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A Rally of Writers

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Saturday, April 18, 2015


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Conference Center, Lansing Community College West Campus, 4708 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing, MI 48917

Admission Fees

$85.00 in advance ($100.00 at the door); $60.00 for students ($70.00 at the door). Reservations with manuscript review ($30.00) are due by March 30. Reservations with lunch ($15.00) are due by April 10.


A Rally of Writers will be held on April 18, 2015. This annual one-day conference, in its 28th year, features a keynoter and 16 breakout sessions led by published Michigan authors in several genres of writing. Keynoter Jack Lessenberry is the senior political analyst who delivers daily essays and commentary on Michigan Radio and NPR. His book with former State Attorney General Frank Kelley will be released in the fall. Jack’s keynote address is “How Writing Has Changed in the Age of the Internet and Online Publication.” (Free; open to the public.)

Sessions will focus on the art and craft of novels, short stories, articles, poetry and children’s writing. Speakers include Mardi Jo Link, Traverse City, whose memoir Bootstrapper was named a Michigan Notable Book; Dan Mishkin, East Lansing, creator of the comic book documentary The Warren Commission Report; internationally acclaimed author Lev Raphael, Okemos, whose 25 books have been translated into a dozen languages; Monica McFawn, Grand Rapids, winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction and a Michigan Notable Book; and Keith Taylor, Ann Arbor, who teaches creative writing at U of M, is director of the Bear River Writers’ Conference and poetry editor of the Michigan Quarterly Review.

Speakers will sign books in Authors’ Alley. Books available onsite from Schuler Books.

Events are sponsored by Gibson’s Bookstore, the Skaaldic Society, Lansing Community College and the Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Contact Information

More information at or call 517.372.3385.


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