The 27th Year of A Rally of Writers – April 12, 2014

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April 12, 2014

The 27th Year of A Rally of Writers

With 16 breakout sessions, Authors’ Alley, book sales, manuscript reviews, agent. Lunch available.
Rally Warm-Up, April 11, Schuler’s Books and Music, Eastwood Towne Center: “Importance of Early Words.”


Conference Center, West Campus, LCC

Lansing MI

Keynote: Fleda Brown

“Madness and Responsibility – The Writer’s Contrary Companions”

Author of eight collections of poetry, one of essays, and memoir, she has won a

Pushcart, the Felix Pollack Prize, the Philip Levine Prize, and a Great Lakes Colleges Award.

16 Sessions

Fleda Brown: The Motion of Memoir

Andrea King CollierStepping It Up (adv. nf)

Teresa CrumptonDazzling Dialog

George DilaEnding the Short Story

Anneliese Finke: Simple Gifts (poetry)

Denise HillNonfiction for Newbies

Beverly JenkinsCharacters Who Breathe

Jen McConnelYA vs NA

Rick MurcerMarketing for Self-Publishing

Lev Raphael: Avoiding Bad Sex (Writing)

Lori Nelson SpielmanLanding An Agent

Jeff Vande ZandeScreenplay Format 101

Some sessions will be repeated

 $75 in advance

(Students: $55)

Available: Manuscript Review by Teresa Crumpton

Alice Speilburg, literary agent

Lunch w/Networking, $15

Rally Warm-Up:  April 11,   7:00 pm    Free

Early Reading Issues

Panel discussion with Thais Rousseau (Early Child Literacy & Youth Services, CADL); Suzanne Sawyer (RIF and LCC library); Randy Riley (MeL, Michigan Library); plus LIsa Preston, story performer

Schuler Books, Eastwood Mall, Lansing

Details at

or 517-372-3385

Funded in part by Gibson’s Bookstore, Lansing Community College, and the

Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities


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