Clarke Historical Library's Fall 2015 Speaker Series
October 7: “My Mother Was A Story Whisperer”
Ann Martin, retired dean of CMU’s College of Communication and Fine
Arts and regular reviewer of children’s books on WCMU Radio will discuss
the art of storytelling.
This presentation is made possible by the David M. and Eunice Sutherland Burgess Endowment.
October 13: “Angling in a Fool’s Paradise—The Arctic Grayling in Michigan”
the Clarke Library Fall exhibit, Robert Kohrman will tell the story of
this beautiful fish that was discovered in the mid-19th century and
became extinct in the Lower Peninsula only
30 years later. The opening reception for the exhibit is supported in part by the Croll
October 22: Theodore Roethke: Michigan Child - American Poet
Prize winning poet Theodore Roethke (1908-1963) had deep roots in
Michigan. Jeff Vande Zande, Professor of English, Delta College, and
Annie Ransford, president of the Friends of Theodore Roethke will
discuss Roethke’s early life. Vande Zande will talk about the Roethke
House in Saginaw and read from his novel, American Poet. Ransford will
tell a story within a story about Roethke boyhood home, now a museum.
November 12: An Evening with Clarence Tuma
and chef of Mt. Pleasant’s fabled Ember’s Restaurant, Clarence Tuma
will share stories from his life and work, drawn from his recently
published memoir, The One-Pound Pork Chop – A Recipe for Life, Love,
Family & the American Dream.
of the presentations are free and open to the public. All begin at 7:00
p.m. in the Park Library Auditorium. A reception in the Clarke
Historical Library will follow each talk.