Artist Demonstration area

The Artist Demonstration Area promotes art inquiry and supplements community art education by providing festival visitors with an opportunity to ask questions and chat with artists at work. The Artist Demonstration Area presents artists working with glass, metal, collage, prints, paint, assemblage, ceramics, fiber and computers.  The Artist Demonstration Area also showcases poetry and theater, in an effort to broaden the festival’s artistic scope and range of experience. 




Fiction 440 Event

sunday, May 21

2:00 PM - Fiction 440 brings its flash fiction reading to the Art Demo Area. 

This is a live performance event. Come enjoy listening to local writers read their flash fiction creations. Each story is just 440 words long, but you'll be amazed how much life each writer can pack into that little space! 
Fiction 440 is pleased to announce that the Peppermint Creek Theatre Company will be joining them to perform three Fiction 440 stories, taken from their archives, live!


Poetry Events

Saturday, May 20

1:15 PM - Poetry Chalking with members of the MSU Center for poetry.

2:00 PM - Poetry Reading: Grace Carras, Joseph Harris, Cindy Hunter-Morgan, Leonora Smith, Evergreen Haiku Collaborative

Introducing the Lansing Poet Laureate: Dennis Hinrichsen

Haiku workshop, immediately following reading
Conducted by Michele Root-Berstein, former editor of the Haiku Society of America’s journal, Frog Pond.


Sunday, may 21

MSU Summer Circle Theater teaser

Saturday, May 20

Riverwalk Theatre
12:30 PM

#LSJMEETS-located on Abbot Rd & Albert Av.

Sat May 20

12 - 2 PM – #LSJMeets
2-4 PM – Meet the leadership: Steph Angel, Executive Editor and Rebecca Poynter, President
4-6 PM – Join LSJ photo/videographers, Julia Nagy and Matthew Dae Smith, for an iPhone photography tutorial and tips for catching newsworthy images. Located at the #LSJMeets tent.

The LSJ staffers will host small tours around the festival (space is limited!) and offer their skills and knowledge at the booth. Reserve your space at