Authors @ the Detroit Public Library Series

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October Author Visits 


Ilyasah Shabazz

Saturday, October 14 at 2:00 p.m.

Main Library, Old Fine Arts Room

The novel, X, is a fictionalized account of the early years of Malcolm X. Written by Ilyasah Shabazz, Malcolm X’s third daughter, and Kekla Magoon, the novel has a style and message that will appeal to readers of all ages. Join us as we explore the Michigan roots of one of the most influential leaders of the twentieth century. Program sponsored by the Michigan Humanities Council.




Maggie Stiefvater

Tuesday, October 17 at 5:30 p.m.

Main Library, Explorers Room

"Here is a thing everyone wants: a miracle. Here is a thing everyone fears: what it takes to get one." Join this New York Times' best-selling author as she reads and discusses her newest book for young adults, All the Crooked Saints. While at the Library, check out her other great novels, including The Shiver Trilogy, The Raven Cycle, and The Scorpio Races.




Jessamyn Stanley

Sunday, October 22 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Main Library, Adam Strohm Hall

Jessamyn Stanley has thousands of followers on Instagram and a new book, Every Body Yoga, that celebrates yoga for people of all body types. Come stretch your mind and body during a book discussion with Ms. Stanley followed by a yoga session. Wear comfortable clothes for this exciting event.




Resmaa Menakem

Wednesday, October 25 at 6:00 p.m.

Main Library, Friends Conference Room

The body is where our instincts reside and where the trauma inflicted by the ills of society endure. In this groundbreaking work, My Grandmother's Hands: Radicalized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, author and therapist Resmaa Menakem examines the damage caused by racism in America from the perspective of body-centered psychology. A nationally recognized leader in the fields of diversity and trauma therapy, Resmaa has been featured on Oprah and The Dr. Phil Show.



Paris Cullins

Sunday, October 29 at 1:30 p.m.

Redford Branch, 21200 Grand River Ave.

Paris Cullins is an American comics artist best known for his work on DC Comics' Blue Devil and Blue Beetle, and Marvel Comics' Hyperkind. Watch him draw at Redford's mini Comic Con.

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