#MidwestHungerIs Spring Write-a-thon Information#MidwestHungerIs Spring

Saturday, April 18 from 1pm to 4pm
Starting at 300 Bessey Hall and moving to other campus locations

The Write-A-Thon is back and better than ever!

Join us to write, draw, and craft representations of the hunger in our lives and what it means to us. We’ll spend a lovely spring afternoon traveling to various locations around campus to create representations of what hunger means to us, our communities, and the Midwest.

For more information on this and other #MidwestHungerIs events and initiatives, please visit

Revision WorkshopRevision Workshop

Tuesday, April 21 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
The Writing Center @ MSU (300 Bessey Hall)

Bring your writing from #MidwestHungerIs events or responses to our social media prompts to share and get feedback on your work before you submit to our anthology! We’ll have refreshments to sustain you and materials to help you revise and re-imagine your writing and creations.

For more information on this and other #MidwestHungerIs events and initiatives, please visit

#MidwestHungerIs Presents... Creating with the Stars!#MidwestHungerIs Presents… Creating with the Stars!

Friday, April 24 from 4pm to 6:30pm
Abrams Planetarium, MSU

We’ll be sharing our thoughts on hunger by writing, drawing, and making representations of our experiences at MSU’s Abrams Planetarium! Making stations will be set up in the lobby, and free planetarium shows will be playing at 4:30pm and 5:15pm.

Please bring one non-perishable food item to contribute to our donation to the Greater Lansing Food Bank. Parking is provided.

For more information on this and other #MidwestHungerIs events and initiatives, please visit

Poem in Your Pocket Open Mic Reading

Tuesday, April 28 at 7:30pm
Dublin Square Irish Restaurant and Pub (327 Abbot Rd., East Lansing)

People wishing to read are invited to read a short (no more than 3 minutes), memorable poem, either original or by a favorite poet. Participants are invited to sign up at the door. The first 20 people to sign up will be guaranteed a slot.

The reading celebrates Poem in Your Pocket Day, originally established in New York City in 2002. Since 2008, the Academy of American Poets has declared a day in late April as National Poem in Your Pocket Day and urges Americans to celebrate by selecting a poem, carrying it with them, and sharing it with others throughout the day as schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, and other venues ring loud with open readings of poems from pockets. Pocket poems will be available at the restaurant for those wishing to read or to simply pocket a poem. There will be no charge for the event.

For more information, contact Ruelaine Stokes, 517-267-0410 or

Community Creative Writing Group

January 21
February 11 & 25
March 11 & 25
April 8 & 22

(all workshops run from 7:30pm-9:00pm at the East Lansing Public Library)

Working on a poem, short story, novel,  or other work? Need help developing ideas or moving forward? Stop by The Community Creative Writing Group, which is designed to help you develop your inventive writing skills! Bring in whatever you are working on and we will gladly help and workshop our pieces together. For more information, or to join the mailing list for this group, please email