Celebrating the work behind words

. May 30, 2012.

It’s a night to remember for lovers of contemporary literature as Ann Arbor’s 826michigan presents two giants of literary fiction at its Storymakers Dinner on Thursday, May 12. The event, which features fine wine and a dinner provided by Zingerman’s, benefits the beloved nonprofit which encourages creative writing in children and teens.

The guests of honor at the Storymakers Dinner are Richard Ford, author of numerous novels and story collections, including Independence Day and Rock Springs; and Michigan’s own Jeffrey Eugenides, author of The Virgin Suicides and Middlesex. Diners will receive a copy of Blue Collar, White Collar, No Collar: Stories of Work, an anthology of short fiction edited by Ford, featuring fiction heavyweights like Alice Munro and Richard Yates. (The book is also available in stores this month with sales going to benefit 826michigan.)

Ford will speak about the anthology, and Eugenides will read from his work, along with several of 826michigan’s standout students. The menu is specially crafted by Zingerman’s Chef Alex Brown, a 2010 James Beard Award finalist. It’s a great opportunity to celebrate the art of storytelling and help the people who are passing it on to the next generation. $100. Tickets are limited. 6:30pm. Zingerman’s Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson Ave. 734-761-3463. www.826michigan.org.

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