BALANCE , a collaborative duo between saxophonist Marcus Elliot and pianist Michael Malis, joins Bill for a special live performance. You won’t want to miss Bill & Balance, called “two of Detroit’s most important young jazz musicians” by the Detroit Free Press.
“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.
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.
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
Don’t miss the 7th month of Brain Candy at Dearborn’s Green Brain Comics. In addition to a reading from Bill, the event also offers songs from Emily Rose, poetry from Scott Beal and art from acclaimed quilt artist and designer Carole Harris. The event is made possible by the Emerging Writers Network.
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.’’
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.