A few literary events are on tap for the next couple of days starting off with Scott Turow’s appearance on Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. at The Birmingham Community House. This lottery-based ticket event is sponsored by the Friends of the Baldwin Public Library as a part of the 2010 Everyone’s Reading program. This year’s featured title is Turow’s genre inspiring ‘Presumed Innocent’.
Also on Thursday, April 15, 2010, native Detroiter Steve Luxenberg will appear at The Royal Oak Public Library at 7:00 p.m. to read and discuss his book ‘Annie’s Ghosts’. This is the first stop on Mr. Luxenberg’s 2010 Michigan Notable Book award tour. In case you missed it the first time around, check out NLR’s review of his intriguing Detroit-based memoir here; it’s well worth the read. Additionally, I was fortunate enough to catch Mr. Luxenberg’s talk a few months back at the JCC which I commented on in NLR’s post Luxenberg Shares Secrets at Jewish Book Fair.
Neil Baldwin will be presenting his book ‘Henry Ford and the Jews’ on Friday, April 16, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at The Birmingham Temple. According to The Book Beat site, Mr. Baldwin “…reveals the complex tale of how “Heinrich” Ford promoted a virulent brand of antisemitism [sic], disseminating his point of view through a privately-published newspaper, The Dearborn Independent – and how the Jewish American community responded with alarm and courage.”
And finally, the big momma which I will sadly not be able to attend is the Night for Notables, which is a ceremony honoring those authors of the 20 selected Michigan Notable Books of last year. For more information you can link to this post on Mittenlit or open up the actual Night for Notables invitation. Be aware that this is a paid event but should be well worth your dollars.
As with any event, please check all dates, times, and information before heading out the door.
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-Post by Megan Shaffer