Upcoming Great Michigan Read Events

For Great Michigan Read inquiries:

Ashley Ross
Director of Programs

aross “at” mihumanities.org
or call 517-372-7770

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Evaluation & Publicity


The GMR online survey or hard copy (PDF) is available for all program participants and event attendees. Print surveys can be returned to Michigan Humanities’ new address:

Attn: Estee Schlenner
Michigan Humanities
2364 Woodlake Drive, Suite 100
Okemos, MI 48864

From book discussion group feedback to input from classes taking part in a schoolwide read, we look forward to hearing participants’ thoughts about the GMR selection and program!


Acknowledging MH partnership: As noted in the GMR Partner Guide, all program partners are asked to use this partnership and sponsor statement on any printed, electronic, or broadcast materials referencing GMR or a GMR event:

“The 2021–22 Great Michigan Read is presented by Michigan Humanities and supported by national, statewide, and local partners, including the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Meijer Foundation, Laborers’ International Union of North America, MSU Federal Credit Union, and Library of Michigan.”

Logo usage: Program partners are asked to use the current Michigan Humanities, Great Michigan Read, and National Endowment for the Humanities logos on any printed, electronic, or broadcast materials referencing GMR or a GMR event. The new (updated in 2019) GMR logo is below; all other up-to-date logos are available for download here; please check to be sure you are using the most recent version.


Sharing GMR events: The Michigan Humanities website now has an online calendar! Hosting a GMR event in your community? Program partners can share event information by registering for a user account and submitting the details here.

Publicizing your Great Michigan Read event on social media? We are happy to share events and encourage partners to tag Michigan Humanities, and to use #MIHumanities and #GreatMichiganRead on Twitter and Instagram to connect with us online.

Please send any GMR event and social media questions or updates to Estee Schlenner via email.

Additional publicity resources for download:

  • Download a Great Michigan Read press release template
  • Download publisher-approved book cover and author photos (below)