Join us for an evening with five local authors doing short readings from their published books, and have a chance to chat and buy their books too!
We’ll kick off the evening with readings by two authors with books published with the library’s Fifth Avenue Press imprint: Brad and Kristin Northrop with their picture book, Akeina the Crocodile and Tracy Gallup with her picture book, Paint the Night.
Meet the authors:
Sherry Duquet with the picture book, Violet the Hugging Octopus. “Violet the Hugging Octopus is a children’s picture book with a message of self-love and self-confidence. Brilliantly illustrated in watercolor, readers meet Violet and her undersea friends as she teaches them the secret to loving themselves. Originally written as a children’s book, Violet has also quickly become a touchstone for older youth and adults who need to be reminded to love themselves.”
Born and raised in Dearborn, Michigan, Sherry Duquet is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Today, she is an author, yoga studio owner, yoga instructor and renowned hugger. She loves working self-hugs into her yoga classes and believes that loving ourselves is a radical idea whose time has come. She is obsessed with elevating the self-esteem and positivity of men, women and children.
Fred Reif with Tell ’em ’bout the Blues: Interviews and stories about my life in the Detroit & Michigan Blues Scene.
Born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan, Fred Reif, is a musician, manager, writer, researcher, publisher, and collector of American roots music. Fred has re-discovered many American blues musicians and is a world-renowned washboard player.
This is part of the monthly Emerging Writers Workshops, which offer support, learning, and advice for local authors.
Do you have a completed manuscript? Consider submitting it to the library’s imprint Fifth Avenue Press.