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.

Release Celebration for Promptly Speaking

You are cordially invited to attend Writing at the Ledges’ release celebration for our new anthology, Promptly Speaking. Join us for refreshments, to listen to Promptly Speaking authors read short pieces of their work, and to enjoy browsing Everybody Reads, Books and Stuff wonderful collection of books and gift items.  Authors will gather on Friday, June 22 from 5 – 7 p.m.  Everybody Reads is located at 2019 East Michigan  Avenue, Lansing.

 

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!

Artist-in-Residence Program

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.

Authors in the Garden Event

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.

Voices from the Ledges Release Party

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

Mayes: Contest hits target, packs local bookstore

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. Continue reading Mayes: Contest hits target, packs local bookstore

Get on the Write Track This Month

City Pulse Article 7-18-12

by BILL CASTANIER

Short story contest challenges authors to build a story around a bookstore

“It was a dark and stormy night. No light shown in the window.”

Only 1,098 words to go. See how easy it is?

Local authors Randy Pearson and Rosalie Petrouske wanted to draw attention to the plight of independent bookstores. They settled on a writing contest called “Save the Independent Bookstore.” Continue reading Get on the Write Track This Month