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Sat, Sep 30



The Lansing Book Party

Join book-loving Lansing-ites, poets, authors and booksellers for a celebration of written and spoken words! 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 Lansing Book Party
The Lansing Book Party

Time & Location

Sep 30, 2023, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Lansing, Lansing, MI, USA

About The Event

Schedule of events below!

**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!**



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.

10-6: A Novel Concept Dear Ollie Postcard Party!

10-6: Wayfaring Booksellers RCAH Center for Poetry Wheelbarrow Books onsite with info about the Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize.

11AM: CADL Downtown Cassie Veselovsky Storytime Local children's book author

11-7: Socialight Society Indie Author Summit

12-2: A Novel Concept Literary Oracle Readings with Bry from Clover Joy Collective

12-3: Blue Owl (REO Town) Shut Up & Write w/ Matthew Rossi

12-6PM: Everybody Reads Pop On In!: An afternoon of creative writing activities and reading

1-3:00PM: Everybody Reads Cynthia Hurst Author Event

2PM: Hooked Children's book author/illustrator event w/ Kate Cosgrove, Pat Dewitt-Grush, Robin Dewitt, Paula Panagouleas Miller

2:30-4:00PM: Everybody Reads Pop-Up Podcasts and Casual Conversations with Bonnie Jo Campbell and area writers

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

7PM: Socialight Society RAW Poetry Open Mic

8PM: The Robin Theatre Ephraim Nehemiah & Friends Prod. by The Poetry Room Spoken-word poetry, ticketed event:

LaterPM: Hooked

Come to Hooked with all 8 buttons and celebrate the book crawl journey with half off a cocktail/mocktail or $2 off a wine flight. We are open until 11 pm on Saturday.

**More events at other spaces TBA!**


Participating booksellers: Socialight  Society, Everybody Reads, Hooked, Deadtime Stories, The Robin Books,  Wayfaring Booksellers, A Novel Concept, Summit Comics and Games.

Other Partners: The  Poetry Room, The RCAH Center for Poetry, Many Voices, Matthew Rossi /  REO Town Reading, Capital Area District Library and more!

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