(VIRTUAL EVENT) Michael Schur, the creator of many of your favorite shows like The Good Place and Parks and Recreation, asks what it means to be perfect in today's world. This hilarious, thought-provoking guide offers fresh, funny, inspiring wisdom on the toughest issues we face every day.
(VIRTUAL EVENT) Celebrate Black History Month through the stories of three incredible writers: Honorée Fanonne Jeffers (author of The Love Songs of W.E.B. DuBois), Wanda M. Morris (author of All Her Little Secrets), and Vanessa Riley (author of Island Queen). Crossing genres and generations, this event will be moderated by Rochelle Riley, the Director of Arts and Culture for the City of Detroit.
(IN PERSON AT OPERA HOUSE + LIVESTREAMED) Battle of the Books returns for 2022! This year's special guest author is Detroit writer Jack Cheng, whose will be talking about his book See You in the Cosmos on the day of the Battle of the Books Championship. The perfect event for the young reader in your life!
(IN PERSON AT OPERA HOUSE + LIVESTREAMED)Journey north to the Upper Peninsula with Michigan author Ellen Airgood and her latest novel, Tin Camp Road. Ellen will be in conversation at the City Opera House with Susan Odgers of Michigan Writers, talking about the U.P., family, rural poverty, the craft of writing, and what it means to find a true home.
(VIRTUAL EVENT) Meet #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer and his heroine, Nola Brown, who Lisa Scottoline calls "Part Lisbeth Salander, part Homeland's Carrie Matheson." (We're hooked!) Join this special virtual conversation with the National Writers Series to hear from one of today's top thriller authors.
(IN PERSON AT OPERA HOUSE + LIVESTREAMED) NWS is proud to welcome the U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo to Traverse City thanks to our partnership with Traverse Area District Library, The Dennos Museum Center, and the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read program. Join us for a free event with Ms. Harjo to talk poetry, history, inspiration, and writing.
(VIRTUAL EVENT) Experience a true literary masterclass on the craft of writing with award-winning author George Saunders. His latest book, A Swim in a Pond in the Rain (named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post and NPR) explores what makes great stories work and what they can tell us about ourselves—and our world today.
(IN PERSON AT OPERA HOUSE + LIVESTREAMED) From the detective who found The Golden State Killer comes a memoir of investigating America’s toughest cold cases and the rewards—and toll—of a life solving crime. Perfect for true-crime podcast and TV fans, this event will dive into Holes' storied career and most notorious cases.