Just five days from now we'll be hosting Brain Candy from 7-9 p.m. at Green Brain Comics in Dearborn on Michigan Avenue.
This will be month two of the new monthly Arts/Reading Series where we bring together a poet, a prose writer, a musician and a visual artist to read, play, and show off their arts. The EWN is of the belief that most that are interested in one of these art forms is most likely interested in more than one, and maybe all four, and in the spirit of the original vision of the EWN, continue to attempt to build a community of artists and those that admire their works, and to develop this community across the various art genres.
This month's event will see:
Singer-songwriter Emma Guzman, known cat enthusiast, rumored star child and compelled by unknown forces, has always felt the need to express herself through music. Choosing to spend her time humming melodies and frantically scribbling lyrics in various notebooks and on random scraps of paper, she has quietly amassed a substantial collection of songs. Described by the Detroit Metro Times as a "song writing prodigy" and one of their top 15 artists to watch in 2016, Emma released her second album "Roots" on Backburner Records in 2017.
Michael A. Ferro's debut novel, TITLE 13, was published by Harvard Square Editions in February 2018. He was named as a finalist by Glimmer Train for their New Writers Award, won the Jim Cash Creative Writing Award for Fiction, and been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Michael’s writing has appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies. Born and bred in Metro Detroit, Michael has lived, worked, and written throughout the Midwest; he currently resides in rural Ann Arbor, Michigan. Additional information can be found at: www.michaelaferro.com.
Terry Blackhawk is the author of Escape Artist, winner of the John Ciardi Prize, The Light Between, three chapbooks, and two other full-length collections. She has awards from Poetry Atlanta, America, Marlboro Review, The MacGuffin and Nimrod International, which awarded her the Pablo Neruda Prize in 2010. In 2015 she retired from Detroit’s InsideOut Literary Arts Project which she founded in 1995. Blackhawk is a 2013 Kresge Arts in Detroit Literary Fellow and now resides in Connecticut.
Detroit based artist Ryan Herberholz received his BFA from the Stamps School at University of Michigan and his MFA from Wayne State University. His main focus is acrylic and oil paintings based on various locations in Detroit. He has also completed several murals in the city and occasionally works sculpturally. Some of his work can be seen at https://ryanherberholz.com/index.html. His Artist Statement: “I stop my bike on a street corner to snap a photo, I try to imagine the past, present, and future occurring simultaneously – I never get a clear image. My paintings are confluent landscapes of memory, encounters, images, and reverie that attempt to form a nebulous cosmology of my neighborhood.”
Come on out Monday evening and hear a few songs, enjoy some artwork, and a couple of great readings. Join this developing community of artists and fans, and don't forget to wander around the store--Green Brain is a fantastic comic book store and a great home to this monthly (third Monday evening of every month) event.