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November 15, 2019 | 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Category: Lecture
Location: Tierney Alumni House | Map
5510 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free

An Emeritus Academy colloquium presentation by Bill Harris, English

Bill Harris will read sections of his new book of short stories, I Got to Keep Moving  (Wayne State University Press, 2019) as well as some new stories involving some of the characters he created in these linked fictions. Bill is an accomplished and respected playwright, poet, and fiction writer. He was formerly Production Coordinator for Jazzmobile, and the New Federal Theatre (New York), and his plays have had more than one hundred productions nationwide. His published plays include Stories About the Old Days, Riffs, and Coda. His other plays include Every Goodbye Ain’t GoneQueen of Sheba , Robert Johnson: Trick the Devil, and BOO! A Musical Fantasy. He has published two books of poetry: The Ringmaster’s Array and Yardbird Suite: Side One. His long poem, Booker T. & Them: A Blues, was published in Wayne State University’s Made in Michigan Writers series as was his more recent book, Birth of a Notion; Or, The Half Ain’t Never Been Told, A Narrative Account with Entertaining Passages of the State of Minstrelsy, & of America & True Relation Therof. He is currently working on a novel, an excerpt of which was anthologized in Working Words: Punching the Clock and Kicking Out the James.

Place: First floor conference room of the Tierney Alumni House, 5510 Woodward (just north of the Park Shelton parking structure on the NE corner of Woodward and Ferry St.). Visitor parking available behind the building. Please come to the rear door of the house and ring the bell for entrance. There is handicap parking and a ramp to the front of the building for those who need it.

 
For more information about this event, please contact Arthur Marotti at 313-577-2490 or a.marotti@wayne.edu.