Historian and author Frank Boles is among 20 to be honored at 2018 Night for Notables, which acknowledges great Michigan writers and illustrators who become part of Michigan’s literary history. Each year, the Night for Notables recognizes 20 books with ties to Michigan at a special recognition program and enlists previous winners as speakers. “Sailing into History: Great Lakes Bulk Carriers of the 20th Century and the Crews Who Sailed Them,” written by Frank Boles, the director of Central Michigan University’s Library, discusses the history of the Great Lake’s ships and their sailors. Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Ford will keynote the 2018 Night for Notables, Richard Ford won the Pulitzer for his book “Independence Day” in 1995, his book “Canada” was selected as a Michigan Notable Book in 2013.
Time/Place: 5:30 p.m., Saturday, April 7, at Library of Michigan, Lansing, MI. The Library of Michigan is located in the Michigan Library and Historical Center building two blocks west of the State Capitol between Allegan and Kalamazoo Streets in downtown Lansing.
Tickets for dinner and the reception are required. For more information, call 517 373-1300 or email Edwina Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org