Two Literary Greats Visit Detroit This Spring

There are some great authors coming to Detroit this spring. Pages & Pens was designed to celebrate writing and writers. I want to provide a safe space for writers to create authentically and discover their voice. Writers are readers and we all have an author who inspires us.

Years ago, I used to host literary events. I brought Toure, Angie Cruz, and Poetri to Detroit to visit schools and share a community reading. This was my personal mission to promote and encourage literary arts in schools. As a child I didn’t see many writers who looked like me. I didn’t realize writing could be a career. I learned different in high school. In my experience working in education, I saw a similar story and I wanted to change that. It is always exciting to see literary greats come to the city.

The great Nikki Giovanni and Colson Whitehead are coming to Detroit this spring.

Nikki Giovanni at Wayne County Community College District

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Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 11:00 am. Visit WCCCD for more information.

Colson Whitehead at Marygrove College 

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Contemporary American Authors LectureFriday April 13, 2018 at 8:00 pm.
Visit Marygrove College for more information.

Be Well. Write Well.
Yvelette

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