The Corunna Branch of the Community District Library will host Michael Zadoorian, author of Beautiful Music, at 6:30pm on April 11th for an evening of storytelling; book signing and question and answer time with guests.
Zadoorian is visiting the library as part of the Library of Michigan's 2019 "Michigan Notable Authors Tour". This year, several authors whose engaging works were chosen as 2019 Michigan Notable Books selections will visit 50 libraries throughout the state.
Zadoorian is the author of three previous works, The Leisure Seeker, Second Hand and the Lost Tiki Palaces of Detroit. The Leisure Seeker was adapted into a movie staring Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren. Zadoorian is a recipient of a Kresge Artist Fellowship in the Literary Arts and the Great Lakes Great Reads Award. His work has appeared in the Literary Review, American Short Fiction, Great Lakes Review, North American Review, The Huffington Post and the anthologies Bob Seger's House, Looping Detroit, On the Clock, and Detroit Noir. A lifelong resident of the Detroit area, he lives with his wife and cats.
"This year's Michigan Notable Books delve into wonderfully diverse topics and offer something of interest for just about everyone," said State Librarian Randy Riley. "The tour offers the opportunity for book enthusiasts in many corners of the state to join in the conversation about what constitutes 'great writing' and to hear from some of the Great Lakes region's most beloved authors."
Michigan Notable Books is designed to promote reading and raise awareness of Michigan's literary heritage. The program annually selects 20 of the most outstanding books published in that year - titles that are reflective of Michigan's diverse ethnic, historical, literary and cultural experience.
In addition to the tour, the Library of Michigan Foundation will host a "Night for Notables" on Saturday, April 27th with Josh Malerman author of Bird Box as the featured speaker. For more information about this program taking place at the Library of Michigan in downtown Lansing, visit www.michigan.gov/notablebooks.
The 2019 Michigan Notable Books program and tour are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Library of Michigan, The Library of Michigan Foundation, Michigan Department of Education, the Michigan Humanities Council, Meijer, and the Michigan Center for the Book. Media Sponsors are Mittenlit.com, City Pulse, Queue Advertising and Tom Gennara Photography.
The Corunna Branch of CDL is located at 210 E. Corunna Avenue. For details about this author event, call 989-743-4800 or visit www.mycdl.org. Preregistration is encouraged to insure adequate seating.
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