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Writing at the Ledges will have two booths at the 44th Annual Island Art Fair in Grand Ledge on August 5, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Several WATL authors will be in attendance with their books available for purchase and signing. Authors participating will be Lori Hudson aka Judith Wade (middle grade books); Randy Pearson (fiction); G.S. Scott (fantasy fiction); Colleen Nye (Romance and Fantasy); Rosalie Sanara Petrouske (poetry); and Mary Fox (poetry). Save the Date! We hope to see you there!

WATL Poet and Essayist, Rosalie Sanara Petrouske will be the Artist-in-Residence in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park from May 19- June 8, 2014.  She will be reading from new work that is written during her stay in Dan’s Cabin.

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.

Rosalie  Petrouske and Lori Hudson were the first of the Writing at the Ledges group that participated in the Grand Ledge Public Library’s Authors in the Garden Event on Thursday, June 13, 2013, and it was a great success. “We loved bringing our stories to the public in such a lovely setting as the Grand Ledge Public Library garden,” says Petrouske, who writes poetry and short stories. “It was a great event and we hope everyone enjoyed it as much as we did,” added Hudson.

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.

Local short fiction, poetry, and essay authors will gather on Saturday, June 1 at Everybody Reads, 2019 E. Michigan Avenue in Lansing, to celebrate the release of Voices from the Ledges, the third anthology published by the group, Writing at the Ledges. Many of the more than 20 authors represented in the anthology will be on hand at the kick-off party between Noon and 3:00 p.m. for book signings as well as selected readings of their works. (read more…)

Written by Mark Mayes, Sep 20, 2012

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…)