HerStories Fest 2011

Tonight I visit IMPACT89FM, student radio of Michigan State University, on the program Exposure. Emily Fox interviews me about HerStories Fest (read more below) during her weekly segment Michigan Storytelling. I also will read new poetry from my set in progress called “The Mason Esker”. The spot airs around 7:45pm EST and can be streamed online. It’s great to return for my second visit! The first was on February 5 when I read the poem “Origins” (hear the podcast).

HerStories Fest takes place this Friday, March 18. This celebration of stories about women is a fundraiser for the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing! The program begins at 6:30pm with a free reception and Word Art performances at Everybody Reads Bookstore (2019 E. Michigan Ave.), followed by the Benefit Concert with Buffet at Gone Wired Cafe (2021 E. Michigan Ave.). The event features the music of Mighty Medicine and food service by chef Cecilia Garcia (Mama Bear’s Cafe). Learn about the full program here.

It’s been an honor to organize HerStories Fest with the talented Sandra Cade of Intercultural Communications and Jill Fisher, an Eastside neighbor. The community support is stunning with local sponsors and artists. Please check out The HerStories Project website for details and updates. I look forward to emceeing the Word Art performances, which begins at 7:00pm, and sharing some of my own poetry.

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