Storytelling Series: Drew Philp
With each Storytelling Series event, Book Suey invites local writers to share their stories and experiences.
On Saturday, June 15, 2-4pm, we will be joined by Drew Philp, author of A $500 House in Detroit: Rebuilding an Abandoned Home and an American City. Drew will read from a new work of fiction and share thoughts on writing and the business of writing. This will be Drew's last appearance in Detroit before heading overseas to work on a new project, so don't miss out!
Drew Philp's work regularly reaches millions of readers both nationally and internationally, and has been published in the Guardian, BuzzFeed, and De Correspondent, among other outlets. His book, A $500 House in Detroit: Rebuilding an Abandoned Home and American City (Scribner, 2017) won the Stewart and Vernice Gross Award for Literature and was called maybe “the most inspiring book” you’ll read all year by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. His TED Talk on “radical neighborliness” has reached more than a million people in nearly a dozen languages, and according to Booklist he's “a great storyteller,” or in the words of the HuffPost, “A modern day Woody Guthrie.”