Lansing Community College

Everyone invited to annual Women’s Literature Read-In

Student reads

Celebrate Women’s History Month with the annual Women's Literature Read-In, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 26 in the Gannon Building Grand River Room, located next to the Michigan Room. The session will also be available on Webex.

Readers will present their own writing or that of favorite women authors. Plan to stay for the day or drop in as your schedule allows.

11 a.m.


11:05 a.m.

Nan Jackson, LCC Math Professor (ret.), her own poetry and poems by Rosalie Petrouske and Barbara Kingsolver

11:25 a.m.

Sophia Kirchoff, her poem, “Strange Matter Matters”

11:35 a.m.

Rina Risper, President and Publisher of The New Citizens Press, reading from Our Stories Belong in History

11:55 a.m.

Ruelaine Stokes, Poet, reading her poetry and a selection by Rosalie Petrouske

12:15 p.m.

Nadia El Anani, LCC Reference and Instruction Librarian, reading her work, “My Own Travelings: Women in Prison, Michigan Incarceration”

12:35 p.m.

Shamane Bell, LCC English Professor, reading from African American women writers

12:47 p.m.

Barb Clauer, LCC English Professor, reading a community-generated poem about Rosalie Petrouske

12:50 p.m.

Tim Deines, LCC English Professor, reading from Olga Tokarczuk’s Drive Your Own Plow Over the Bones of the Dead (2009)

1:10 p.m.

Melissa Lucken, LCC English Professor, “Writing an Erotic Romance”

1:30 p.m.

Andy Brent, LCC Public Relations, poems by Barbara Brent Bower from Poetry in Motion: Award-winning Poems in the Coca Cola 1996 Centennial Olympic Games Poetry Contest

1:45 p.m.

Susan Prinz Murphy, LCC Professional Tutor, Writing Center, reading her poetry and flash fiction

2 p.m.

10-minute break

2:10 p.m.

Robin Pizzo, Director of Education, Michigan Learning Channel, reading her first picture book J.B.’s Big OH Garden (May 2024) and Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I a Woman”

2:30 p.m.

Linda Peckham, LCC English Professor (ret.), reading excerpts from “Toshi’s Grapes,” and Rosalie Petrouske’s “Mary Amyotte”

2:50 p.m.

Dawn Newton, from her novel-in-progress Bei Mir Bist du Schoen, and Rosalie Petrouske’s “Lilacs”

3:10 p.m.

Robin Moore, LCC Library Operations Circulation Specialist, reading a selection of poems

3:20 p.m.

Teresa Purvis, LCC English Professor, reading selected works by Irish writers

3:40 p.m.

Lance Norman, LCC English Professor, reading excerpts from an interview with Paula Vogel on the revival of her play How I Learned to Drive 


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