The Winners of Our 5th Annual High School Poetry Competition

Congratulations to Jessi Bowser (1st Place), Jenna Wang (2nd Place), and Katie Peterson (3rd Place) for winning our 2013 High School Poetry Competition! We had over 250 poems submitted from high schoolers across Michigan, and the winners will read their selections on November 13 at 7 pm in the RCAH Theater in conjunction with aContinue reading “The Winners of Our 5th Annual High School Poetry Competition”

Carolyn Gage at the RCAH Center for Poetry

We’re thrilled to welcome playwright Carolyn Gage to the Center for Poetry. A feminist, lesbian playwright, she specializes in┬ánon-traditional roles for women, especially those reclaiming famous lesbians whose stories have been distorted or erased from history. Please join us for the following events surrounding Carolyn’s visit: Wednesday, November 6: An Evening of Lesbian Theatre withContinue reading “Carolyn Gage at the RCAH Center for Poetry”

RCAH Center for Poetry Intern Jenny Crakes Visits Lansing STEM Academy

Center for Poetry intern Jenny Crakes visited the Lansing STEM Academy on Tuesday, Oct. 29, to conduct a poetry writing workshop for the students there. Here is her account. The Center for Poetry had a wonderful opportunity this week to collaborate with the Lansing STEM Academy, where middle school students are writing poems to enterContinue reading “RCAH Center for Poetry Intern Jenny Crakes Visits Lansing STEM Academy”

Writing Workshop a Success

The RCAH Center for Poetry welcomed about 20 people to the “If Your Clothes Could Talk” writing workshop. Anita Skeen and Ruelaine Stokes facilitated the two-hour long discussion. If you missed the fun, remember to come on out to the RCAH LookOut! Gallery on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. for a reading and receptionContinue reading “Writing Workshop a Success”

In Person With George Ellenbogen

By Kelsey Block The RCAH Center for Poetry welcomed Canadian Poet and Memoirist George Ellenbogen to East Lansing last week. During his visit, Ellenbogen visited several classes, conducted workshops, and gave readings of his work. Ellenbogen studied as an undergraduate at McGill University. He said he had begun working toward his Master of Arts degreeContinue reading “In Person With George Ellenbogen”

George Ellenbogen at the Center for Poetry

The RCAH Center for Poetry is thrilled to welcome our first visiting writer of the Fall Writers Series, George Ellenbogen. He will be reading from his latest memoir, “A Stone In My Shoe: In Search of Neighbourhood” as well as that of his late partner, Evelyn Shakir: “Teaching Arabs, Writing Self.” If you’re around MSU’sContinue reading “George Ellenbogen at the Center for Poetry”