Good Reds & Good Reads: An Author at Your Table

Good Reds & Good Reads presents
“An Author At Your Table”

Tuesday, April 30
5:30pm – 7:00pm
No cover
Happy Hour Specials ($2 off first glass of wine)
Charcuterie available

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.

More info:

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

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  • Denny F.

    M.l. was incredible. And so was the wine. Great event

    May 1, 2013

  • Judy C.

    Sorry I had to leave early but I really enjoyed meeting some of the attendees. I thought it was a good chance for people to meet each other and to meet and talk to the authors - and for the authors to meet their public!

    1 · May 1, 2013

  • Craig R.

    Very interesting responses from engaging, fact-based investigators how also provided perceptive outlooks on SEMI - shards of hope sticking out of the blight of politics and race. Would've gone much better with eight minutes a table rather than the skimpy tease of five.

    May 1, 2013

  • Jane H.

    Really great crowd--interested and enthusiastic. Great authors, too. Fantastic format.

    May 1, 2013

  • Gabe G.

    Thanks again to everyone who came out to last night's event. And thank you for being guinea pigs for this new format. I'm interested to hear what you liked about the format and how you think it can be improved in the future. Would you come again? Feel free to shoot me an email with your comments at [masked].

    Best,
    Gabe

    May 1, 2013

  • Kathleen C.

    Good book review, interesting authors, fun people, great time!

    1 · May 1, 2013

  • lenore s.

    Fun and lively get-together. Nice people.

    April 30, 2013

  • joseph c b.

    good had a great time

    April 30, 2013

  • Linda

    Loved it! What a great format. Thank you so much for putting this together.

    April 30, 2013

  • Tom K.

    It was great to meet all of you

    April 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will get to an event...eventually

    April 30, 2013

  • Gabe G.

    Regarding parking... you can try your luck with street parking, but the nearest available lot is right around the corner at Cadillac Square and Bates. Usually the lot proprietors are gone by 5pm on weekdays, thus making parking free! Otherwise, I believe it is $5, but don't quote me on that. See you tomorrow night!

    April 29, 2013

  • Gloria

    I've been trying to figure out a way to get to this because I just bought two of these three books, but just can't get there after work in time to make it worthwhile.

    April 29, 2013

    • Gabe G.

      Hi Gloria. The actual program won't start until 6pm if you have to arrive a little later. Hope you can make it.

      1 · April 29, 2013

  • Gordon T.

    New to the group and love history. I look forward to meeting everyone.

    April 25, 2013

  • Lorie

    Another appt came up. Enjoy!

    April 25, 2013

  • Bill

    The Kwame Sutra. ha ha. None other than Kwame could screw Detroit tax payers in 64 different ways!

    1 · April 21, 2013

  • Denny F.

    sounds GREAT.

    April 19, 2013

  • Lorie

    Hope to be in town.
    Sounds fun

    April 18, 2013

  • joseph c b.

    sounds interesting

    April 17, 2013

  • Kathrin

    Would love to attend - a week to early for my schedule as out of town.

    April 17, 2013

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