If you didn’t catch the Detroit Free Press feature on Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ford last Sunday, then you just might be unaware of Ford’s recent release, Blue Collar, White Collar, No Collar: Stories of Work, and his contributions toward fostering the written word in Michigan.
Harper Collins is the publisher behind Blue Collar, White Collar, No Collar, and touts the book as a “vital and compelling collection of stories about work.” Ford, who both edited and assembled Stories of Work, will be donating all proceeds to 826michigan.
826michigan is a nonprofit organization “dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills,” states the 826 site. As part of their mission, the Ann Arbor based organization offers various academic services such as drop-in tutoring, creative workshops, and in-school programming, and is dedicated “to helping teachers inspire their students to write.”
In celebration of the students and volunteers of 826michigan, guest of honor Richard Ford joined fellow Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jeffrey Eugenides at Zingerman’s Roadhouse in Ann Arbor last night as part of The Storymakers Dinner. The annual Dinner is designated as an evening to shine the spotlight on all of those at 826michigan who make good stories happen.
If you happened to miss the dinner, you can still contribute to the 826 cause. If you’re interested in purchasing Blue Collar, White Collar, No Collar: Stories of Work, it’s available at the 826michigan site for $16.99. All proceeds directly benefit 826michigan student programming.*
-Support your local bookstores, libraries, and universities. It matters.
Post by Megan Shaffer
*All proceed and benefit information taken directly from the 826michigan site.