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Detroit Writing Room Author Series ft. Desiree Cooper

The Detroit Writing Author Series is excited to feature Desiree Cooper for our June event! Join us Wednesday, June 28, 2023 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. for an intimate book talk and signing at the historic Whitney mansion in Detroit. Desiree Cooper is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist, award-winning author and an activist for women’s rights. Her latest book, "Nothing Special," was published by the Wayne State University Press in 2022. "Despite living in Michigan for 30 years, 'home' always remained the birthplace of both of my parents — a little town in the piney woods of central Virginia," Cooper says. "Like so many other black families in the North, I took my children on the pilgrimage back South every summer to remain connected to our Southern roots. 'Nothing Special' is an homage to that cherished tradition of returning home." Guests will enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres during a meet-and-greet with the author in the Whitney’s garden (weather permitting). The event will include an author talk, opportunity to ask questions during Q&A and book signing. There will also be signed book giveaways and other raffle prizes! Schedule: 7 - 7:20 p.m. - Meet-and-Greet, Drinks & Appetizers 7:20 - 7:45 p.m. - Book Talk 7:45 - 8:05 p.m. - Q&A 8:05 - 8:30 p.m. - Book Signing

Wednesday, June 28, 2023
7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Whitney
4421 Woodward Ave
Detroit MI
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Nothing Special

Written by Desiree Cooper
Illustrated by Bec Sloane

Lively illustrations depict the close bond between grandfather and grandson during a child’s summer visit to the South.

Published: October 2022
ISBN: 9780814349731
Published: October 2022
ISBN: 9780814349755