Aug
30
to Sep 30

Halal Metropolis!

For the Month of September, Bank Suey will host Halal Metropolis: Exploring Muslim Visibility in Detroit. The exhibition will be an artistic and discussion-based exploration of how Muslim culture has enriched Southeast Michigan. The project is organized by CAAS director Sally Howell, photographer, activist Razi Jafri, and artist and MFA Program Director at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design Osman Khan.

Exhibit Hours, Special Events, and more details coming soon!

View Event →

Book Suey's STORYTELLING SERIES: featuring Steve Hughes
May
4
2:00 PM14:00

Book Suey's STORYTELLING SERIES: featuring Steve Hughes

May 4th at 2pm, Steve Hughes is the writer and publisher of Stupor, Detroit's "hippest" and longest-running zine. He is also the author of the critically-acclaimed Stiff, a collection of original stories published by Wayne State University Press last November. His previous book, Stupor: A Treasury of True Stories, was funded by a grant from the Kresge Foundation. Steve is also the creator of The Good Tyme Writers Buffet, a literary series and potluck that is presented at
Public Pool, a neighborhood art space in Hamtramck. His stories have appeared in Fence and A Detroit Anthology. Hughes lives in Hamtramck, where he continues to collect stories at local watering holes for forthcoming issues of Stupor.
www.stevehugheswriter.com

More info & RSVP here.


There is a unique dynamic between the written and spoken word. In reading aloud what is written down, in its horizontal and linear construction, in expressing verbally what the most basic form of communication is, the speaker becomes more than just a reader, but a Storyteller. Something magical happens when there is a release of words from the page utilizing our voice. In the age of media, of solitary observation of screens and the silent withdrawal of the individual to read, we forsake our common unifying bond, the communal splendor of a campfire. The hearth of human civilization revolves around the fundamental communal gathering and always is the Storyteller in the center.
With each Storytelling Series event, Book Suey will present a local writer/author to speak, to tell us a story, invite us to experience a piece of their world, their vision -- illuminating something we were unable to see before. 

View Event →
CIVIC ARTS: An Afternoon with Zimbabwean filmmaker and writer, Rumbi Katedza
Apr
28
3:00 PM15:00

CIVIC ARTS: An Afternoon with Zimbabwean filmmaker and writer, Rumbi Katedza

Rumbi Katedza (1).jpg

We are excited to spend an afternoon with Zimbabwean filmmaker and writer, Rumbi Katedza. Rumbi will share excerpts from documentary works in progress, then she and Detroit-based artist/community advocate Halima Cassells will explore the importance of storytelling and visual representation.

Through her films, filmmaker Rumbi Katedza uses the power of visual documentation to tell the human side of the stories of the people of Zimbabwe. Her work tackles the psychological effects of systemic violence and the processes of healing being espoused to deal with trauma. Through film and videos, communities have seen that they are not alone in their struggles, and this is enabling the emergence of a bolder and more outspoken populace, who demand change and more accountability from their leaders. Through her work as a filmmaker, Rumbi Katedza serves as a conduit for people’s stories. She provides a medium to transmit messages, to witness and to amplify voices to a wider audience.

me & camera.jpg

In her upcoming Civic Arts engagement, Rumbi will be sharing excerpts from documentary works in progress, while discussing the importance of storytelling and visual representation.

---
Bank Suey's Civic Arts Series
This series of gatherings explores creative practice as community building along with the art of formal planning. We'll talk to artists who's practice can be used to shape neighborhood futures and planning professionals who employ more creative strategies in their work. This series will also include non-traditional formats, stepping out beyond lectures and panels into workshops and group arts projects. 

Co-hosted by Zimbabwe Cultural Centre of Detroit and Power House Productions (PHP).
This series is supported by the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators. 

image1.jpeg
php_logo_new.jpeg
Color-SGS_Logo.jpg



View Event →
Independent Bookstore Day at Book Suey
Apr
27
12:00 PM12:00

Independent Bookstore Day at Book Suey

Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. At Book Suey we have a full day of events planned — workshops, music, food, giveaways AND... there are exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day. Not before. Not after. Not online.

SCHEDULE:

Noon-8 PM
Kids are invited to plant their very own fairy tale pollinator seeds in take-home pots. Hosted by Tiny Acres.

Noon-8 PM
Kids are invited to make book page oragami with artist Fiala Salatrik.

1-2 PM
Makey Makey workshop for kids of all ages.

2-3 PM
Literary mustache painting by local artist Alice V. Schneider.

3-4 PM
Drag Queen Story Hour with local drag goddess AphroditeQween. Books and gift bags provided by a generous grant from Hope Starts Here, Detroit’s Early Childhood Partnership of the W.K. Kellogg and Kresge Foundation.

4-5:30 PM
Take-home ‘zine workshop with local print and bookmaker (and Book Suey member-owner!) Laura Beyer.

4-5:30 PM
Performance by Hamtramck’s own Honest to God Jug Band.

And much more!

View Event →
Book Suey's STORYTELLING SERIES: featuring Julién Godman
Apr
20
2:00 PM14:00

Book Suey's STORYTELLING SERIES: featuring Julién Godman

April 20th at 2pm, Julién Godman is an Armenian-American creative, Detroit born and raised on the road. Often jumping from project to project, his ‘day job’ strongly reflects his nomadic upbringing. He is a freelance writer, public relations professional and nonprofit consultant. And is the creator and owner of the Tonic & Juice™ brand, which distributes its own organic herbal tea line, and caters special events.
Over the last five years his writing has morphed from page poetry, to food critic, to the arts, to travelogues. His latest work Andanzas, Vol. I., Friends continues his travelogue style often combining observations in the present with things in memory and imagination. His short works tread the line between creative non-fiction, social criticism, and fictional prose.

More info & RSVP here.


There is a unique dynamic between the written and spoken word. In reading aloud what is written down, in its horizontal and linear construction, in expressing verbally what the most basic form of communication is, the speaker becomes more than just a reader, but a Storyteller. Something magical happens when there is a release of words from the page utilizing our voice. In the age of media, of solitary observation of screens and the silent withdrawal of the individual to read, we forsake our common unifying bond, the communal splendor of a campfire. The hearth of human civilization revolves around the fundamental communal gathering and always is the Storyteller in the center.
With each Storytelling Series event, Book Suey will present a local writer/author to speak, to tell us a story, invite us to experience a piece of their world, their vision -- illuminating something we were unable to see before. 

View Event →
IfNotNow Detroit's STORY SLAM: TRAVELS FROM ISRAEL & PALESTINE
Apr
14
12:30 PM12:30

IfNotNow Detroit's STORY SLAM: TRAVELS FROM ISRAEL & PALESTINE

travels.jpg

STORY SLAM: TRAVELS FROM ISRAEL & PALESTINE

JOIN IfNotNow in two of the most ancient and enjoyable Jewish traditions: Schmoozing and storytelling!
Sunday, April 14 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Food and Drinks Provided!
Each year, tens of thousands of people - from college students to members of Congress - travel to Israel and Palestine. What we see on these trips - and even more important, what we don’t see - profoundly shapes our understanding of Israel and the occupation. Come hear an all-star lineup of storytellers share their tales - and share yours with us!
Food and schmoozing starts at 12:30. Storytelling begins at 1:00.

More info here!

View Event →
Book Suey's STORYTELLING SERIES: featuring Lynn Crawford
Apr
13
2:00 PM14:00

Book Suey's STORYTELLING SERIES: featuring Lynn Crawford

Saturday, April 13th at 2 pm join us for our next Storyteller, Lynn Crawford. She'll come in to discuss her latest book Shankus and Kitto: A Saga, writing, and any other questions. Check out our website, booksuey.com, for more info and upcoming events.
Lynn Crawford is a founding member of Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), a 2010 Kresge Literary Arts Fellow and a 2016 Rauschenberg Writing Fellow. Her books include Solow, Blow, Fortification Resort, a series of art-related sestinas, Simply Separate People, Simply Separate People, Two and Shankus & Kitto : A Saga. Paula Regossy, a detective novel riffing on art seen in Detroit, will be out fall, 2018 and published by Trinosophes, Detroit.

More info & RSVP here.


There is a unique dynamic between the written and spoken word. In reading aloud what is written down, in its horizontal and linear construction, in expressing verbally what the most basic form of communication is, the speaker becomes more than just a reader, but a Storyteller. Something magical happens when there is a release of words from the page utilizing our voice. In the age of media, of solitary observation of screens and the silent withdrawal of the individual to read, we forsake our common unifying bond, the communal splendor of a campfire. The hearth of human civilization revolves around the fundamental communal gathering and always is the Storyteller in the center.
With each Storytelling Series event, Book Suey will present a local writer/author to speak, to tell us a story, invite us to experience a piece of their world, their vision -- illuminating something we were unable to see before. 

View Event →
Book Suey: STORYTELLING SERIES
Mar
9
2:00 PM14:00

Book Suey: STORYTELLING SERIES

There is a unique dynamic between the written and spoken
word. In reading aloud what is written down, in its horizontal and linear construction, in expressing verbally what the most basic form of communication is, the speaker becomes more than just a reader, but a Storyteller. Something magical happens when there is a release of words from the page utilizing our voice. In the age of media, of solitary observation of screens and the silent withdrawal of the individual to read, we forsake our common unifying bond, the communal splendor of a campfire. The hearth of human civilization revolves around the fundamental communal gathering and always is the Storyteller in the center.

With each Storytelling Series event, Book Suey will present a local writer/author to speak, to tell us a story, invite us to experience a piece of their world, their vision -- illuminating something we were unable to see before. 


We will have more information here on our upcoming storytellers soon. So check back in

View Event →