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Kick Off Event & Screening

City Opera House, Traverse City
Tuesday, May 15 at 7 p.m.

Event is FREE and Open to the Public ... Reservations Requested

More info at 1-800-727-9268

For more information, see the press release
Guest Speaker
Acclaimed author Jerry Dennis will begin the evening with his presentation “Bookish.” He talks about why books matter—maybe now more than ever—and their power to transform lives and the world. He’ll share some of his experiences growing up fishing, boating and playing baseball in rural northern Michigan, with little access to literature, and how everything changed for him when the Bookmobile started coming around on Saturday mornings. From that beginning, he became a passionate reader, and perhaps inevitably, a writer.

Award-winning Author Jerry Dennis
Dennis grew up in northern Michigan and has earned his living as an independent writer since 1986. His essays and short fiction have appeared in more than 100 publications, including The New York Times, Smithsonian, Audubon, Orion, American Way and Michigan Quarterly Review. In 1999, the Michigan Library Association named him the Michigan Author of the Year, and in 2003 the University of Louisville’s School of Arts and Sciences recognized his achievements in literature with its Outstanding Alumnus of the Year Award.