Meet the Author: Michigan Legends

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Wednesday, August 25 · 11:00pm - Thursday, August 26 · 12:00am



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Event typeLecture/Discussion
SeriesUniversity of Michigan Press

Join us for a summer author event celebrating the treasure trove of folktales, legends, and lore developed in Michigan! Sheryl James, author of "Michigan Legends: Folktales and Lore from the Great Lakes State," will discuss the stories of the legendary people, events, and places from Michigan’s real and imaginary past and how they are part of the state’s rich cultural heritage. Followed by a Q&A.

This event will be in Zoom webinar and streamed to Facebook Live; please register above. A recording will be posted on Facebook and YouTube for anyone who cannot attend live.

Sheryl James is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist who has written for the Detroit Free Press and the St. Petersburg Times. She is the author of “The Life and Wisdom of Gwen Frostic.”

You can buy Michigan Legends from U-M Press for $12 and free shipping during the month of August. Use the discount code "UMGL12LEGEND" when you check out.

"Michigan Legends: Folktales and Lore from the Great Lakes State," by Sheryl James.


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