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WSU Midtown Literary Walk

Book Event

Enjoy a strolling afternoon of literature hosted by several venues in our Midtown neighborhood! A range of authors – from poets to jazz and hip hop artists – will read and perform. Books will be available for purchase and signing at each stop.

All events are free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary. Metered street parking available. Lunch menu items available for purchase at Maccabees at Midtown (1pm) stop.

11:00 am | Hannan House (4750 Woodward Ave)

Kim Hunter and Michael Delp

12:00 pm | WSU Green Space (Southwest corner of Warren & Woodward Ave) (Rain Site: WSU Welcome Center, 42 W. Warren Ave)

Diane DeCillis, Caroline Maun and Bret Lott

1:00pm | Maccabees at Midtown* (5057 Woodward Ave)

Sean Forbes, Mark Levin and LaShaun Phoenix Moore *Maccabees lunch menu available

2:00 pm | WSU Welcome Center (42 W. Warren Ave)

Herbert Woodward Martin and M. L. Liebler & The Coyote Monk Poetry Band

3:00 pm | Detroit Public Library - Explorer's Room* (5201 Woodward Ave)

Jim Daniels and Lolita Hernandez *Direct access to room via side door

4:00pm | Detroit Historical Museum (5401 Woodward Ave)

Jaimy Gordon, National Book Award Winner for Lord of Misrule

5:00 pm Post-Walk Special Event | St Matthew's & St Joseph's Episcopal Church (8850 Woodward Ave)

Bill Harris and Reverend Robert Jones

 

THE WSU MIDTOWN LITERARY WALK IS SPONSORED BY The Wayne State University Student Budget Committee | The Wayne Writers Forum of Wayne State University | The Wayne State University Press | The WSU Motown Learning Community | The Wayne State Department of English | WSU Loughead-Eldredge Visiting Writer's Program | WSU's Department of Africana Studies | The Robert Hayden, Dudley Randall Centennial Committee | Poets & Writers. Inc. through their Midwest-Detroit Readings Programs Grant | The Detroit Public Library | The Detroit Historical Museum | Maccabees at Midtown | The Luella Hannan Memorial Foundation | Midtown Detroit, Inc.

HOSTED BY M. L. Liebler with Carole Harris, Ricardo Castano IV and Vincent Perrone

BOOKS AVAILABLE AT EACH LOCATION BY Book Beat
 

Date
Saturday, September 21, 2013
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue
Midtown Detroit
Woodward Avenue, various venues

As If We Were Prey

Stories by Michael Delp

A dark, rollicking collection of stories about men prone to foolishness trying to make their way in a modern world.

Paperback
Published: March 2010
ISBN: 9780814334775
$15.95
eBOOK
Published: March 2010
ISBN: 9780814335321
AWARD
WINNER

Birth of a Notion; Or, The Half Ain't Never Been Told

A Narrative Account with Entertaining Passages of the State of Minstrelsy and of America & the True Relation Thereof

As Written by Bill Harris

A critical look at black identity in American history and popular culture as told from a performative African American perspective.

Paperback
Published: May 2010
ISBN: 9780814334089
$18.95
eBOOK
Published: May 2010
ISBN: 9780814335277

Booker T & Them

A Blues

As Presented by Bill Harris

A poetic reimagining of the life of Booker T. Washington that explores issues of being an African American male of note at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Paperback
Published: February 2012
ISBN: 9780814337165
$18.95
eBOOK
Published: February 2012
ISBN: 9780814337172

In Line for the Exterminator

Poems

Jim Daniels

A major new collection by one of America’s foremost poets of city life and work, In Line for the Exterminator brings Jim Daniels back to his native Detroit.

Paperback
Published: August 2007
ISBN: 9780814333815
$17.95
eBOOK
Published: August 2007
ISBN: 9780814335482

Making Callaloo in Detroit

Stories by Lolita Hernandez

Stories of hope and quirky survival in the city of Detroit colored by Caribbean culture and memory.

Paperback
Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780814339695
$18.99
eBOOK
Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780814339701

Strings Attached

Poems by Diane DeCillis

Poems that consider threads of emotional attachment and separation against a backdrop of art, food, and Lebanese culture.

Paperback
Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780814340134
$15.99
eBOOK
Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780814340141

Wide Awake in Someone Else's Dream

Poems by M. L. Liebler

A new collection from Detroit poet M. L. Liebler, a unique voice in contemporary poetry.

Paperback
Published: February 2008
ISBN: 9780814333822
$15.95
eBOOK
Published: February 2008
ISBN: 9780814335253