"Detroit Is" & "How To Live In Detroit Without Being A Jackass" Book/Author Talk

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This Book/Author Talk is all about Detroit featuring Detroit resident photographer John Rodwan, Sr., and two Detroit resident authors John Rodwan, Jr. poet, and debut author Aaron Foley, whose books "Detroit Is," and "How to Live in Detroit Without Being a Jackass" celebrate Detroit from Detroiters' point of views.

About "Detroit Is"
"Detroit Is" offers a very personal depiction of an often misrepresented and maligned place. It presents multiple, diverse, contrasting aspects of the complex city.

J. Gordon Rodwan Sr's' photographs show sides of the city that many people - residents and non residents alike - often miss rather than reproducing images already widely seen. They don't ignore the dilapidated parts of the city, but they don't fetishise those elements either. Instead, Rodwan juxtaposes them with images capturing efforts to cultivate and sustain creativity and vibrancy in place where too many expect to see only relics or despair. Neither 'ruin porn' nor an equally distorted boosterish presentation of only the positive, "Detroit Is" offers a highly individual look at what it's like to live in Detroit.

Complementing the photographs are an introductory essay and poems by the photographer's son, John G. Rodwan, Jr. To learn more about "Detroit Is" visit:

About "How to Live in Detroit Without Being a Jackass"
Welcome to Detroit, and welcome to your social guidebook for all of you coastal transplants, wary suburbanites, unwitting gentrifiers, curious onlookers, die-hard natives and everyone in between.

With advice on everything from buying and rehabbing to house to not sounding like a completely uninformed racist when you talk to a black person, let us help you avoid falling into the “jackass” trap and become the productive, healthy Detroiter you’ve always wanted to be.
To learn more about "How to Live in Detroit Without Being a Jackass" visit: http://beltmag.com/product/how-to-live-in-detroit-without-being-a-jackass/

Moderating the conversation is Andrea Daniel, writer and producer/host of Michigan Literary Network Radio, http://www.blogtalkradio.com/michiganliterarynetwork.
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