Housed at the historic Scarab Club and presented by Write A House, Literally: A Reading Series brings journalists, poets, cartoonists, novelists, and other writers together in Midtown Detroit. Like the term for which the series is named, Literally may offer tangible, verifiable facts or outrageous, fanciful claims. Hosted and curated by cultural critic Anne Elizabeth Moore, and formerly housed in her Write A House home, previous readers have included Jessica Campbell, Matt Fogarty, Nandi Comer, and Jennifer Nelson. The series features local, national, and international performers sharing longer works in an intimate setting. Readings are informal, fun, and designed to entertain non-writers and writers alike. The purpose of Literally is to nurture the growing literary community of Detroit. To this end, appropriate beverages will be served, and interested writers of all backgrounds, skills, and interests are encouraged to send along work for consideration at a future event. Please bring cash for books or book-related merchandise, or to donate to the beverage-and-travel fund.
ANNE ELIZABETH MOORE is an award-winning journalist, best-selling comics anthologist, and internationally lauded cultural critic based in Detroit. A Fulbright Scholar, Moore teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the College for Creative Studies, and has had solo art exhibitions on three continents. With Melissa Mendes, she creates a monthly investigate comics journalism series for Truthout. Her latest book, with Curbside Splendor, is Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes.