September 19, 2018

Clark Miller | Author

Mise en Scéne

June 10, 2017

In Julie Buntin’s well-received debut novel, “Marlena” — a coming-of-age tale about two vastly different teens irrevocably bonded by their outsider status — northern Michigan rises to the level of a key character. Credit the author’s own history: Buntin... Read More >>

Mary Roach

June 3, 2017

With her latest bestseller, "Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War," author Mary Roach has combined science and humor to dissect the simple, stubborn annoyances of military life — the struggle to get a good night’s rest on a cramped submarine, survive the mind-numbing he... Read More >>

The Story Of An Anxious Mind

May 13, 2017

By many important measures, reporter Andrea Petersen has a good life — an understanding husband, a young daughter she adores, and an enviable career with The Wall Street Journal.

There is another, unexpected side to her story.

Petersen will appear at the National Wri...

Prisoners in the War on Terror: A National Writers Series Event

April 15, 2017

In the age of global terror, should we care how our military treats its prisoners? That question forms the backdrop for a discussion between author Eric Fair and retired Marine Major General Michael Lehnert at the National Writers Series at Traverse City’s City Opera House on Fri., ... Read More >>

Autism Is For Life

Feb. 4, 2017

Autism strikes children, often with little or no warning. There is no cure, and despite all efforts, no one knows for sure what causes it.

As award-winning journalists John Donvan and Caren Zucker point out, autism is for life.

Donvan and Zucker will discuss their research...

Spend 45 Days in the Traverse City Mental Hospital

Jan. 21, 2017

Raised on his family’s farm on Old Mission Peninsula, accomplished journalist and author Johnston (Jack) Kerkhoff (b. 1900, d. 1958) later lost his sanity and nearly ended his life twice, but he knew where to turn for help: the Traverse City Mental Hospital.

To figure out ho...