Award-winning Native American poets Gordon Henry, Jr. & Mark Turcotte will be featured in “We are the Wind,” a special program celebrating Native American Heritage Month on Sunday, Nov. 20th at 4 PM. They will be joined by local Native poets, Rosalie Sanara Petrouske, and Zoe Johnson. The program will take place at the University United Methodist Church (UUMC) Sanctuary, 1120 South Harrison Road, East Lansing (across from MSU and directly north of Trowbridge Shopping Center.)The program is free and open to the public. Ample parking is available behind the church.
This program is made possible by an Artists in the Community Grant from the Arts Council of Greater Lansing and sponsored by the Lansing Poetry Club. For more information, read this article which recently appeared in City Pulse regarding the poets and the program: https://www.lansingcitypulse.com/stories/local-events-celebrate-poetry-during-native-american-heritage-month,28873?fbclid=IwAR0e7HLF8fmCS9Ls6-s32ER1HoUkMEWgpRoN0TKHemg4XXXYcdHqalMDGQ0
Have you read the Beale Street mysteries? If not, now’s the time to get caught up, as book #4 in the series is now available! Who would hit the curator of the Burtonville museum and leave him for dead? Marianne Reed finds herself in the midst of another small-town adventure in FIELDS ON BEALE STREET. Go to Lori’s Amazon page to order your copies today: https://www.amazon.com/Loraine-J-Hudson/e/B0721Y2QV3?fbclid=IwAR15j3wShdrYJYPqC_WsdT469u0nMD2rm1ywwK5U2ltaH7wMkDSeQmYUbsw
Please welcome Loraine Hudson, #17 of our 21 authors to be showcased this week by Plymouth District Library. Show your support for Ms. Hudson by visiting her author page on our web-site at https://plymouthlibrary.org/2020-local-author-showcase/.
While there, go ahead and complete the online quiz about the authors! You will then be entered into a drawing. Winners will get to select from a list of prizes, to include books donated by the authors, as well as local gift cards.
WATL Poet, Rosalie Sanara Petrouske will read essays and poetry at Blue Owl Coffee, 1149 South Washington Avenue on Thursday, August 29. Other writers reading Thursday night include Casey Bye, Ryan Apple and Gavin Broom. The event is hosted by Matthew Rossi and takes place from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Are you planning to attend the Island Art Fair this weekend? Check out Writing at the Ledges in booth #22. This year, a new book by Judith Wade for middle grades/YA readers – THE WINTER ROYAL – and a new anthology featuring work by many WATL authors. New WATL Member, Brigette Thornes, will also be selling the first two books of her YA speculative fiction series, The Closing Prophecy and The Washer. Come see us and get a signed book! The Art Fair takes place on Second Island park in Grand Ledge from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Join us on Saturday, June 23 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Think Outside the Books for a group signing with FIVE authors who are all a part of the creative writing group, Writing at the Ledges. The group has four published anthologies. Their newest anthology, Promptly Speaking, features stories and poems born of various writing prompts. The book includes tips on writing and provides prompts suited for writers of all experience levels! Think Outside the Books is located at 2547 Ellsworth Drive, Ypsilanti, MI 48197.
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!
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. Continue reading Voices from the Ledges Release Party