Lansing Book Party and Book Crawl

Sat, September 30, 2023 10:00 AM - Sat, September 30, 2023 9:30 PM at Lansing (several locations)

Join book-loving Lansing-ites, poets, authors and booksellers for a celebration of the written and spoken word. The Lansing Book Party is a city-wide event, featuring a book crawl, pop-up open mics, workshops and author events, as well as a spoken word poetry show featuring Ephraim Nehemiah & Friends.

The Center for Poetry is pleased to share space during the book crawl with Wayfaring Booksellers (inside REO Town Marketplace), 1027 S Washington Ave., Lansing. Stop by and collect a button and enter for a chance to win a limited edition broadside.


This is a grassroots, community event, created and operated by local indie booksellers. We hope you'll buy some books, but it's otherwise pretty much free to attend. We don't have corporate sponsors or agendas, just an abiding love of books and a belief that Lansing can be a fun and interesting place to live. Thanks for being a part of this- have fun!

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Visit each participating bookstore, collect a button, and receive custom Lansing Book Party merch at the end! *While supplies last, see list below for participating stores!
**Some stores open at 10AM, others at 11AM, check each location's info.

(All locations in Lansing)

10 AM - 6 PM: A Novel Concept222 S. Washington Square
Dear Ollie Postcard Party!

10 AM - 6 PM: Wayfaring Booksellers1023 S. Washington Ave.
RCAH Center for Poetry Wheelbarrow Books onsite with info about the Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize.

11 AM: CADL Downtown401 S. Capitol Ave.
Cassie Veselovsky Storytime
Local children's book author

11 AM - 7 PM: Socialight Society5454 W. Saginaw Hwy. (Inside the Lansing Mall)
Indie Author Summit

12PM - 2 PM: A Novel Concept222 S. Washington Square
Literary Oracle Readings with Bry from Clover Joy Collective

12 PM - 3 PM: Blue Owl (REO Town), 1149 S, Washington Ave.
Shut Up & Write w/ Matthew Rossi

12 PM - 6 PM: Everybody Reads2019 E. Michigan Ave.
Pop On In!: An afternoon of creative writing activities and reading

1 PM - 3:00 PM: Everybody Reads2019 E. Michigan Ave.
Cynthia Hurst Author Event

2 PM: Hooked3142 E. Michigan Ave.
Children's book author/illustrator event w/ Kate Cosgrove, Pat Dewitt-Grush, Robin Dewitt, Paula Panagouleas Miller

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Everybody Reads2019 E. Michigan Ave.
Pop-Up Podcasts and Casual Conversations with Bonnie Jo Campbell and area writers

4 PM - 6 PM: Everybody Reads2019 E. Michigan Ave.
Many Voices Community Open Mic (5-minute signups, all genres)
Featured presenters - Cait West and Ben Pineda

7 PM: Socialight Society5454 W. Saginaw Hwy. (Inside the Lansing Mall)
RAW Poetry Open Mic

8 PM: The Robin Theatre1105 S. Washington Ave.
Ephraim Nehemiah & Friends
Produced by The Poetry Room
Spoken-word poetry, ticketed event:


For full event schedule visit the Lansing Book Party's Facebook event page: