March 2019
We officially made it through February! We now have plenty to look forward to, including an impressive lineup of authors who have appeared on March 2019's Indie Next List. Pages will also be welcoming back the Michigan Opera Theater for a LIVE performance right here in our store. Join us afterwards to learn about MOT's season of Page to Stage : literary masterworks turned opera.


We are excited to share that we have successfully rescheduled the Kiese Laymon and Rae Paris event for this month! Our apology for the last minute cancellation in January.

In collaboration with The Tuxedo Project and Marygrove College , Pages will also be hosting a weekly CAALS Bookclub meeting to discuss Elizabeth Acevedo's "Poet X." Please join us!

More information is below, and available on our Facebook page and our website
NOTE: All events are held at Pages Bookshop, unless otherwise indicated.
AUTHOR VISIT:
NICKOLAS BUTLER
WHAT : Join us for a reading and discussion of Butler's newest novel "Little Faith," an Indie Next Pick for March!

WHO : Author Nickolas Butler is the internationally best-selling and prize-winning author of Shotgun Lovesongs, Beneath the Bonfire, The Hearts of Men, and Little Faith . He is the recipient of many literary prizes and has published articles, reviews, short stories, and poetry in Ploughshares, Narrative, and  The New York Times Book Review , among others.

WHEN : Thursday 3/14 at 6PM
AUTHOR VISIT:
T KIRA MADDEN
WHAT : Join us for a reading and discussion of Madden's memoir "Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls," an Indie Next Pick for March!

WHO : Author T Kira Madden is the founding Editor-in-chief of No Tokens , and facilitates writing workshops for homeless and formerly incarcerated individuals. A 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in non-fiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts, she has received fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, Hedgebrook, Tin House, DISQUIET, and Yaddo, where she was selected for the 2017 Linda Collins Endowed Residency Award. She lives in New York City.

WHEN : Friday 3/15 at 6PM
AUTHOR VISIT & CONVERSATION:
HALLE BUTLER
WHAT : Join us for a discussion of Butler's novel "The New Me," an Indie Next Pick for March! Butler will be in conversation with Christin Lee, Founder of Room Project .

WHO : Author Halle Butler is a writer living in Chicago. She is the author of "Jillian," which was called the ‘feel-bad book of the year’ by the  Chicago Tribune . She also co-writes movies, the most recent of which,  Crimes Against Humanity,  has screened at the Gene Siskel Film Center and Doc Films. 

WHEN : Tuesday 3/19 at 6PM
LIVE PERFORMANCE:
MICHIGAN OPERA THEATER
WHAT : Pages will be welcoming back the Michigan Opera Theater for a LIVE performance of pieces from their upcoming programs Hansel and Gretel and The Grapes of Wrath.

Join us afterwards to learn about MOT's season of Page to Stage : literary masterworks turned opera.

WHO : Artists from the Michigan Opera Theater

WHEN : Thursday 3/21 at 6PM
AUTHOR VISIT:
TIM MAUGHAN
WHAT : Join us for a reading and discussion of Maughan's debut novel "Infinite Detail."

WHO : Tim Maughan is an author and journalist who explores issues like class, culture, cities, technology, and the future. His work regularly appears on the BBC , New Scientist, and Vice/Motherboard . He also collaborates with artists and filmmakers, and has had work shown at the V&A, Columbia School of Architecture, the Vienna Biennale, and on Channel 4. He currently lives in Canada.

WHEN : Tuesday 3/26 at 6PM
AUTHOR VISIT:
KIESE LAYMON &
RAE PARIS
WHAT : Join us for a reading, Q&A, and signing of Laymon's "Heavy" and Paris's "The Forgetting Tree."

WHO : 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 Carnegie 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 3/28 at 6PM
POET X BOOKCLUB:
ELIZABETH ACEVEDO
WHAT : This spring the city of Detroit welcomes National Book Award winner Elizabeth Acevedo to Marygrove College's 31st Annual Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series. In preparation for her reading and talk on April 26, 2019, Pages Bookshop, in collaboration with The Tuxedo Project and Marygrove College, invites you to dig into Acevedo's award-winning novel "The Poet X" in a free weekly reading and discussion group. This will include creative writing facilitation from local writer and educator Sarah Ulicny.

WHO : Author Elizabeth Acevedo is a New York Times best selling author, and winner of the 2018 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, The Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Fiction, the Boston Globe-Hornbook Award Prize for Best Children’s Fiction, and the Pura Belpré Award. Her books include, "Beastgirl & Other Origin Myths," "The Poet X," & "With The Fire On High" (HarperCollins, 2019).

WHEN : Saturdays 3/9-3/30 from 1PM - 3PM. Please RSVP.