For Oakland University special lecturer Dunya Mikhail, writing is not a hobby but a way of life. Mikhail’s latest book, “The Beekeeper: Rescuing the Stolen Women of Iraq,” tells the harrowing stories of several women who managed to escape the clutches of Daesh (Islamic State of Iraq).
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Farmington painter believes in the power of art to heal the world
Ann Loveland's current exhibition “The Still Life,” is on display on Farmington Hills City Hall. The exhibition consists of 12 watercolor paintings of objects and people, inspired by things she sees in everyday life.
Poet’s new collection expresses feelings about aging, loss of mother
Lynn Swanson discusses her writing process and inspiration for her newest poetry book, “To My Mother: Winter Circus".
Author discusses her book about India’s history in “Ahimsa”
Metro Detroit author discusses her work as a writer and her debut novel "Ahimsa".
Clarkston resident transforms furniture into art at The Skeleton Key
Heidi McVeigh loves to use her imagination and creativity to breathe life into furniture and other household items at The Skeleton Key
Madison Heights blogger brings writers together at Rust City Book Con
Rust City Book Con takes place Friday through Sunday, Aug. 4-6, at Detroit Marriott Troy.
Herb Boyd surveys the rich history of the city in new book “Black Detroit”
Rachel Moulden for Digital First Media Herb Boyd lives a busy life as an activist, author and academic. He keeps one foot in the classroom by teaching history and culture at City College of New York, and spends the rest of his time writing, researching and demonstrating — which he’s done for the past 32… Continue reading Herb Boyd surveys the rich history of the city in new book “Black Detroit”
Local Author Releases Newest Book in Bestselling Mystery Series
By Rachel Moulden for Digital First Media Ferndale author Donald Levin has always had a strong passion for the written word. Originally born in Massachusetts, the writer moved to Detroit as a small child and spent his days weaving together exciting fiction stories. In his thirties, he left Michigan to move to New York where… Continue reading Local Author Releases Newest Book in Bestselling Mystery Series
Huntington Woods author to discuss her book about disability and inclusion
Rachel Moulden for Digital First Media Huntington Woods resident Janice Fialka is a speaker and activist who fights for inclusion for those who live with disabilities. Fialka is the mother of two adult children, daughter Emma and a son, Micah, who lives with an intellectual disability. As a social worker, she spent 40 years working… Continue reading Huntington Woods author to discuss her book about disability and inclusion
Oakland University dance professor curates The Michigan Five performance
Rachel Moulden for Digital First Media Gregory Patterson shares his passion for music and dance through the students he teaches at Oakland University. “I was always interested in dance as a kid, but was more of a sports guy growing up,” says Patterson, a Warren resident and associate professor of dance, who has been teaching… Continue reading Oakland University dance professor curates The Michigan Five performance