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Local Author 'Sessions' Launches Fall Season in Farmington

kickstART farmington's monthly series at Mentobe Café showcases Michigan authors.

The Wednesday Night Sessions reading series launches its fall season on Aug. 28. Photo credit: kickstART farmington
The Wednesday Night Sessions reading series launches its fall season on Aug. 28. Photo credit: kickstART farmington
kickstART farmington, a Farmington Hills-based nonprofit, launches its Wednesday Night Sessions reading series on Aug. 28, at Mentobe Café in downtown Farmington.

Co-sponsored by the Michigan-based publishers AbsintheThe Collagist, Dzanc Books, Midwestern Gothic, and [PANK], the 7 p.m. series highlights the quality and diversity of Michigan’s authors and publishers. Authors featured on Aug. 28 include: 

  • Ken Meisel, a poet and psychotherapist from the Detroit area, is a 2012 Kresge Arts Fellow and a Pushcart Prize Nominee, and the author of five poetry collections.
  • Alissa Nutting's debut novel, Tampa, will be published by Ecco/Harper Collins in 2013. She is author of the short story collection Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls (Starcherone/Dzanc 2010), which won the Starcherone Prize for Innovative Fiction judged by Ben Marcus.  She is an assistant professor of creative writing and English literature at John Carroll University.
  • John Rybicki was born and raised in Detroit. He is the author of three poetry collections, including When All the World Is Old, published by Lookout Books in April 2012. His poems have appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, Ecotone, and Bomb, among many others. 


The fall series continues on Sept. 25, with authors Christine Rhein, Natalie Bakopoulos, and Michael Zadoorian. On Oct. 23, writers Carla Harryman, Rob Halpern, and Christine Hume will read, and the fall series concludes on Nov. 20, with David James and other faculty and student writers from Oakland Community College.


Learn more at kickstartfarmington.org or  facebook.com/kickstartfarmington.


Source: kickstART farmington press release

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