M.L. Liebler is an internationally known and widely published Detroit poet, university professor, literary arts activist and arts organizer; he is the author of 13 books and chapbooks including the Award winning Wide Awake in Someone Else‘s Dream featuring poems written in and about Russia, Israel, Germany, Alaska and Detroit. In 2005, he was named St. Clair Shores first Poet Laureate. Liebler has read and performed his work in Afghanistan, Israel, Palestine, Russia, China, France, UK, Macao, Italy, Germany, Spain, Finland and most of the 50 States. M.L. Liebler has taught English, Creative Writing, American Studies, Labor Studies and World Literature at Wayne State University in Detroit since 1980, and he is the founding director of both The National Writer’s Voice Project in Detroit and the Springfed Arts: Metro Detroit Writers Literary Arts Organization.

Mr. Liebler has vast experience with humanities programs and is deeply involved in public arts and humanities programs in Metro-Detroit, Michigan, and throughout the world. Here is a summary of the most relevant portions of Mr. Liebler’s experience, for more information please visit his website at www.mlliebler.com.


One Earth Writing’s team of writing instructors are not only individually acclaimed writers in their own right, but have worked together to engage with groups of teens to develop writing skills, build leadership skills and foster greater understanding among members of their communities. By working with the Senior Ambassadors in this project, the instructors are committed to engaging with the teens to use storytelling as a tool for peace-building, empowering teens by helping them develop a sense of self through writing, and sharing their expertise with teenagers learning a new skill-set.

Combined with our archivist/scholar’s experience with preservation of historical information and curating digital and physical exhibits, this team is uniquely positioned to provide the Senior Ambassadors with an enriching engagement with the humanities. With their wide variety of experience in research, analysis, writing, and communications, this team will provide the teens with a strong foundation from which they can grow their ability to engage with historical materials and creatively express their own unique take on the history of their hometown.

Our writing instructors also include Lynne Golodner and Christina Stansell-Weaver. Together they have a depth and breath of experience writing, teaching, and creating.