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
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
GRAND LEDGE — In honor of Writing at the Ledges’ fifth anniversary celebrated on July 17, 2010, the group’s oldest member, Alta C. Reed, wrote a short essay titled, “Five Years and Counting.”
“We were so moved that not only did we include this piece in our latest anthology, ‘Seasons of Life,’ we chose to honor this wonderful woman by giving Reed’s series of nostalgic memoirs its own section of the book titled, ‘Seasons of Alta.’” said group member Rosalie Petrouske.
One year later, Writing at the Ledges is stronger than ever. Continue reading Six Years and Counting: Grand Ledge Writers’ Group Thrives