Being with Bipolar: A Poetry Reading and Panel Discussion about Bipolar Disorder

Local poets Jennifer Metsker and Ellen Stone will read poetry about their experiences with bipolar disorder from different perspectives, addressing stigma and the trauma related to living life with a mental illness as well as caring for those with a mental illness. Following the poetry reading, Michigan Medicine’s Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program will host a Q & A with the audience about bipolar disorder and research advances in the field. 

This event is in partnership with the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program.

Author Event | An Interview with Alice Henderson on AADL.TV

Join Lucy as she speaks with Alice Henderson, author of the thrilling Alex Carter Suspense series, about her new book in this series, "A Ghost of Caribou"

Alice is a wildlife researcher whose love of wild places inspired her Alex Carter thriller series, which includes A Solitude of Wolverines, A Blizzard of Polar Bears, and now, A Ghost of Caribou. This series blends Alice's scientific work with her creative work to provide readers with an experience full of suspense, survival, and the animal world.

Author Event | Aaron Ahuvia: The Things We Love: A Workshop Of Self Discovery

Love occurs mainly between people, yet we also love all sorts of other things, such as sports teams, phones, photos, cars, clothing, hobbies, and nature. Is that love the same as loving a person? Is it really love at all? Does it compete with other people for our affection? Does it make our lives richer? Can it go too far?

Author Event | Shannon Gibney: The Girl I Am, Was, and Never Will Be: A Speculative Memoir of Transracial Adoption

Shannon Gibney, author and class of 1993 graduate of Community High School, will read from and discuss her new genre-bending book The Girl I Am, Was, and Never Will Be: A Speculative Memoir of Transracial Adoption.

DEI Deconstructed: Author Lily Zheng on How We Create Inclusive Communities

In the midst of a rising awareness of social inequalities, the acronym "DEI" has become an ever-present buzzword in workplaces across the world. But underneath our talk and commitment is the real challenge: how do we actually create better communities for everyone in practice? What can we learn from advocates and practitioners who have come before us? 

Author Event | Michael W. Nagle: The Forgotten Iron King of the Great Lakes

Michael W. Nagle discusses his new book about Eber Brock Ward (1811–1875).

Ward began his career as a cabin boy on his uncle’s sailing vessels, but when he died in 1875, he was the wealthiest man in Michigan. His business activities were vast and innovative. Ward was engaged in the steamboat, railroad, lumber, mining, and iron and steel industries. In 1864, his facility near Detroit became the first in the nation to produce steel using the more efficient Bessemer method.

Author Event | Kyunghee Kim: See Us Bloom: Poems on Compassion, Acceptance, and Bravery

Kyunghee Kim reads from her new collection of poems for young people, See Us Bloom. An inspiring and comforting collection of poems that will take kids on a journey to discover their own identities, find inner strength, and learn to love themselves—and one another. Filled with gracefully simple poems and vibrant, lyrical illustrations, all kids will be able to find a piece of themselves reflected within the pages of this book.

Olmsted: Designing America—Barton Hills Village in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Historian and filmmaker Laurence Cotton, originator of and consulting producer to the PBS special “Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America,” will be speaking on the remarkable life and career of the Renaissance-man Frederick Law Olmsted and the firm’s work in master planning Barton Hills Village.