Doug Stanton started the National Writers Series rather spontaneously in July of 2009 after bringing Elmore and Peter Leonard to the City Opera House. Now Doug himself takes the stage on September 17 to talk about his new book, Odyssey of the Echo Company with guest host and supremely talented editor Colin Harrison (whose new book is titled You Belong to Me). Tickets are still available for this event. Call the Opera House at 231-941-8082, ext. 201. Anne Stanton recently wrote about the early days in her Record Eagle column.