Good Reds & Good Reads presents
“An Author At Your Table”
Tuesday, April 30
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Happy Hour Specials ($2 off first glass of wine)
You're invited to meet up at Detroit's best wine bar to chat with three authors with a distinct perspective of our city. Each of the participating authors will spend five to ten minutes at each of the tables over the course of 30 minutes. The topic of conversation is completely up to you! Ask them about their books, writing in general, or simply talk about anything that comes to mind. At the end, the author will give a complimentary copy of their latest book to their favorite table.
Think of it as speed-dating, but at the end of the night, you go home with a new good book.
At your table this month will be three inspiring authors with their own unique perspective on the city of Detroit.
Free Press writer JOHN GALLAGHER’s new book, Revolution Detroit, looks at what's currently working in urban reinvention. John’s last book, Reimagining Detroit, was named by the Huffington Post as among the best social and political books of 2010.
JUNE MANNING THOMAS is the author of Redevelopment and Race: Planning a Finer City in Postwar Detroit, originally published in 1997 and given the Paul Davidoff Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning in 1999. Anyone with an interest in Detroit’s urban planning will be grateful for its recent re-release, as it looks at what went wrong after WWII, demonstrating how and why government programs were ineffective and even destructive to community needs.
Investigative reporter M.L. ELRICK’s Kwame Sutra: Musings on lust, life and leadership from Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (with fellow reporter Jim Schaefer) presents our former mayor in his own words, through public pronouncements, candid asides, unscripted outbursts and secret text messages. M.L. has covered Mayor Kilpatrick since 2002 and received the Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting in the text message scandal.
Revolution Detroit: wsupress.wayne.edu/books/detail/revolution-detroit
Redevelopment and Race: wsupress.wayne.edu/books/detail/redevelopment-and-race
The Kwame Sutra: thekwamesutra.com