floor Conference Room.

Contact founder, Nancy Stevens, by email at

Emcee for the Evening

Michael Dwyer of Rochester Media, The Community Edge, and Rochester Writers will be announcing the poets on Friday evening. The reading is free and open to the public. To continue to bring events to the community, donations are always accepted. Sound system is generously provided by J.C. Drums & Music Academy of Rochester.

About Michael Dwyer

Michael Dwyer is a freelance content provider. Michael writes about happenings in the Rochester area, travels across Michigan and destinations around the world. Contact him at

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