Upcoming Great Michigan Read Events

For Great Michigan Read inquiries:

Katie Wittenauer
Director of Programs

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

Help Support Michigan Humanities

Upcoming Events and Tour Dates

Dr. Mona’s author tour began in fall, 2019, and will continue throughout Michigan with additional author events after the COVID-19 precautionary time frame. Additional date and venue details will be updated in the weeks ahead.

March 24-25: Southwest Michigan

All author tour events for March 24 and 25 are postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19 impacts in Michigan.

  • Holland
  • Grand Rapids
  • Benton Harbor
  • Kalamazoo

April 19-21 & 24: Northwest & Northeast Michigan

All author tour events for April 19-21 and 24 are postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19 impacts in Michigan.

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

August 24-26: Upper Peninsula of Michigan

All author tour events for August are postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19 impacts in Michigan.

  • Houghton
  • Marquette
  • Pickford

Upcoming Partner Events With Dr. Mona

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