Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 7, 2012

Books in Brief: 10/07/2012


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Anishinaabe writer

Traverse City — The Michigan Global Awareness Consortium will sponsor an evening with Anishinaabe writer Gordon Henry.

Henry's novel, "The Light People," won the American Book Award in 1995 and his poetry, prose and essays have appeared in journals and anthologies throughout the U.S. and Europe. His most recent book is "The Failure of Certain Charms and Other Disparate Signs of Life." Formerly director of creative writing for MSU's English Department, Henry currently is director of MSU's Native American Institute and senior editor for the Native American Studies Series.

The free program will start at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Oleson Center on Northwestern Michigan College's main campus. Henry will perform traditional Anishinaabe stories and songs, as well as poetry and prose from his work. He will be joined by musicians Mike Gilmore and Mike Johnston.

Kingsley book sale

Kingsley — The Kingsley Friends of the Library will launch their book sale with a preview night on Friday, Oct. 12.

The preview will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Admission is $5. The book sale is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, with a bag sale starting at noon. Both events will be at the library, 213 S. Brownson. For details, call 263-5484.

Writing workshop

Traverse City — Raven Writing Studios, Ink will offer a "Connecting Creativity and Intuition" workshop for novice and experienced writers.

The workshop will meet five Mondays, Oct. 15-Nov. 12, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at Brew, 108 E. Front St. The cost is $150. For details or to register, call 590-3967 or email