Building Your Literary Community
Wednesday, May 27th
FREE EVENT, BUT REGISTRATION IS RECOMMENDED.
As we at the WSU Press (where the Made in Michigan Writers Series was created) know, Michigan is full of dazzling fiction writers. Among those writers are Kelly Fordon, Lolita Hernandez, Laura Hulthen Thomas, and Desiree Cooper. Desiree Cooper will moderate this discussion about how the former three authors built supportive relationships with their fellow Michigan writers, and what benefits, guidance, and unexpected joys came from sharing their success with others doing similar work. Learn how to find your own writing community and the support you can give and get from connecting with other local writers.
Kelly Fordon is the author of two WSU Press books, Garden for the Blind (which won a total of five prestigious awards), and I Have the Answer. I Have the Answer (released April 2020) artfully mixes the fabulist with the mundane and illuminates relationships and characters with crisp, elegant prose and dark wit.
Lolita Hernandez is the author of the short story collection Making Callaloo in Detroit (winner of three prestigious book awards), which weaves her memories of food, language, music, and family into twelve stories of outsiders looking at a strange world, wondering how to fit in, and making it through in their own way.
Laura Hulthen Thomas is the author of States of Motion (2017 Foreword INDIES Book Award Finalist). Set in Michigan small towns both real and fictional, these profoundly emotional stories follow blue collars and white, cops and immigrants, and mothers and sons as they defend a world that is quickly vanishing.
A 2015 Kresge Artist Fellow, Desiree Cooper is a former attorney, Pulitzer Prize–nominated journalist, and Detroit community activist. She is the author of Know the Mother, a flash fiction collection that has won a combined six book awards and is in its third printing.
Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpcuquqDItHd1V8y759LW_eEdA6FuXcpGc
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
DateWednesday, May 27, 2020
7:00pm EST - 8:00pm EST