Events

Bill Reads at The Wright
Feb
18
6:00 PM18:00

Bill Reads at The Wright

  • Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (map)
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“I Got to Keep Moving,” takes center stage at Detroit’s Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Come hear Bill share the making of his latest work, twenty-five stories steeped in the history and heritage of a people. Doors open at 6pm with a reading and Q&A from 6:30pm to 6:45pm. Bill will sign books beginning at 7pm.

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Balance & Bill Part Two
Apr
6
3:00 PM15:00

Balance & Bill Part Two

Bill and Balance (Marcus Elliot on reeds & Michael Malis on piano) travel to Ann Arbor for another night of creative collaboration and new compositions. Drummer Gerald Cleaver also gets in on the fun. Exact location information will soon be announced.

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Bookbeat Welcomes Bill
Jan
20
3:00 PM15:00

Bookbeat Welcomes Bill

Join Bill and fellow author Chris Tysh for a reading among friends at The Bookbeat, one of metro Detroit’s most storied independent bookshops. Bill will share excerpts from his latest work, I Got to Keep Moving. ( See what Michigan Public Radio says about Bill’s new book.) Tysh will be reading from her new book, Hotel des Archives.

This reading among friends begins at 3p.m. and will be followed by a signing.

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Reading Among Friends
Dec
1
7:00 PM19:00

Reading Among Friends

Bill helps fellow author, and dear friend, Christine Tysh celebrate the launch of a new work, Hotel des Archives. published by Station Hill Press. Christine and Bill will share the night with the Marcus Elliot Trio.

7PM. Doors Open
8 PM Bill Harris
8:15 Chris Tysh 9PM. Music

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Join Bill at Pages Bookshop
Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

Join Bill at Pages Bookshop

In the twenty-five linked short stories in his collection, I Got to Keep Moving, celebrated Detroit author Bill Harris vividly and deftly describes the inner and outer lives of a wide cast of characters as they navigate changing circumstances in the southern United States, pre- and post-Civil War. Addressing vital aspects of life-hope, family, violence, movement, and memory-I Got to Keep Moving is as mesmerizing as it is revealing. According to Michigan Public Radio, “Harris takes the readers of I Got to Keep Moving to an emotional place that might indeed be unforgettable.’’

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I Got to Keep Moving launch party
Nov
14
5:30 PM17:30

I Got to Keep Moving launch party

  • Main Branch Detroit Public Library (map)
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Author, playwright and arts educator Bill Harris reads from his latest work in a live performance accompanied by musician Rev. Robert B. Jones. Watch these two acclaimed artists bring Harris’ latest work to life. The launch is free and open to public but an RSVP is kindly requested. Light refreshments will be served. Learn more about the book here. Read an excerpt.

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