Detroit, Jazz, Opera, Blues Woven into New Short Story Collection
Thursday, May 10, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
DETROIT – The Scarab Club will host a book release party and reading May 10th at 7:00 p.m. for a short story collection that weaves music and darkly humorous struggles for justice set in a futuristic Detroit. “The Official Report on Human Activity,” which is neither official nor a report, is the first book of fiction by kim d. hunter. Three of the four stories are set in societies where technology, corporatism and various types of bigotry have run amok. All the stories share characters with the title story which jumpstarts the action of the rest of the collection. “The
Official Report on Human Activity or Long for an Elephant, an Essay,” chronicles the media frenzy that follows a male factory worker giving birth to a small black elephant with a mysterious message on its hide. hunter works for a local nonprofit providing media relations for social justice groups. He’s also been a staple of the Detroit literary scene who’s published two books of poetry and co-directed the Woodward Line Poetry Series for more than a decade.
“The Official Report on Human Activity” is published by Wayne State University Press with stories that earned hunter a Kresge Arts Literary Fellowship in 2012. The author will read excerpts, answer questions and sign copies of the book. Light refreshments will be served.