Join Mary Fox, Peter Ruark, Charles Lewis, Margaret Krusinga, Sarah Murphy Smith, and Rosalie Sanara Petrouske on Sunday, March 5 at the Grand Ledge District Library from 2-4 PM for Six Voices in Winter: Poets Speak. Enjoy an afternoon of poetry with coffee, conversation, and audience participation. Six poets rotate reading one poem on each general topic presenting different perspectives in a brisk, expressive poetry reading. Registration is required https://www.facebook.com/events/1409955423077939/
Join Rosalie Sanara Petrouske Reading from her new Chapbook “Tracking the Fox” Saturday, February 11, 2023 @7:00 PM
Join Rosalie Sanara Petrouske on The Poetry Box LIVE – February Edition! The reading will celebrate all three winners of The Poetry Box Chapbook, Prize, 2022. This event takes place @7:00 p.m. Eastern time. You must register at this link: https://thepoetrybox.com/live-02112023
Praise for Tracking the Fox:
“The poems in Tracking the Fox unfold at the slow pace of a hike in the woods, inviting the pleasures and joys of nature, while never turning away from the shared struggles and pain of the poet’s Ojibwe heritage. Hers is a fearless language that holds it all, like the black ash basket she weaves with her daughter, welcoming every reader with each personal, conversational, and precise poem. In ‘The Sky I Was Born Under,’ written in homage to U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo’s piece of the same name, she describes the scene of her own birth, ending with the lines: ‘I wailed for the first time, my voice/ ricocheted in the stillness, / and all the forest creatures paused to listen.’ Tracking the Fox will cause us all to pause and listen to the hard-won work of this poet coming into her own as a Native American woman and mother, promising: ‘we shall let our voices be heard.’”
—James Crews, contest judge poet, editor of How to Love the World
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month
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 Series by WATL Author Loraine Hudson?
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
WATL Author to be showcased by Plymouth District Library
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://
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.
Reo Town Reading Series Volume 14
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.
Cold Winter – Small Epiphanies
WATL Authors at 45th Annual Island Art Fair, August 4, 2018
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.
Writing at the Ledges Author’s Book Signing at Think Outside the Books
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.
Island Art Fair
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!