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Posted on Tue, Apr 23, 2013 : 1:01 p.m.

Elmore Leonard to kick off Midwest Literary Walk in downtown Chelsea

By Ann Dwyer

He's given us Raylan Givens in "Justified," "3:10 to Yuma," "Get Shorty," and other great novels, short stories and screenplays. Now Detroit-based writer Elmore Leonard will be headlining the Midwest Literary Walk in downtown Chelsea with his son, Peter, an acclaimed writer of suspense thrillers.

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Also reading at the event will be Michael Brian Ogden, resident artist at the Purple Rose Theatre Co.; local poet Lonnie Hull DuPont, accompanied by singer, songwriter, and composer Doug Howell; poet and novelist Jack Driscoll; poet and nature writer Michael Delp, and Ojibwe poet and Native American linguistics expert Margaret Noori.

11 a.m. Purple Rose Theatre (137 Park St.) - Elmore Leonard and Peter Leonard

Noon Chelsea Alehouse (420 N Main St #100) - Michael Brian Ogden and Lonnie Hull DuPont

2 p.m. Back to the Roots (115 S. Main Chelsea) - Jack Driscoll and Michael Delp

3 p.m. Back to the Roots - Open Mic. Local poets and writers are invited to read their work. Please limit your reading to three minutes.

4 p.m. The River Gallery (120 S Main St.) - Margaret Noori and M.L. Liebler & Coyote Monk

Saturday, April 27, 2013. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. The featured authors’ books will be available for purchase at the River Gallery throughout the day.

Comments

towncryer

Wed, Apr 24, 2013 : 1:22 a.m.

I guess I didn't realize he was from/lives in Detroit. Good writer, love his books.