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Sat, Oct 15



The REO Town Book Party

*Free to attend, some events require RSVP, please read info below!* The REO Town Book Party is a celebration of written and spoken words, and a collaboration between writers, neighbors and booksellers! More info at the link!

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The REO Town Book Party
The REO Town Book Party

Time & Location

Oct 15, 2022, 12:00 PM

Lansing, 1105 S Washington Ave, Lansing, MI 48910, USA

About The Event

All events are free to attend! Please support local businesses, authors and artists as you enjoy this event!

The  REO Town Book Party is a celebration of written and spoken words, and a  collaboration between writers, neighbors and booksellers! Most events  occur 12-6PMish.

12-6PM: Pop-up sidewalk market. (REO Town)

12-6PM: Book Crawl! *While supplies last. (Across Lansing)

12PM: Ghostbuster Spooky Story Time w/ Ryan Holmes (Deatime Stories)

1:30PM: Poetry Workshop with Siaara Freeman! (The Robin)

3PM: SwampFire and Friends Book Signing and Readings (Everybody Reads)

5PM: Poetry Showcase with Siaara Freeman! (The Robin)

8:30PM: After-party (Marcus' House, 119 E. Elm)

Look  out for other special events that may be popping up at participating  bookstores, or visit 'Festival of the Macabre' at the REO Town  Marketplace!


More details:

Book  Crawl: Visit each of the participating booksellers, collect a pin, and  get a free book tote when you make it to the end! Participants: - Deatime Stories - The Robin Books - Wayfaring Booksellers - A Novel Concept - Socialight Society - Everybody Reads - The Resistance.

Buttons are free with a purchase or $1 each. 

*Bags can be claimed at Deadtime Stories and The Robin Books, while supplies last

Pop-up  Market: Visit REO Town for a walkable street market, produced by  Vintage Junkies! Book-adjacent vendors and local artisans will delight  you with their wares!

 Vendor submission form:

Poetry  Events at The Robin: Thanks to the Lansing Poet Laureate and The Poetry  Room, The Robin Theatre will host a poetry workshop with Siaara Freeman  (1:30PM) and a free poetry showcase featuring Siaara Freeman (5PM).  RSVP is recommended, as seating is limited.

Showcase registration:

Workshop registration:

SwampFire  and Friends Book Signing and Reading: Authors Mike Copperman, Cait  West, Mary Catherine Harper, and Dawn Burns will be signing books and  giving pop-up readings at Everybody Reads from 12-6, with a featured  reading of all four writers scheduled for 3:00. Stop by to visit,  celebrate books, and hear stories and poems!


Funding provided by the MCACA through the REO Town Association

Additional Sponsorship by  Loomis Law  RCAH Center for Poetry at Michigan State University

The Lansing Poet Laureate is brought to you by: LEAP The Poetry Room  Lansing Poetry Club 

 RCAH Center for Poetry at MSU

*** Want to get involved? ***

Please contact if you're a book-adjacent vendor or author that would like to set up a table!

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