April 22, 2015
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Sean Madigan Hoen, author of “Songs Only You Know: A Memoir,” will pay a special visit to the East Lansing Public Library (ELPL), 950 Abbot Road, at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 26. The event is free and open to all.
Hoen is visiting ELPL as part of the Library of Michigan’s 2015 “Michigan Notable Authors Tour.” Hoen was raised in Dearborn and his short stories and prose have been published in many journals, including the American Literary Review, Paste and BOMB Magazine. Hoen has taught at Columbia University and Western Michigan University. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York and teaches creative writing at Rutgers University. Learn more about Hoen at http://seanmadiganhoen.com/.
“We are excited to welcome author Sean Madigan Hoen to the East Lansing community,” said ELPL Director Kristin Shelley. “Michigan is home to some of the best stories and storytellers found anywhere in the country. An author of Hoen’s caliber, here, in our library will make for an afternoon to remember.”
“This year’s Michigan Notable Books delve into wonderfully diverse topics and offer something of interest for just about everyone,” said State Librarian Randy Riley. “The tour offers the opportunity for book enthusiasts in many corners of the state to join in the conversation about what constitutes ‘great writing’ and to hear from some of the Great Lakes region’s most beloved authors.”
Prior to Hoen’s visit, there will be a Concert by the Fireplace featuring Borghi|Teager at 2 p.m. at ELPL. Borghi|Teager is a duo featuring the musical talents of Matt Borghi and Michael Teager. The duo has been playing improvised ambient music since 2008.
The 2015 Michigan Notable Books program and tour are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Library of Michigan, the Library of Michigan Foundation, Michigan Department of Education, the Michigan Humanities Council, Meijer and the Michigan Center for the Book. The media sponsors include Mittenlit.com, City Pulse, Dome, Queue Advertising and Tom Gennara Photography.