The Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series at Hope College will host authors Marcel “Fable the Poet” Price and Guadalupe Garcia McCall on Thursday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. in Schaap Auditorium of the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center.

Marcel "Fable the Poet"Audience members will get a chance to hear the authors read their own work and answer questions.  The public is invited, and admission is free.

Marcel “Fable the Poet” Price is a writer, teaching artist, community advocate, spoken word poet, and motivational speaker. He is executive director of The Diatribe, an organization focused on empowering youth through the performing arts. He is the author of a book of poetry titled “Adrift in a Sea of M&Ms” and was the 2017-2020 Poet Laureate of Grand Rapids.

Guadalupe Garcia McCall was born in Mexico and moved to Texas as a young girl, keeping close ties withGuadalupe Garcia McCall family on both sides of the border. Trained in theater arts and English, she is now an assistant professor of English at George Fox University in Oregon. Her poems for adults have appeared in more than 20 literary journals, and she won the Pura Belpré Award for her first novel, “Under the Mesquite.”

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The Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center is located at 115 E. 12th St., at the center of the Hope campus between College and Columbia avenues along the former 12th Street.