Lansing Community College

All invited to Women’s Literature Read-In

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In celebration of Women's History Month, authors and readers will present their work and the work of women writers from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, in the Gannon Building Grand River Room, 1130.

This roster of writers for this year’s Women’s Literature Read-In includes award-winning writers Rosalie Petrouske, Laura Apol, Erin Bartels and Nan Jackson. Authors will be available to sign copies of their books. The TLC Library will also provide a book cart with works by women writers for checkout, and refreshments will be served. This year's event will be face-to-face and on Webex. Please join us!

  • 11 a.m.: Opening Remarks and Welcome
  • 11:05 a.m.: Dr. Laura Apol, MSU Professor and Poet
  • 11:25 a.m.: Bill Blanchard, Retired LCC Film Production Faculty, from “Jan’s Journey”
  • 11:45 a.m.: Robin Pizzo, Director of Education, Michigan Learning Channel, from “Disparities,” a collection of poems
  • 12:05 p.m.: Melissa Lucken, LCC English Professor, from her own works
  • 12:20 p.m.: Tim Deines, LCC English Professor, from Claudia Jones
  • 12:35 p.m.: Dawn Newton, former LCC English Professor, from “Bei Mir Bistu Shein”
  • 12:55 p.m.: Erin Bartels, Novelist
  • 1:15 p.m.: Dedria Humphries, Retired LCC English Professor, from her own works
  • 1:30 p.m.: Susan Serafin-Jess, LCC English Professor, Poet, from “Poems from/for Precariat”
  • 1:45 p.m.: Ruelaine Stokes, Poet
  • 1:55 p.m.: Short Break
  • 2:05 p.m.: Andy Brent, LCC Public Relations, “Watching Daddy Play Pinochle” by Barbara Brent Brower
  • 2:10 p.m.: Lucas Silvernail, from Cressida Cowell’s “Wizards of Once,” and Shannon Silvernail, from “The Bone Season” by Samantha Shannon
  • 2:40 p.m.: Linda Peckham, Retired LCC English Professor, “Huaraches” and “A Few Words from Mary Oliver”
  • 3 p.m.: Rosalie Petrouske, LCC English Professor, Poet, from her collection of poems, “Tracking the Fox”
  • 3:15 p.m.: Curlada Eure-Harris, LCC Counselor, from “RAW Health Pathways to Natural Healing”
  • 3:25 p.m.: Teresa Purvis, LCC English Professor
  • 3:40 p.m.: Nan Jackson, Retired LCC Math Professor, Poet


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