Motor Signal Reading Series

The Motor Signal Reading Series jolts the literary reading out of its conventional form. It launched in 2014, curated by Literary Detroit and Signal-Return, a letterpress studio in Detroit’s Eastern Market. Each year, Motor Signal invites writers to share their work at a series of extraordinary events. But we go beyond the typical reading series by asking the writers to bring an interactive element into … Continue reading Motor Signal Reading Series

Reading Detroit.

These streets inspire stories, both true and imagined. What follows is a semi-comprehensive list of books that feature Detroit, or are authored by Detroit writers — fiction, nonfiction, poetry, plays, and books for young people. May it be a map for your readerly explorations. Fiction: Megan Abbott The Fever Dare Me The End of Everything Queenpin Harriette Simpson Arnow The Dollmaker Hunter’s Horn The Weedkiller’s … Continue reading Reading Detroit.

We celebrate stories.

We are igniting a literary democracy at home, where readers have exciting ways of participating in book culture. We are building inclusive dialogues between Detroit and the wider world of readers, authors, thinkers, makers, and storytellers. Our signature program is the Motor Signal Reading Series. We have also hosted or co-hosted an eclectic range of other interactive literary programs across the city of Detroit, including … Continue reading We celebrate stories.