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How Farmington Hills Native Andy Kravis Became a Crossword Puzzle ‘Rock Star’

The assistant puzzles and games editor at "The New Yorker" talks about his career and slipping Michigan words into games

Jimmy Doom Distills a Lifetime of Hard Living Into Bite-Sized Daily Stories

The professional actor and onetime punk rocker released his first book, "Humans, Being: A Story a Day for a Year," in December
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Celebrate National Poetry Month with These 12 Metro Detroit Events

Here’s what open mic nights, writing workshops, and panel events to check out
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Room Project Presents Book Clubs and Event with Author Imbolo Mbue

The Detroit writing and arts space is reading Mbue's new release, ’How Beautiful We Were’
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Book Recommendations from Metro Detroit Shop Owners

Dig into these books this National Reading Month
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24 Virtual Events to Check Out During National Reading Month

The Detroit Writing Room, the Zell Visiting Writers Series, Detroit Public Library, metro Detroit bookshops, and more offer plenty of things to do in March

How Local Independent Bookshops Are Weathering the Pandemic

With creativity, perseverance, and a little extra online outreach, they're tackling the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19
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A New 624-Page Book Pays Homage to Cranbrook Academy of Art

Nearly 200 artists are featured in "With Eyes Opened"
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It’s Up to a Chain-Smoking Bisexual Superhero To Save Detroit in ‘Abbott: 1973’

Elena Abbott breaks barriers as the city's first Black female superhero
The Best Books of 2020

The Best Books of 2020

Looking for your next great read? Well, this year saw a bumper crop of standout titles.
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A Rare Books Librarian is Uncovering the Women Writers of Years Past

Oakland University’s Emily Spunaugle tells their stories by preserving their work

Author Suzy Farbman Always Bounces Back

Farbman, who is penning a new book about Cass Coridor artists, is the keynote speaker for JVS Human Services' 2020 Trade Secrets fundraiser

Venture Into the Aftermath of ‘Bird Box’ with Josh Malerman’s New Release

"Malorie" takes place 12 years after the events of the original story

6 Beach Reads and Adult Beverage Pairings

Ease into summer with these page turners

#BlackoutBestsellerList with These 25 Books

A new campaign asks consumers to purchase any two books by black writers between June 14-20. Here are some suggestions for your reading list.
detroit poet jessica care moore

Poet jessica Care moore Regroups, Goes Digital, and Advocates for Artists

Facing personal and professional losses,the poet is finding inspiration in a life upended
Abdul El-Sayed Healing Politics

Abdul El-Sayed on His New Book, ‘Healing Politics’

The former gubernatorial candidate talks receiving death threats, intolerance within the Muslim community, and his frustrations with politicians
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Spring Reading Pick: ‘Frida in America: The Creative Awakening of a Great Artist’

How the Motor City helped the artist find her voice

Winter Reading Pick: “Children of Virtue and Vengeance”

Literary columnist Amy Haimerl on the book you and your kids won't be able to put down
Weam Namou

The Story Iraqi-American Author Weam Namou Almost Did Not Tell

The author talks growing up under the rule of Saddam Hussein and the making of her award-winning book and documentary

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