Join us for a night of fantastic fiction with Michael Ferro and Susan DeFreitas!
Michael Ferro's TITLE 13 is a timely investigation into the heart of a
despotic government and a darkly comic cautionary tale of mental illness
and unconventional love. The novel deftly blends satirical comedy aimed
at the hot-button issues of modern society with the gut-wrenching
reality of an intensely personal descent into addiction. Michael’s
writing has appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies. Born
and bred in Detroit, Michael has lived, worked, and written throughout
the Midwest; he currently resides in rural Ann Arbor.
DeFreitas is the author of Hot Season - set in the tinder-dry Southwest
and based in part on real events in the early nineties and mid-aughts.
An outlaw activist on the run, a pipeline set to destroy a river, and
three young women who must decide who to love, who to trust, and what to
sacrifice for the greater good. Susan has never been able to choose
between fantasy and reality, so she lives and writes in both. A
first-generation American of Caribbean descent, she currently lives in
Signing to follow.
Join us as author Jeff Goodell makes his first visit to Ann Arbor
for a conversation and book signing! The Water Will Come: Rising Seas,
Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World was named a NY
Times Critics’ Top Book, a Washington Post Notable Work of Nonfiction,
and is one of Booklist’s Top 10 Science Books of 2017.
This event is presented by and in support of Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice which champions local and national collaboration to advance
environmental justice and sustainable redevelopment, and fosters clean,
healthy and safe communities through innovative policy, education and
workforce initiatives. Proceeds from the sale of Jeff's book will
benefit the organization’s ongoing climate work, and additional
donations are appreciated. Light refreshments will be served.
note: On July 12, DWEJ will release their economic report on the
impacts of implementing the Detroit Climate Action Plan, which is the
result of voluntary collaboration of businesses, education institutions,
nonprofit & governmental organizations. Learn more about DWEJ and
the Detroit Climate Action Plan here.
immersive, mildly gonzo and depressingly well-timed book about the
drenching effects of global warming, and a powerful reminder that we can
bury our heads in the sand about climate change for only so long before
the sand itself disappears." (Jennifer Senior, New York Times)
is the author of several other books including Big Coal: The Dirty
Secret Behind America's Energy Future, and How to Cool the Planet:
Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth's Climate. He is a
contributing editor at Rolling Stone, where he has written about a wide
variety of subjects, from hookers and politicians to climate scientists
and Internet billionaires. As a commentator on energy and environmental
issues, Goodell has appeared on NPR, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, ABC, NBC, PBS,
Fox News and The Oprah Winfrey Show.
month we are hosting a full hour of open mic in a relaxed, welcoming
atmosphere. Please join us to hear some fantastic local poets, and feel
free to share your own work or that of a favorite author. This is part
of a monthly series on the 2nd Thursday of most months at 7pm in
partnership with Les Go Social Media Marketing & Training.