One Book Program Sponsors Detroit-Themed Events

            MARQUETTE, Mich. — The One Book, One Community program is sponsoring a series of Detroit-related events to complement this year’s selection, Detroit: An American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff. All activities are free and open to the public.

The film Burn, produced in part by Denis Leary, plays at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the Jamrich Hall auditorium. Winner of the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival Audience Award, the film depicts a year in the life of the Detroit Fire Department, charged with protecting a crippled city from flame.

A book discussion is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Snowbound Books on North Third Street.   

A concert of Motor City music will be performed at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, in the community room in the Peter White Public Library. The performance will feature an array of Detroit-born music, including blues, jazz, R&B, Motown, pop and soul from musicians Dave Zeigner, Paul Neumann, Derrell Syria and Gary Parkkonen.

            A panel discussion about the status of modern-day Detroit is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, in a location yet to be determined. Speakers include Glenn Stevens, vice president of MICHauto, an economic development project to jumpstart Michigan’s automotive industry; Carter Wilson, NMU political science department head and expert on poverty in Detroit and race relations; and Mary Zatina, senior vice president, government relations and corporate communications for Oakwood Healthcare, which oversees four Detroit-area hospitals and outpatient sites. She is also a founding member of the Arab-American Women's Business Council. The panel discussion will be moderated by Frida Waara, explorer and filmmaker.

             These events will precede a visit by Detroit author LeDuff on Wednesday, Nov. 12. More details on that event will be released later. For more about the One Book, One Community program, visit www.nmu.edu/onebook.



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