On Tuesday January 5th, I'll be appearing at the Detroit Historical Museum with fellow WSU Press authors Dorene O'Brien and Bill Harris as part of a special Scholar Series. Everyone will read some of their work and answer questions. (Will we have a big all-star writer jam at the end? You never know.) It should be fun. I haven't done an event in a few months. Frankly, it's been nice to take some time off, but I'm ready to get back to it. Here's the official description from the facebook page:
"Come enjoy reflections on life in and around Detroit with Dorene O'Brien, author of Voices of the Lost and Found; Bill Harris, forthcoming author of Birth of a Nation; Or the Half Ain't Never Been Told; and Michael Zadoorian, author of The Lost Tiki Palaces of Detroit. Each author will share select readings from their works in this twist on a classic Scholar Series evening.
The Detroit Historical Society Scholar Series is an academic approach to Detroit's history. Offered bi-monthly, presenters cover the causes, meanings, outcomes and possibilities that sound events and places in our community's past, present and future. Admission is free for Society members and $10 for guests. Advance registration is requested but walk-ins are welcome.
Register online at www.detroithistorical.org or Call (313) 833-1801 to register by phone."
On the other end of the literary spectrum, I'll also be appearing at the RV Show in Grand Rapids on January 16th. I'll be doing two readings for the new trade paperback edition of THE LEISURE SEEKER at 2pm and 5pm. My pals at Schuler Books will have it two weeks before the street date.
This should be interesting as well. I've never done anything like an RV show, but I was really excited when they invited me. Everyone thinks that "literary events" need to take place at museums (see above) or libraries or bookstores, but why can't they take place at an RV show? (Especially when the literary work features an RV.) You know there's going to be a lot of people there. Hopefully, we'll get a good turnout for my readings. Here's the link. Just scroll past the NASCAR driver and the travel author. If you get to the minister, you've gone too far.