Elmore Leonard will discuss his experiences with Hollywood and adapting his books to movies and television, including his latest book Raylan, companion piece to the television series Justified (FX), on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial, 32 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236. This event is presented by the Wayne County Community College District and the Grosse Pointe Public Library and is open to the public at no cost, but seating is limited! Click here to register!
There are many free events in the Detroit area this month revolving around the book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”, this year’s One Book, One Community selection. This year’s partners are the Detroit Public Library, The American Cancer Society, Wayne State University, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, HAP, Wayne County Community College District and the Detroit Science Center.
Go to a book discussion at a Detroit Public Library Branch. Click here for Branch Addresses and more information.
Conely Branch, Sat. March 12, Noon to 2 PM
Parkman Branch, Wed. March 16, 5: 30 to 7 pm
Chase Branch, Thurs. March 17, 6 to 7 pm
Mark Twain Annex, Thurs. March 17, 6 to 7:30 pm
Redford Branch, Thurs. March 17, 6 to 7:45 pm
Sherwood Forest Branch, Thurs. March 17 6 to 7:45 pm
Elmwood Park Branch, Sat. March 19, 11 AM to Noon
Duffield Branch, Thurs. March 24, 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Stop by the Cancer Awareness Health Fair on Wednesday March 16 from 2 to 6 PM at WCCCD’s Northwest Campus Welcome Center, 8200 W. Outer Drive, Detroit.
Attend “What Have We Learned: A Candid Community Conversation” sponsored by the American Cancer Society on Thursday March 24th at 6:30 PM at Detroit Public Library’s Main Branch. This community-wide panel discussion will focus on key topics covered in the book, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”, including the critical health issues facing our community, evolution of research ethics and progress, and the resources available to help patients and families navigate a potential health crisis.
Hear author Rebecca Skloot discuss “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” on Saturday March 26th at 2 PM in the Friends Auditorium of Detroit Public Library’s Main Branch. This event is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow.
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Jeff Daniels will be appearing in his one man show of original songs at the WCCCD Downriver campus’ Heinz C. Prechter’s Educational and Performing Arts center on February 12, 2011 at 8 PM. Tickets are $38. Call the box office at 734-374-3200.
For more information: http://www.wcccd.edu/pdfs/Jeff%20Daniels%20Flyerx.pdf
Wayne County Community College District’s School of Continuing Education in partnership with the Detroit Public Library presents “An Author’s Discussion.” This event, featuring Daniel Black, the author of the book “Perfect Peace,” is for individuals who would like to publish their work, and explore different ways to globally promote themselves and their writing. It is essential for fiction and nonfiction authors, freelance writers, and writing service providers who are ready to promote themselves. Participants will discuss the process of writing a book, explore various ways to market their book through open dialogue, and engage in an open book signing of Daniel Black’s book. This event is open to the public at no cost.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Two sessions to choose from:
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. OR 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wayne County Community College District
8200 W. Outer Drive
Detroit, MI 48219
Wayne County Community College District‘s Northwest Campus will be hosting A Global Women’s Conference on Saturday July 11, 2009. The time will be 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at 8200 W. Outer Drive, Detroit, MI 48219. The event is free and open to the public.
“The Global Women’s Conference will be a full day of speakers, panels, and presenters who address issues currently facing women of all cultures and ethnicities. It provides educators, students, and health service providers with best practices for interfacing with women’s global issues in the areas of health, education, socio-economics and youth development. Participants will also learn about IT Career Opportunities (bring resumes), Speed Networking, interviewing and much more.” (from the event flyer)
Click here for more information.