The St. Clair County Library will present Jack Dempsey– co-author of Ink Trails: Michigan’s Famous and Forgotten Authors at 6:30 pm on Monday, May 13, during a presentation, question and answer time, and book signing. Jack Dempsey is visiting the St. Clair County Library as part of the Library of Michigan’s 2013 Michigan Notable Authors’ Tour. This year, 20 authors whose engaging works were chosen as 2012 Michigan Notable Books selections will visit nearly 50 libraries throughout the state. This event will be held in the Donald Dodge auditorium at the St. Clair County Office Building located at 200 Grand River (directly behind the Main Library) in Port Huron. For details about this author event, call (810) 987-7323 x124 or visit the Web at www.stclaircountylibrary.org. “It’s a literary treat to have Jack Dempsey in our community, sharing his captivating work with our friends and neighbors in such an open, accessible way,” said Allison Arnold, director of the St. Clair County Library System. “Michigan is home to some of the best stories and storytellers found anywhere in the country. An author of Jack Dempsey’s caliber here in our library will make it an evening to remember.” Michigan Notable Books is designed to promote reading and raise awareness of Michigan’s literary heritage. The program annually selects 20 of the most outstanding books published in that year – titles that are reflective of Michigan’s diverse ethnic, historical, literary and cultural experience. The 2013 Michigan Notable Books program and tour are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Library of Michigan, the Library of Michigan Foundation, Michigan Department of Education, the Michigan Humanities Council, Meijer, and the Michigan Center for the Book. Media Sponsors are Mittenlit.com, City Pulse, WKAR, Dome, Queue Advertising and Tom Gennara Photography.
Jack Dempsey Biography: Jack Dempsey is a historian and writer who has practiced law in Michigan for over 30 years. President of the Michigan Historical Commission, he also serves on the board of the Michigan History Foundation and is a past board member of the Historical Society of Michigan. Jack served as assistant attorney general for the State of Michigan from 1980-1984.