Mayor Heartwell to speak at Poet’s Conference Monday

Mayor Heartwell will preside at the opening of the Grand Rapids Poets’ Conference on Monday, April 2, 1:00-1:25 p.m. at 108 Sneden Hall, delivering remarks on the citywide importance of poetry as a cultural art form. This conference, featuring all of the past and present Grand Rapids Poet Laureates along with several other established local poets, is a first.

GRCC’s own David Cope is the current Poet Laureate and our event’s organizer. For the full story and a schedule of events, go to The conference runs April 2-5.

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