Michigan State University did host a conference yesterday [Saturday] on Rumi, the 13th-century Muslim poet, mystic and philosopher.
The conference was followed by a night-long poetry reading, whirling dervishes and traditional Sufi music.
More at http://rumi.history.msu.edu/.
There will be another celebration with live music, whirling dervishes from Turkey, calligraphy and a play about Rumi at 6 p.m. today [Sunday] at Holt High School, 5885 W. Holt Road in Holt.
Tickets are $30, $20 for students, with discounts for groups of two or more. For more information, visit http://www.glsfc.org/.