In Dan’s Cabin

After several years of revising this manuscript from Rosalie’s 2008 Artist-in-Residency in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness area near Ontonagon, Michigan, her essay “In Dan’s Cabin” has finally been published by the Still Point Arts Quarterly in the themed issue “My Deep Love of Place.”  Rosalie said, “I hope you enjoying reading this essay as much as I enjoyed writing it.” Access a PDF copy at this link: Still Point Arts Quarterly “My Deep Love of Place”.

2020 Jack Grapes Poetry Prize Finalist

Congratulate WATL Author Rosalie Sanara Petrouske for placing as one of Six Finalists in the 2020 Jack Grapes Poetry Prize.  Enjoy her poem “Eating Corn Soup Under the Strawberry Moon.”

Rosalie said that she wrote this poem after a visit to Beaver Island the summer of 2019 where she enjoyed several bowls of traditional corn soup during the time of the Strawberry Moon. https://www.culturalweekly.com/rosalie-sanara-petrouske-eating-corn-soup-under-the-strawberry-moon/

In a Time of Ghosts: We Celebrate the Season

“In a Time of Ghosts: We Celebrate the Season” brings us another poetry duet from Rosalie Petrouske and Joyce Benvenuto who will give a virtual reading, Thurs. October 22, 7 p.m. (E.S.T.) On the one hand, it is almost Halloween—this puts us in the mood for twilight images, but also, we shall be wrapped in golden autumn, so this too offers another side of poetry. Join us via Zoom to attend this virtual event. Or you may dial 929 205 6099 and use the meeting ID 891 5302 1203 to attend by telephone.

This event is sponsored by the East Lansing Public Library.

Soul Sustenance at Aggie Mae’s (PRIME MOVERS Series)

In this time when nothing seems normal, we thank the people who have worked hard to risk their lives to keep the world moving forward and to give us a semblance of normal to hold onto.  Silver Birch Press decided to honor these heroes with their PRIME MOVERS Poetry & Prose Series.  Enjoy Rosalie’s short prose piece about her favorite local baker: https://silverbirchpress.wordpress.com/2020/09/16/soul-sustenance-at-aggie-maes-by-rosalie-sanara-petrouske-prime-movers-series/

Ladies on a Summer Doorstep

Ladies on a Summer Doorstep: Two local poets will celebrate the month of June and what women do to achieve their worlds. Rosalie Sanara Petrouske and Joyce Benvenuto will pair their poems for an hour of virtual poetry sponsored by the East Lansing Public Library. Both poets have written several books of published poetry.

Join us via Zoom for this live reading. There will be time for an audience talk-back. You may also join via telephone by dialing +1 929 205 6099 and using the meeting ID number 838 3559 5013.https://elpl.bibliocommons.com/events/5eb985605506fd3a003ef8d9

 

Six Voices in Winter: Women Speak

Six women poets will present Six Voices in Winter: Women Speak, a poetry reading to entertain and warm the heart on a cold February night. The six women have picked five subjects and will rotate reading one poem on each subject in a quick-paced, expressive poetry reading. The group will add coffee, conversation and audience participation for a night of fun and ideas. The reading will take place on Wednesday, February 26 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Okemos Public Library, 4321 Okemos Road. 

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.

Island Art Fair 2019

Join authors, Randy D. Pearson, Rosalie Sanara Petrouske,  Lori Hudson (aka Judith Wade), G.S. Scott and Brigette Thornes for the 46th Annual Island Art Fair, Saturday August 3, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Second Island in Grand Ledge.  There will be over 100 artists and craftsmen, musical entertainment, food and drink, Riverboat Rides, Free Admission and Parking. Come visit Historic Grand Ledge and also your favorite Writing at the Ledges authors on Saturday.

Poetry from the Fragments of Life, Part I and Part II

Poetry from the Fragments of Life
Workshop Leaders Mary Fox and Rosalie Sanara Petrouske

Saturday, April 13, 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon

Thursday, April 25, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Portland District Library, 334 Kent Street, Portland, MI  48875, 517- 647-2738

This two-session workshop is suitable for teens or adults. In the first session, we will explore some ways to draw from the ordinary moments of life to create poetry. Workshop participants should bring writing material (or a laptop) and be prepared to write during the two-hour session. During the first session, we hope to give you the start to two or three poems.
In session two, we will look at ways to edit, revise, improve your poems to polish them, and provide some general tips on presenting them in their best form. We will provide participants with some resources for publishing poems or presenting them to audiences.

With the group, and Corey Grummick, we will come up with a day or evening for a celebration of poetry to share with the community.

Mary Fox is author of Waiting for Rain and the upcoming Reading Lessons (Finishing Line Press. She was co-editor of Promptly Speaking, a Writing at the Ledges anthology. She, along with Alan Harris (Fall Ball and Hospice Bed Conversations, FPL), and Rosalie Sanara Petrouske (A Postcard From My Mother and What We Keep, FLP) established, the annual Lansing area Ritzenhein Emerging Poet Award with the Lansing Poetry Club and Finishing Line Press. Mary currently serves as the Lansing Poetry Club secretary and the Ritzenhein Coordinator.