Be sure to come to the Main library this evening at 7:00 pm to here Michigan authors Keith Taylor, Anne-Marie Oomen, and Elizabeth Schmuhl read from and discuss their book Ghost Writers. Spirits sometimes appear in order to communicate something important to the living as in Oomen’s “Bitchathane” or to cause characters to look inside themselves as in Schmuhl’s “Belief.” Taylor’s ghost story, “A Man at the Edge” is a metaphor for race and the homeless. A book signing will follow the presentation.
Also, if you weren’t able to attend the Cemetery Walk on July 14 then be sure to come down to Oak Hill Cemetery this Thursday, August 2nd at 7:00 pm. Thomas R. Dilley will lead a walk through Oak Hill Cemetery, one of the most historic burial grounds in Grand Rapids. He will talk about the lives of many important people from Grand Rapids history buried at Oak Hill, the beautiful and interesting monuments they left behind, as well as the cultural forces that gave Oak Hill its form and appearance. The walk will take place on the north side of Hall Street. Pull into the Cemetery off of Hall Street. Please park only on paved surfaces. Look for signs indicating where the walk will begin.