“Detroit Is…” Discussion at Book Beat, Sun., Feb. 28

51G8wGGw93L._SX373_BO1,204,203,200_how-to-live-in-detroit-without-being-a-jackass-02-2Join us at Book Beat on Sunday, February 28 from 3:00-4:30pm to welcome Aaron Foley- author of How to Live in Detroit Without Being A Jackass- and photographer J. Gordon Rodwan- author of Detroit Is: An Essay in Photographs– for a book signing and panel discussion moderated by author Anna Clark (A Detroit Anthology, Michigan Literary Luminaries). This event is free and open to the public. For more information or to reserve copies of the books, please contact Book Beat (248) 968-1190.

Aaron Foley is a journalist, copywriter, and author of How To Live In Detroit Without Being A Jackass. He has contributed to Reuters, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, the Detroit Free Press, the Detroit Metro Times, BLAC Detroit, CNN, Forbes, Ebony, Next City, Bridge Michigan, The Architect’s Newspaper, Belt Magazine, and many others.  Visit his blog here.

Read his excellent article “We Love Detroit, Even If You Don’t” here.

J. Gordon Rodwan is a prize-winning photographer whose work has been displayed in the Scarab Club, the Detroit Artist Market, the Birmingham Community House, the Grosse Pointe Arts Center and other galleries as well as in private collections throughout Michigan. As a twenty-year-plus member of the Photographic Guild of Detroit, he is a frequent judge and photography critic for that organization as well as the Greater Detroit Camera Club Council and the Photographic Society of America. For several years, he has served as a photography mentor in Focus: HOPE’s “Focus on the Mission” program. He is an active member of the Lawrence Street Gallery. His photographs have appeared in publications including The American Interest, Belt Magazine and San Pedro River Review. A graduate of both Kalamazoo College and the University of Michigan, he has lived in Detroit for more than forty years. Visit his blog here.

Anna Clark is a freelance journalist living in Detroit. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, NBCNews.com, POLITICO Magazine, Pacific Standard, The American Prospect, Salon, The Nation, Grantland, and other publications. She is a political media correspondent for the Columbia Journalism Review as part of its United States Project. Anna edited A Detroit Anthology, a 2015 Michigan Notable Book, and she is the author of Michigan Literary Luminaries: From Elmore Leonard to Robert Hayden. She is the founder of Literary Detroit and the director of applications for Write A House. She is also a writer-in-residence in Detroit high schools through the InsideOut Literary Arts Project. On Thursday evenings, she facilitates an improv theater workshop at a men’s prison in Macomb County, Michigan. Visit her website here.


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