The Artist-in-Residence Program at the Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park near Ontonagon, Michigan, is open to artists and artisans whose work can be influenced by this unique northern wilderness setting. It offers writers, composers, and all visual and performing artists the opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the “Porkies” and express it through their particular art form. For more information, visit http://porkies.org/artist-in-residence/or email AIRP@porkies.org.
The next Authors in the Garden event featuring a WATL author will be Thursday, June 28, 2013. Randy Pearson will read from his book, Driving Crazy. The program begins at 6pm and ends at 7pm. While you’re in downtown Grand Ledge, you can check out the Music in the Park immediately following.
Randy Pearson received a clear sign Saturday that his attempt to run a writing contest and bring attention to locally owned bookstores had been a success.
He wished he had a microphone.
So many people showed up at Everybody Reads bookstore on East Michigan Avenue for the “Save the Independent Bookstore” writing contest awards ceremony that those in the back had trouble hearing. Pearson and store owner Scott Harris were thrilled by the response that filled the shop’s aisles and raised a few dollars for literacy. (read more…)