Friday, April 8, 2016

Rob St. Mary to Speak Monday

Join us on Monday, April 11 at 7:00 pm in the Park Library Baber Room to welcome Michigan Notable Book Award Winner Rob St. ​Mary, author of The Orbit Magazine Anthology: Re-Entry. This book, which details the full run of White Noise, Fun, and Orbit, is a collection of two decades’ worth of Detroit’s alternative publishing history into an oversized, heavily illustrated volume that situates the publications in the city’s pop culture and media history. Orbit, a local journal, was an instantly recognizable arbiter of 1990s Detroit culture. Its irreverent tone and unique editorial features could be traced to two earlier local publications from creator Jerry Peterson — White Noise (1978–1980) and Fun: The Magazine for Swinging Intellectuals (1986–1990).

A reception in the Baber Room will follow the event. If you need accommodations or would like more information, please contact the Clarke ( or 989-774-3352)