An event promoting the upcoming Great American Read television series will be held at 7:00 pm Tuesday at the Traverse City Opera house. in Traverse City.
The Great American Read is television series and a national search for America’s Favorite Book.
Author Jerry Dennis, a Traverse City Native, will speak at the event about how his passion for books developed as a kid.
“Every time it rained I secretly rejoiced because I could go to my bedroom, shut the door, turn on the lamp, lay back on my pillows and read a novel.”
Dennis said stories are essential to the human experience.
“Anybody who watches kids light up when you tell a story realizes we’re kinda hardwired for it.”
Dennis will talk about how his passion for reading eventually lead him to become a writer.
The event will include a preview of the series which airs on WCMU Public Television starting on May 22.