Tonight is Bridges Open Mic!

The program starts at 7:00pm at (SCENE) Metrospace, 110 Charles St., East Lansing, Michigan! The cover is only $3, which goes to (SCENE), a gallery and performance space funded by the City of East Lansing. The venue is a valuable resource for Greater Lansing. Thanks, Director Tim Lane, for making the space available to grassroots […]

Bridges, Bright and Bold

Thanks to Professor Amy Drees and her design students at Defiance College (Ohio), Bridges Open Mic has bright and bold materials! Here are a poster (11×17), a letter-size flyer, and a mini-flyer (2 per letter-size). Please pass these on digitally and in print, so that word about the program may spread. And, remember, registration is […]

Bridges Goes Boom!

Bridges Open Mic, coming November 22, continues to gain momentum! Since the program’s last update, the Capital Area Response Effort (C.A.R.E.) of Lansing has become a partner. Also, the Peace Education Center is donating transportation funds for featured poet Bobbi Byrd. And I’m both excited and honored to be collaborating with Jeffrey Franckowiak, a Lansing-based […]

Newsflash about Bridges

Bridges Open Mic is building support across the Greater Lansing community! The Peace and Justice Committee of Red Cedar Friends (Quaker) Meeting made a donation toward the event venue. The Sexual Assault Program at Michigan State University is the most recent partner to join the program. And youth from the Gateway L.G.B.T.Q. Support Group are […]

The Success of HerStories Fest

A tell-tale sign of success at a grassroots event is when communities show support. This dynamic made HerStories Fest shine: bringing together people from the greater Lansing area and college campuses, as well multiple generations and genders. And in contrast to The HerStories Project’s 2010 jar-on-the-table fundraiser, in 2011 we raised $1,766.18! This gift to […]

HerStories Fest: Raffle, Auction, & More

Good news! Advance donations of $20 or more for the benefit portion of HerStories Fest are accepted through Thursday, March 17. Visit the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing, Gone Wired Cafe, Everybody Reads Bookstore, East Lansing Food Co-op, or Triple Goddess Bookstore to collect yours! Only advance donors qualify for the raffle prize of $100 […]

Grassroots Has Might!

HerStories Fest calls for advanced donations toward the Benefit Concert with Buffet at a suggestion of $20 per person! See below for a list of locations. All proceeds go to the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing. Advanced donors qualify for a raffle with a prize of $100 in gift certificates. Also, advanced donations help provide […]

EOW Gratitude List

Embodying Our Words gave us pages of inspiration, as well as laughter and tears. The varied events formed wide and intimate circles, providing a range of ways to explore embodied writing – life stories connected to the body. Co-organizer Dawn Comer and I are extremely grateful for the many contributions of sponsors, guests, and program […]

EOW Guests and Organziers

For the first HerStories program of 2011, there are new and returning faces! Dawn Comer and Mary Catherine Harper gave workshops last year and do so again at Embodying Our Words. Joining us for the first time are Lauren Spencer, Jerri Courtney, and Cindie Alwood! Please read on to learn more about EOW organizers and […]

EOW: Program Preview

Updated February 16, 2011. Here’s a preview of what’s to come at Embodying Our Words! The program starts on Friday, February 18, at 12:30pm at Michigan State University’s Residential College in the Arts and Humanities. The opening session is titled “HerStories Circle: now let us shift.” Joining us is Lauren Spencer, Program Coordinator from the […]