Fred Andrle

Jim Calder

Fred Andrle is the author of two poetry collections,  “Love Life,” ( XOXOX Press, Gambier, 2008), and “What Counts,” ( XOXOX, 2012).  Fred was Executive Producer and Host of “Open Line,” a daily public affairs radio talk show heard for more than 20 years over WOSU, the radio station of the Ohio State University in Columbus. Fred’s current book is “Rocking in the Cradle of the Moment,”  a collection of haiku, senryu, and small poems.

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Poetry Kaleidoscope

An hour-long workshop celebrating the diversity of worldwide poetic expression, with an emphasis on poetry by women, and minority voices.  We’ll read poems that are inspiring, thought-provoking, challenging, fun.  We’ll all participate in a short poetry writing exercise and share our work. Among the selected authors:  Rita Dove, Naomi Shihab Nye, Joy Harjo, Mary Oliver, Robert Hayden, Li Young Lee, Langston Hughes, Pablo Neruda.


Fred Andrle
(614) 271-8103

Speaker Applications

If your organization would like to book a speaker, first contact the speaker to confirm program dates, times, and whether or not the program will be offered virtually. After you have confirmed scheduling details, submit a speaker request form to Ohio Humanities at least six weeks before the presentation takes place. Upon approval, we’ll send you a program agreement packet and ask you to pay the appropriate application fee to Ohio Humanities. Groups are limited to three Speakers Bureau programs per year.

Speaker Fee Structure

Non-profit organizations with an annual budget under $150,000 pay a fee of $50.00.

Non-profit organizations with an annual budget over $150,000 pay a fee of $250.00.

Schools (including colleges or universities) and corporate or private entities pay a fee of $400.00.

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Speaker Request Form