Join Jerry Craft and Raina Telgemeier for a discussion on Jerry's graphic novel, New Kid. Together they'll explore Jerry's journey as a young artist to a published graphic novelist, and how young people might find their own path into comics.
This event was part of A2CAF, an annual all-ages Comic Arts Festival!
Join the Michigan Daily for the first in a series of panel discussions. In part one, "Speak Truth To Power: The Role of Journalism," panelists examine concerns of transparency and accountability in local institutions, with a particular focus on the role played by journalists and local news organizations.
A panel of esteemed, professional local journalists discuss these topics:
David Jesse, the higher education reporter for the Detroit Free Press, has covered the state’s two-year and four-year colleges and universities for a decade. His work has focused on higher education finances, access and accessibility and sexual assault on campus. In the past year , he has broken major stories on the cover-up at Michigan State University following the Larry Nassar scandal. He, along with a reporting partner, have spent more than two years penetrating the secrecy around the University of Michigan’s $12 billion endowment. He has won dozens of national and state awards for his work. Prior to joining the Free Press, he worked for papers around the state of Michigan, including the Ann Arbor News.
In 1999, amidst the height of DIY culture, independent music and publishing and the idea of owning the means of production, Jen Farrell built a small letterpress and design studio, focused on creating meaningful work for herself and other indie entrepreneurs. Over the past 19 years, the type of work produced in the studio has shifted but the spirit has not. Here she discusses the early days of the studio, its first mission statement, and how Starshaped Press continues to grow alongside its urban community in a city known for its diverse and interconnected neighborhoods.
Since 1999, Jennifer Farrell has operated Starshaped Press in Chicago, focusing on printing everything from business cards and social stationery to music packaging and posters, as well as custom commissions and wholesale cards and prints. All work in the studio is done with metal and wood type, making Starshaped one of the few presses in the country producing commercial work while preserving antique type and related print materials. Jennifer’s work has been repeatedly recognized both in print and design blogs and has appeared in poster shows throughout the USA and Europe. Her work can be viewed at www.starshaped.com.
Within the romance genre there are dozens of subgenres, some well known, some very unknown. Most people can name a few – contemporary, historical, or paranormal for example. Some people have even heard of Amish romance, westerns, or Highlanders. This talk isn’t about any of those. It’s about the subgenres that almost no one’s heard of, the time-traveling Viking romances that we never knew we were missing.
About Celia Mulder: She is a first-year Masters student at the University of Michigan's School of Information. She happens to be a huge romance fan but she honestly can’t tell you what her favorite book is, there are just too many. In addition to reading the smutty stuff, she writes it too.
At a time when daily print newspapers across the country are failing, the Michigan Daily continues to thrive.
Completely operated by students of the University of Michigan, the paper was founded in 1890 and covers national and international news topics ranging from politics to sports to entertainment. The Daily has been a vital part of the college experience for countless UM students, none more so than those who staffed the paper as editors, writers, and photographers over the years. Many of these Daily alumni are now award-winning journalists who work for the premier news outlets in the world.
Join us for a fascinating look at this groundbreaking newspaper with Stephanie Steinberg, editor of the new book In the Name of Editorial Freedom: 125 Years at the Michigan Daily, a compilation of original essays by some of the best-known Daily alumni about their time on staff. This inside look at the U-M newspaper is, according the former U-M President Mary Sue Coleman, “a unique window into the lives of students at the University of Michigan. Their stories are powerful and remind us of the magic of this place where students both are challenged and challenge others daily to change the world for the better.”
Stephanie was joined by Laura Berman, former Detroit News columnist; Chris Dzombak, senior software engineer for The New York Times; and Roger Rapoport, producer of the feature films "Pilot Error" and "Waterwalk" and author of the Michael Moore biography "Citizen Moore."
Local radio personality Martin Bandyke hosted this event, which included a book signing.
Michigan Notable Author Anna Clark Discusses Michigan Authors and Her Book "Michigan Literary Luminaries: From Elmore Leonard to Robert Hayden"
Michigan Notable author Anna Clark explores Michigan’s extraordinary written culture as she discusses Michigan authors and her new book, Michigan Literary Luminaries: From Elmore Leonard to Robert Hayden.
This fascinating book is a shines a spotlight on this rich heritage of the Great Lakes State with a mixture of history, literary criticism, and original reporting. Discover how Saginaw greenhouses shaped the life of Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Theodore Roethke. Compare the common traits of Detroit crime writers like Elmore Leonard and Donald Goines. Learn how Dudley Randall revolutionized American literature by doing for poets what Motown Records did for musicians.
Anna Clark is a freelance journalist in Detroit. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, The American Prospect, Grantland, Vanity Fair, the Columbia Journalism Review, Next City, and other publications. She is the director of applications for Write A House and founder of Literary Detroit. Anna also edited A Detroit Anthology, a 2015 Michigan Notable Book.
A nonprofit publisher of classic American literature, the Library of America was founded in 1979 and has published well over 200 hundred volumes by a wide range of authors, including Mark Twain, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Raymond Chandler, Flannery O’Connor, and Kurt Vonnegut. Geoffrey O’Brien has served as Editor-in-Chief at the LOA since 1988 and is also an accomplished poet, book and film critic, translator, and cultural historian.
Bandyke spoke to O’Brien about three recently issued titles from the Library of America: a collection of Elmore Leonard novels from the 1970s (including Fifty-Two Pickup, Swag, Unknown Man No. 89 & The Switch); Art in America: 1945-1970 (which includes writings from the age of Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art & Minimalism); and President Lincoln Assassinated! (which recaptures the immediacy of Lincoln’s assassination, the hunt for the conspirators and the nation’s mourning for the martyred president).
The interview was originally recorded on January 21, 2015.
Prepare for a spine-tingling evening as bestselling horror authors Andrew Pyper and Nick Cutter share chilling readings and conversation as part of their Dark Side II: Highway of Horror author tour. There will also be plenty of time for questions and answers — if you dare!
Andrew Pyper is the award-winning author of six internationally bestselling novels, including The Killing Circle, a New York Times Best Crime Novel of the Year. Three of Pyper’s novels, including The Demonologist, are in active development for feature films. His new novel, The Damned, was released in February 2015 and has already been optioned as a feature film by Legendary Pictures.
Nick Cutter is a pseudonym for Scotiabank Giller prize-nominated author Craig Davidson. Davidson has published four books of literary fiction, including Rust and Bone (which was made into an Oscar-nominated feature film of the same name), and Cataract City. Under the name Nick Cutter, he published The Troop in 2014 and his newest book, The Deep, in January 2015.
This event is cosponsored by Nicola's Books.
With the new ease and popularity of self-publishing, everyone from your elderly neighbor to your teenage babysitter is becoming a published author. But how do you combat the hordes of eBooks and print books available to reach your readers, and actually sell some books? How can you make your work stand out? Join us for what should be a lively discussion on creative ways to market and publicize your book. This event is co-sponsored by the Detroit Chapter of the Women's National Book Association. Panelists include: Kai Blum, director of Search Engine Marketing at Ingenex Digital in Ann Arbor; Emlyn Chand, president of author PR firm Novel Publicity; and author Ann Pearlman, whose memoir, "Infidelity," was nominated for a National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize, and was made into a Lifetime movie by Lionsgate.The panel will be moderated by Shannon Janeczek, whose full-time gig has been marketing and business writing for almost 20 years. Find out more about how to join the ranks of self-published authors!