DEARBORN – As part of the 2021 Great Michigan Read Author Tour, Henry Ford Centennial Library will host award-winning author Mary Doria Russell at 11 a.m. Oct. 15 for a conversation regarding her novel “The Women of Copper Country.”
Participants can view the Zoom conversation in the library auditorium or in their personal space.
“The Women of the Copper Country” is Russell’s fictional account of 25-year-old Annie Clements as she stood up for the miners and their families during the 1913 copper strikes in Calumet.
A statewide panel of teachers, librarians, community leaders and book lovers chose Russell’s novel as the book for the 2021-22 Great Michigan Read. The purpose of the program is to create a statewide discussion around the humanities themes of a selected book.
Through partnerships with libraries, schools, book clubs, and a wide range of other non-profit organizations, the Great Michigan Read facilitates statewide reading and programs to bridge communities around a common conversation.
The 2021-22 Great Michigan Read is presented by Michigan Humanities and supported by national, statewide, and local partners, including the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Meijer Foundation, Laborers’ International Union of North America, MSU Federal Credit Union, and Library of Michigan.
To register for this program, go to the Library website, www.dearbornlibrary.org, and click on the Events Calendar and Registration Link. You will receive the Zoom link once you are registered for the program.