Passion of the Creative Mind


Passion of the Creative Mind, running Thursday (June 20) through Sunday (June 23) at University Spiritual Center of Lansing, will feature a series of activities and performances in celebration of “our creative minds and the passion that inspires our creativity.”

The welcome reception begins 7 p.m. Thursday, followed by a film festival from 7:30 to 9 p.m., featuring short movies created by local residents.

Friday’s (June 21) events will begin with a presentation by Cheryl Caesar, president of the Michigan College English Association, secretary of the Lansing Poetry Club and associate professor in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric and Cultures at Michigan State University. The evening will continue with poetry and short story readings at 8 p.m., an open mic at 8:30 p.m. and a ceremonial fire with a performance by Native flute artist David Meeder at 9 p.m.

Meeder will also kick off Saturday’s schedule with a flute performance at 1:30 p.m. The day will continue with an improv workshop at 2 p.m., presented by Ruhala Performing Arts Center; a theatrical skit showcase at 3 p.m.; a performance by the Capital City Brass Band at 5:30 p.m.; and a performance and presentation on how to write music by StoweGood, a duo of Nashville-based singer-songwriters and speakers, at 6:30 p.m. Between the skit showcase and the brass band performance, attendees can break for food at the event’s food trucks.

The Passion of the Creative Mind art and photography gallery, featuring both professional and amateur works, will also be open 3 to 8:30 p.m. Friday and 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

The celebration will wrap up Sunday morning with a discussion on creative expression through cuisine at 9 a.m. and Unity’s weekly Sunday service at 10:30 a.m.

All events are free and open to the public, though donations will be accepted. For more information, visit


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