Book Talk and Social with Author Donovan Hohn at Next Chapter Books

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November 29, 2023
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Next Chapter Books
16555 E. Warren Ave
Detroit, MI 48239
Event category: Reception
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Enjoy an evening of connecting with fellow alumni from various humanities departments and hear from author Donovan Hohn as he discusses his most recent book at Next Chapter Books, a new and used bookstore owned by two alumni, Sarah (Journalism '20) and Jay Williams (History '15). Next Chapter Books has become a fixture in the East English Village neighborhood. They especially work to highlight local authors and to support the community.

You will have the opportunity to explore and support the bookstore, learn how they engage the community, and mingle with other alumni. A variety of coffee and other drinks will be provided by EASTSIDE ROASTERZ, a local specialized coffee roaster. Other refreshments will also be available. 

Donovan Hohn will be discussing his most recent book, The Inner Coast: Essays (W. W. Norton, 2020).

Donovan Hohn is the author of The Inner Coast: Essays (W. W. Norton, 2020) and Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea, a New York Times Notable Book and runner-up for both the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction and the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. His essays have appeared in such publications as Harper's, The New York Times Magazine, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Lapham's Quarterly, and The New Republic. A recipient of the Whiting Writer’s Award and an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, Hohn spent a number of years editing essays, fiction, and literary journalism at Harper’s, and a few years as features editor of GQ. He has taught nonfiction in the MFA program of the University of Michigan and is now Director of Creative Writing at Wayne State University in Detroit. 

November 2023