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Thu, Apr 14


South Bend


Merrimans' Playhouse partners with a poetry night hosted by PAN-O-PLY. Join us for an evening of poetry readings and book sales. FREE event, but click on BUY TICKETS link for more INFO and if you want to RSVP.

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Time & Location

Apr 14, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

South Bend, 401 E Colfax Ave, Suite 135, South Bend, IN 46617, USA


About the Event


Doors open at 6:30 pm EST. Music intruduction by Merrimans' Play-House Players.

Reading start at 7:00 PM.

Join us as we celebrate our community poets! This will be a live poetry reading event as well as a book sale, from the poets. Merrimans' Playhouse is proud to partner with PAN-O-PLY in sharing some of our community's creative treasures! This group of poets represents some of the best writing and thinking in Michiana today. Poets Pam Blair, John Homan, Jake Webster, Thomas Chistensen, Ann Born, Craig Finlay, Lori Caskey-Sigety, rebel noire, Stephanie Erdman, Carol Estes and Nancy Botkin. 


PAN-O-PLY Story & Art Michiana present POPUP POETRY & BOOK SALE in coordination with South Bend Poetry Festival. Eleven regional poets will read from original work. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the poets and learn more about spoken word events in South Bend. Many of the poets will have books for sale.

The Michiana region is the home of outstanding poets and writers. The selected poets offer a diverse point of view from their life experiences. This event promises to be filled with laughter, joy and heart felt moments. Spoken verse creates a powerful and moving evening. Be ready to be entertained.

This group of poets represents some of the best writing and thinking in Michiana today. 


Pam Blair

John Homan

Jake Webster

Thomas Chistensen

Ann Born

Craig Finlay

Lori Caskey-Sigety

rebel noire

Stephanie Erdman

Carol Estes 

Nancy Botkin

More about PAN-O-PLY

PAN-O-PLY Story & Art Michiana is a regional arts publication. We invite you to join us on a journey to discover great stories, poetry and art in Michiana. As we look deeper into the regional arts we are impressed by the depth and quality of writing, music, and art created by people living right here in Michiana. We hope to connect the Michiana community to the great art occurring all around us.

We want to represent the deep heritage and diversity of the Michiana Community.  We want to create an environment of open and respectful conversation.

We are currently publishing as a web magazine with a goal to add print in the near future. We are a quarterly publication. We update the web page and our social media postings regularly with new information and discoveries. Visit us frequently to see something new.

PAN-O-PLY magazine publishes stories, poetry, articles and art by the residents of Michiana. PAN-O-PLY seeks to discover Story & Art in the life of Michiana. PAN-O-PLY features articles about the craft of life and those who live well. We want to highlight the everyday excellence of people in our communities. We strive to explore the unique heritage and diversity of our region. PAN-O-PLY desires to provide an outlet for respectful thought and conversation. We encourage creativity, adventure and a lust for living an artful life.

Concerts and events made possible, in part, with support from the Wells Fargo Philanthropic Services Private Trusts and Foundations, through grants provided by the Stanley A. and Flora P. Clark Memorial Community Trust Foundation (2020-2021 season), the John, Anna, and Martha Jane Fields Memorial Trust Foundation (2021-2022 season), and the Florence V. Carroll Charitable Trust (2021-2022 season).

Concerts and events made possible, in part, with support from The Esther and George Jaruga Charitable Foundation (2020-2021 and 2021-2022 season). The Student and Home Grown Series concerts made possible, in part, with support from the ArtsEverywhere Grant from the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County, and the Arts Project Support Grant and the Arts Recovery Grant through the Indiana Arts Commission.

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