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Check out the Winter 2020 issue of Sky Island Journal and enjoy Rosalie Sanara Petrouske’s poem “True North.”  https://www.skyislandjournal.com/issues#/issue-11-winter-2020/

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. 

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.

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
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.