Summer Break


Thank you for helping us make 2016-17 a smashing success. With your support, we saw the launch of Wheelbarrow Books, helped establish a Lansing Poet Laureate, and continued offering literary and poetic events suited to varied tastes—all free and open to the public.


We'll be back in August, so for now, save these dates, and we'll announce the rest of our

Fall Writing Series then.


Saturdays, August 19 & September 2

Page Meets Stage Writing & Performance workshops

6-8 pm, Snyder Hall


Tuesdays, September 5, 12, & 19

One Book, One Community Writing Workshops with Anita Skeen

4-6 pm and 7-9 pm


Wednesday, September 13  10 am-1 pm

Walk, Chalk, Poetry

MSU River Trail near Shaw Hall


Saturday, September 16

Evergreen Haiku Study Group

1-3 pm, C301 Snyder


Tuesday, September 26, 7 pm

One Book, One Community Reading by participants in Anita Skeen's writing workshops



Tuesday, September 26

Page Meets Stage hosted by The Poetry Room

7:15 pm, Robin Theatre

1105 S Washington Ave., Lansing


Thursday, September 28

Annual Used Book Sale

9 am - 5:30 pm

Farm Lane & North Shaw


Wednesday, October 4

Ocean Vuong

(co-sponsored with

RCAH Wednesday Night Live)

3 pm Afternoon Conversation,

LookOut! Gallery

7 pm Reading, RCAH Theater

Reception and book signing immediately following





Entries are being accepted now for the third biannual

Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize

open to authors of at least one full-length poetry collection.

Judge: George Ellenbogen

Reading period closes Oct. 1, 2017

 Full guidelines here


2017 Spring Poetry Festival

Click on the image above for information about our Spring Poetry Festival.







Toi Derricotte

April 26

Mark Doty




Hunter Morgan

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