The 31st annual Rally of Writers Conference was held on April 14 on the West Campus of Lansing Community College in Lansing, Michigan. The conference featured workshops, craft and publishing talks, and readings in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Participating writers and publishing professionals included fiction writers Michael Byers, Desiree Cooper, and John Smolens; nonfiction writers Greg Baldino and Patrice Johnson; and agents Elana Parker (Laura Dail Literary Agency) and Alice Speilburg (Speilburg Literary). Poet Terry M. Blackhawk delivered the keynote. The cost of the conference was $85 ($50 for students) in advance, and $100 ($60 for students) on-site. Visit the website for more information
Rally of Writers Conference, P.O. Box 4253, East Lansing, MI 48923.