Category Archives: Journalism

Kresge Artists in Detroit – 2017 Class

Always an exciting time of the year for me when the Kresge Artist Fellows are announced and I can look to see if a friend of mine has won. It is equally enjoyable for me to meet new Fellows and … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Film Critics about The Promise

Dear film critics, Since its release on April 21st, much has been written and commented about the major motion picture, The Promise. Articles describing the making of the film and its importance have been well documented and favorable, however my disappointment and … Continue reading

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Creative Class: Michael Zadoorian

Michael Zadoorian is the author of two novels, THE LEISURE SEEKER (William Morrow) and SECOND HAND (W.W. Norton) and a story collection, THE LOST TIKI PALACES OF DETROIT (Wayne State University Press). A motion picture of THE LEISURE SEEKER starring … Continue reading

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Creative Class: Kathleen Pfeiffer

Kathleen Pfeiffer is an essayist, memoirist and literary critic living in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Kathy was raised in Trumbull, Connecticut.  She earned her B.A. from Emmanuel College, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Brandeis University.  Kathy taught writing at Yale … Continue reading

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Creative Class: Heidi Kaloustian

Heidi Kaloustian is a writer who lives and works in Detroit. She has received numerous awards and honors for her writing, including a 2015 Schulze Fellowship for a debut novel, a 2012 Kresge Fellowship in the Literary Arts, and a … Continue reading

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Liana Aghajanian, Welcome to Detroit!

I met a truly inspiring young lady last tonight, Liana Aghajanian. She is new to Detroit coming from Los Angeles as she is a recipient of a residency for two years, part of Write-A-House. She was one of 232 applicants from around … Continue reading

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