Aisha Sabatini Sloan reads from DREAMING OF RAMADI IN DETROIT (1913 Press 2017).
We talk about interconnectedness, vulnerability, art, Galway Kinnell, and a Detroit ride-along.
Michael A. Ferro reads from his debut novel (Harvard Square Editions 2018). We talk about navigating the writing world, postmodernists, humor writing, government workers and the wood wasp. Title 13
Michael Zadoorian reads from his new novel Beautiful Music (Akashic Books 2018). We talk about his factory-town approach to writing and his strong sense of place; we also talk about his father’s struggle with Alzheimer’s, his novel The Leisure Seeker and Italy.
Tiya Miles reads from
The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits (The New Press 2017).
We talk about researching long term projects, what is missing from historical record, and street names. We also talk about renegades, the underground railroad,maps and work on the river.