January 2019
Happy New Year from all of us at Pages Bookshop! 2019 is a new chapter for Pages Bookshop, one where we plan to build and grow the store in order to meet all of your reading needs.

This month we are thrilled to host Kiese Laymon, author of the New York Times Notable Book HEAVY, and Rae Paris,Wayne State University Press author of THE FORGETTING TREE in our store, as well as local thriller writer Mark Bello. In addition, we are bringing back our panel "How Do Authors Make a Living?" in partnership with Writing Workshops Detroit.

The holidays are over, but there are many people who are still in need. Pages is supporting Rx for Reading, a children's literacy program sponsored by the University of Detroit Mercy. Throughout the rest of December and into the new year we are holding a holiday book drive on their behalf. Please visit our store to purchase a pre-selected book for a young reader!

More information is below, and available on our Facebook page and our website .
NOTE: All events are held at Pages Bookshop, unless otherwise indicated.
POEMS OF SUSTENANCE:
RENEWAL
WHO : Pages Bookshop & You!

WHAT : Join us for an evening of poetry readings, camaraderie, and cocktails. Bring two or three poems to share. This event is free and open to the public. 

WHEN : Thursday 1/10 at 6pm
PANEL DISCUSSION:
HOW DO AUTHORS MAKE A LIVING?
WHO : Pages Bookshop in collaboration with Writing Workshops Detroit

WHAT : Join us for what will surely be a lively and informative discussion with a panel of writers and authors including Rose Gorman, Anna Clark, Matthew Fogarty, and many others.

WHEN : Saturday 1/12 at 6PM
AUTHOR VISIT:
JENNIFER TRAIG
WHO : Author Jennifer Traig, author of ACT NATURAL: A Cultural History of Misadventures in Parenting.


WHAT : From a distinctive, inimitable voice, a wickedly funny and fascinating romp through the strange and often contradictory history of Western parenting!

Jennifer Traig is the author of  Devil in the Details  and  Well Enough Alone . She is the editor of  The Autobiographer’s Handbook  and  Don’t Forget to Write . She holds a PhD in English from Brandeis, and lives with her family in Michigan.

WHEN : Tuesday 1/15 at 6PM
AUTHOR VISIT:
MARK BELLO
WHO : Mark Bellow, an award-winning author, attorney, and lawsuit finance expert.

WHAT : Pages is excited to welcome local author Mark Bello in support of his latest book "Betrayal in Blue: A Zachary Blake Legal Thriller Series Novel." Light refreshments will be provided throughout the evening.

This is the third book in this series. The previous two Zachary Blake novels will also be available for purchase event. 

WHEN : Tuesday 1/22 at 6pm
AUTHOR EVENT:
KIESE LAYMON &
RAE PARIS
WHO : Authors Kiese Laymon and Rae Paris

WHAT : Kiese Laymon's memoir HEAVY has been named Best Book of 2018 by the New York Times, NPR, The Washington Post, and many more, and was shortlisted for the Andrew Carnagie Medal and a finalist for the Kirkus Prize. He is a professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Mississippi.

Rae Paris's first book, THE FORGETTING TREE is a hybrid memoir, or rememory. Tracy K. Smith, the 2017 Poet Laureate of the United States, says the book "punctures our national reticence around slavery, and offers a measure of necessary healing." Rae is an assistant professor of English at the University of Washington, and the recipient of numerous fellowships and prizes for her poetry, essays, and fiction.

WHEN : Thursday 1/24 at 6pm