2019 Calendar of Events

A series of community and campus events will take place throughout the fall of 2019. New events will be added, so check back often. All events are FREE, unless otherwise noted.

Signature Events

 

A Community Conversation with Matthew Desmond
Sunday, Aug. 25; 6:30 p.m.
East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road
Community members are invited to attend this special community event featuring author Matthew Desmond. Seating will be on a first come, first serve basis. A book signing will follow the program.

MSU Fall Convocation featuring Matthew Desmond
Monday, Aug. 26; 9 a.m.
Jack Breslin Student Events Center, 534 Birch Road
Author Matthew Desmond will address MSU's incoming class at the MSU Fall Convocation. This event is open to the general public. 

Student Q&A with Matthew Desmond
Monday, Aug. 26; 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center at MSU (Auditorium), 219 S. Harrison Road

Author Matthew Desmond will answer pre-submitted questions from students. A submission form for questions will be posted soon! This event is open to all MSU students.


Other OBOC Events 


OBOC Writing Workshops
Sept. 3, 10, 17; 4-6 p.m. or 7-9 p.m.
East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road

Community members are invited to participate in one of two writing workshops taught by MSU Residential College in the Arts and Humanities Professor Anita Skeen. The workshops are free, but registration is required. Registration opens Aug. 1 at www.elpl.org

OBOC Writing Workshops - Participant Reading
Tuesday, Sept. 24; 7-9 p.m.
(SCENE) Metrospace, 110 Charles St. 
Community members are invited to (SCENE) Metrospace to hear participants of the OBOC Writing Workshops read excerpts from their work. Light refreshments will be provided.