Author Event | Hafsah Faizal: A Tempest of Tea

Author Hafsah Faizal will read from and discuss her latest book, A Tempest of Tea.

On the streets of White Roaring, Arthie Casimir is a criminal mastermind and collector of secrets. Her prestigious tearoom transforms into an illegal bloodhouse by dark, catering to the vampires feared by society. But when her establishment is threatened, Arthie is forced to strike an unlikely deal with an alluring adversary to save it—and she can’t do the job alone.

Culinary Historians | The History of Bread in Medieval Europe

In his Summation of All Theology (published in the 1260s), Thomas Aquinas stated categorically that God was not present in sacred breads made from any grains other than wheat. Aquinas further advised that the wheaten host should be made as small, flat, white discs without any leavening, completely unlike the bread people ate at home. Yet a thousand years earlier Christians had celebrated Jesus’s Last Supper using whatever breads they had at hand.

Fifth Avenue Studios Presents Melody Korkmaz

Melody Korkmaz will perform music from her debut album “I Know You Didn’t Ask,”. She's a 20-year-old independent singer-songwriter who uses her music to explore themes of identity, love, and self-expression. If you like indie, pop, or R&B vibes, come and listen!

Melody's album was created with the help of Fifth Avenue Studios and will be available to stream in the AADL catalog on February 17.

Author Event | A Bright Heart: An Evening with Fantasy Author Kate Chenli

What if you could avenge your own murder? A brilliant young woman gets a second chance at life in this debut Young Adult tale of vengeance, court intrigue, and romance, inspired by classic Chinese tropes.

Come meet local author Kate Chenli as she reads an excerpt of her debut novel A Bright Heart. After her reading there will be time for questions from the audience followed by a book signing! Copies of A Bright Heart will be available for purchase at the event. 

The African American History of Detroit

Join us for a presentation by Professor Peter Boykin on the African American History of Detroit, beginning with illegal slavery in the city, as well as the city becoming a haven for the Underground Railroad. Other topics explored will be the Great Migration of African Americans from the South to Detroit, the election of Coleman Young as mayor, and the economic and political power of the African American population in the city during the latter half of the 20th century.

Bespoke Pottery for Restaurants, with David T. Kim

David T Kim talks about process, collaboration, and pottery to create unique bespoke dinnerware for some of the best chefs and restaurants in the country. This lecture is part of the International Museum of Dinnerware Design's Unforgettable Dinnerware Lecture Series.

This event is in partnership with the International Museum of Dinnerware Design.