Essayist Jack Lessenberry to keynote Rally of Writers

Apr 16, 2015

Jack Lessenberry keynotes A Rally of Writers in Lansing this weekend.
Credit Courtesy Michigan Radio

The 28th Rally of Writers is Saturday in Lansing. The annual one-day conference will bring together leading Michigan writers like “Bootstrapper” author Mardi Jo Link, author and WKAR book reviewer Lev Raphael and others with audiences who love reading and aspire to write themselves. The keynote speaker will be Jack Lessenberry, whose essays on Michigan politics are seen in publications across the state and heard on our Michigan Public Radio Network sister station in Ann Arbor, Michigan Radio.

A Rally of Writers is held at the west campus of Lansing Community College. There’s a warm-up event to kick of the rally Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Schuler book store in the Eastwood Towne Center with Russ McLogan and Mark Woodbury, authors of two books about World War Two.

Current State host Mark Bashore talks with Jack Lessenberry about his work and about his message for A Rally of Writers, namely how writing has changed in the age of the internet and online publication.