Monday, March 21, 2016

#ARallyOfWriters April 9th #Lansing #MichLit - Register Now!

 The 29th Year of


April 9, 2016

More info under the CONFERENCE tab, including PDF downloads for the April 9 schedule of sessions, information about the new Richard Bradley Scholarship, and a mail-in registration form !
Brochures are in the mail!
I’ll be watching to see how it works, hoping for the best. Any issues, email

Keynote, Lev Raphael

Author of 25 books in many genres, including memoir, historical novel and mystery. He also reviews for WKAR Public Radio; blogs for the Huffington Post on books culture and art, and politics; and teaches creative writing at MSU.
16 breakout sessions
Led by Michigan authors in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, journalism, children’s books, and business matters.
Rally is the warmest, longest-running conference in Michigan. Great speakers, great company, and pretty good cookies.

For speaker information go to


For news of writing events, seminars and conferences, check in at The Skaaldic Society website and click on the WRITING EVENTS tab. I will be making updates there as news comes in. For information about local Michigan writing groups click on the Skaalds LINKS tab.
16 breakout sessions in Fiction, Poetry, Memoir, Nonfiction, Children, Business:
Lev Raphael • author of 25 books, including memoir, historical novel, and mystery
Linda Angér • business writing, poetry, and fiction, Toastmaster, past-pres. of DWW
Bonnie Jo Campbell • short stories and novels, finalist for Nat’l Book Award 2010
Debbie Diesen • Pout-Pout Fish series, NYT bestselling author
Susan Froetschel • award-winning novels set in Afghanistan, ed. of YaleGlobal Online
Jim C. Hines • twelve fantasy novels, 50 short stories, Hugo Award
Michael Lauchlan • well-published poet, recent collection from WSU Press
Rosa Morales • Emmy-award winning multimedia journalist , educator, NAHJ Board
Rosalie Sanara Petrouske • widely-published poet, educator, new chapbook
Robin Silbergleid • memoir, poetry chapbooks, essays, dir. of Creative Writing, MSU
Whitney Spotts • Schuler Books marketing, Author Tours Coordinator
Bob Tarte • memoirs with ducks and humor, Wall Street Journal Best Seller

Rally Warm-UpApril 8: “From Mickey to Maus,” Comic art with Randy Scott.
               Free at Schuler Books, Eastwood, 7:00 pm.
Rally is the warmest, longest-running conference in Michigan.
Great speakers, great company, and pretty good cookies.
Sponsored in part by Gibson’s Bookstore, Lansing Community College, and the Michigan Humanities Council

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