Upcoming Great Michigan Read Events

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For Great Michigan Read inquiries:

Katie Wittenauer
Director of Programs

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

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Upcoming Events and Tour Dates

Starting in March, 2020, Dr. Mona will continue making her way throughout Michigan for these spring and summer author events with GMR partners in each community. Date and venue details will be updated in the months ahead.

March 24-25: Southwest Michigan

  • Benton Harbor
  • Grand Rapids
  • Holland
  • Kalamazoo

April 19-21 & 24: Northwest & Northeast Michigan

  • Benzonia
  • Big Rapids
  • Muskegon
  • Pentwater
  • Alpena
  • East Tawas

August 23-25: Upper Peninsula of Michigan

  • Houghton
  • Marquette
  • Pickford

Upcoming Partner Events With Dr. Mona

Saginaw Valley State University, Malcom Field Theatre

Thursday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha will speak at Saginaw Valley State University on March 12, 2020 at 6:30 pm in the Malcom Field Theatre. The public is invited to attend this lecture made possible through Saginaw Valley State University’s Early Assurance Program partnership with Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and sponsored in part by an SVSU Foundation Resource Grant. The lecture is part of the annual Your Health Lecture Series initiative between Saginaw Valley State University, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, and MidMichigan Health.


West Bloomfield Township Public Library, Main Library Branch Meeting Room

Thursday, April 23 at 7 p.m.

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha will speak about the Flint water crisis, followed by a Q&A and book signing. Due to popular demand, a ticket will be required for this event. Tickets are free but limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Register for tickets by phone or at any Library Information Desk. Limit two (2) tickets per cardholder. Contact the Adult Information Desk at (248) 232-2290 with questions and to register. This event is hosted by the West Bloomfield Township Public Library and co-sponsored by the Chaldean Cultural Center.


Past Author Events

Great Michigan Read Kick-Off

Monday, September 16

5-8 p.m. Welcome reception followed by 6 p.m. program with Mona Hanna-Attisha.
Venue: Flint Farmers’ Market, 300 E 1st St, Flint, MI 48502

Flint Public Library / Caro High School and Caro Area District Library

Thursday, October 17

Daytime events:
Hosted by Flint Public Library, in partnership with three local high schools
10 a.m.
Venue: Flint Public Library, 1026 E Kearsley St, Flint, MI 48503
Conversation partner: Dr. Pat Emenyonu

Co-hosted by Caro High School and Caro Area District Library
1:30 p.m.
Venue: Caro High School, 301 N Hooper St, Caro, MI 48723
Conversation partner: Dr. Melanie Kramer-Harrington

Washtenaw Community College / Osborn Academy

Monday, October 21

Daytime event:
Co-hosted by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U of M, WSC Academy, Ypsilanti District Library, and Bailey Library at WCC
10 a.m.
Venue: Washtenaw Community College: Towsley Auditorium, 4800 E Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
RSVP required to Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at (734) 998-9351 or olli.info@umich.edu
Conversation partner: Stephen Henderson

Evening event:
Co-hosted by Wilder Branch of Detroit Public Library and local GMR partners
6 p.m.
Venue: Osborn Academy, 11600 Seven Mile E, Detroit, MI 48205
Conversation partner: Russ Bellant

Oakland Community College / Arab American National Museum

October 22

Daytime event:
Co-hosted by Farmington Community Library, Oakland Community College, and West Bloomfield Township Public Library
1 p.m.
Venue: Oakland Community College, Orchard Ridge Campus: Smith Theatre, 27055 Orchard Lake Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48334
RSVP required via Eventbrite
Conversation partner: John Mitchell

Evening event:
Co-hosted by the Arab American National Museum, Caroline Kennedy Library of Dearborn Heights, and Dearborn Public Library
7 p.m.
Venue: Arab American National Museum: Annex, 13624 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126
RSVP recommended via online registration
Conversation partner: Abdul El-Sayed

Past Partner Events

Unsettled Lives Exhibit

Monday, September 23 through Monday, October 14

Unsettled Lives features photos of Iraqi refugees from Dearborn area. The exhibit tackles the broad history of immigration over many generations, told largely through oral history quotes and photographs of refugees who came to Dearborn and Detroit in the 1990s.
Hartland Cromaine Library: 3688 N. Hartland Rd., Hartland, MI 48353

Children in Flint: Long-Term Impact of the Water Crisis

Tuesday, October 8, at 7 p.m.

Research shows that the adversity we experience as children can affect us into adulthood. Join Carrie Shrier as she answers the question – What Impact do ACE’s have on the Children in Flint? Could this happen here?
Hartland Cromaine Library: 3688 N. Hartland Rd., Hartland, MI 48353

West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) Book Club Discussion of What the Eyes Don’t See

Wednesday, November 6

6:30 p.m.
Books & Mortar Bookstore: 955 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506