“A Rally of Writers: the best one day writing conference in Michigan that no one’s heard of!”

Held every spring for the past 30 years in Lansing, Michigan, we feature 16 sessions of Michigan writers, poets, teachers, editors and publishers discussing every aspect of writing and the publishing business. Choose among four sessions that run simultaneously. Download and view the current schedule on the CONFERENCE  menu tab.

For the past few years the venue has been the Lansing Community College West Campus Conference Center at LCC’s West Campus in Delta Township (map), west of downtown Lansing. Parking is free and virtually unlimited. A buffet lunch is optional at extra cost. Seating is limited. The nearest restaurants are less than two miles away, but attendees are welcome to bring their own sack lunches; LCC has a large cafeteria seating area immediately adjacent to the conference area, but the cafeteria is closed on weekends. Vending machines also close by.

Rally attendees looking for hotel accommodations in the area of the Rally and Lansing Community College West Campus are invited to check out Country Inn and Suites of Lansing. Located at the interchange of I-496 and Creyts Road, within a couple miles of LCC West Campus, Country Inn offers a discount to anyone attending conferences at the LCC conference center. Be sure to tell them when you make a reservation.

For more information on writing groups, check out the Resources page.

For more information, or to get on an email mailing list, write to Mark at arallyofwriters@att.net with your name and address. (FYI: official replies will come from our mailing address arallyofwriters@att.net.) We take online registrations with PayPal or personal checks by USPS mail. Personal checks and credit cards accepted at the door; credit cards are accepted through PayPal. We don’t provide confirmation of mail-in registration. However, I do confirm online PayPal registrations, and I will respond to all email inquiries as quickly as possible. (I have to clear out at least 100 spam emails every week, so please be patient with me!) If you send us a check and registration form, you’re in. If we have space, we take late registration at the door. However, if Rally is booked to capacity in advance, your money will be refunded and we will post the closing here as soon as possible.

We are a small organization of volunteers. We continue to work diligently to solve any issues.


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