Author Appearances Abound This Week

There’s much to look forward to this week on the author appearance front.  Tied to Michigan by home, topic, or publisher, here’s a heads-up on a few familiar authors and their fast- approaching local events. There’s a lot of info here so make sure you call and confirm dates and times prior to the event.

On Thursday, March 18, 2010, Marygrove College Institute for Detroit Studies will present An Evening of Recent Detroit Fiction. This evening event features readings and booksignings from Peter Markus, Susan Messer, and Michael Zadoorian. The event will take place at Marygrove College Alumnae Hall in the Madame Cadillac Building located at 8425 West McNichols in Detroit. Beginning at 7:00pm, this function is free and open to the public.

In addition to two other appearances, Susan Messer will also present Grand River and Joy on Thursday, March 18, 2010 at the JCC of Metro Detroit in West Bloomfield from 12pm-1pm as part of their Lunch and Literature Series Book Club.

On Friday, March 19, 2010, The University of Michigan Press Author Series will proudly present two of their published authors. Debra Spark, author of the novel Good for the Jews, and Susan Messer, author of the Detroit-based work Grand River and Joy will  read from their novels and discuss creating a sense of place in fiction. This event is from 5:00pm-6:30pm and will be held in the Screening Room on the second floor of the University of Michigan’s Shapiro Undergraduate Library which is located at 919 S. University in Ann Arbor.

Also representing The University of Michigan Press this week is Michigan author Mardi Link. Ms. Link will present at the Dearborn Inn as part of The Michigan in Perspective:  Local History Conference. Sponsored by The Historical Society of Michigan, the conference will take place on Saturday, March 20, 2010 and will include a talk and booksigning by Link, the author of Isadore’s Secret and When Evil Came to Good HartFor more specific information call (313) 271-2700.

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-Post by Megan Shaffer

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