‘What the Eyes Don’t See’ author coming to Alpena

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha’s award-winning memoir, “What the Eyes Don’t See,” will be the topic of discussion when she visits Alpena on April 24.

ALPENA — On April 24, the Alpena County Library is welcoming Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the author of this year’s Great Michigan Read selection, “What the Eyes Don’t See,” to Alpena.

The memoir is a riveting first-hand account about the Flint Water Crisis. She is a physician, scientist, and activist who has been called to testify twice before the U.S. Congress, awarded the Freedom of Expression Courage Award by PEN America, and named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Hanna-Attisha will participate in an on-stage conversation beginning at 7 p.m., followed by an audience question and answer session and book signing, at the Alpena High School auditorium.

Copies of “What the Eyes Don’t See” will be available for purchase before and after the event. Book sales will be provided by Parallel 45 Books and Gifts.

Registration for this free public event is not required, but is appreciated. To RSVP, register for tickets via Facebook or on Eventbrite by searching for Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha on eventbrite.com.

For more information, contact Jessica Luther at Alpena County Library at 989-356-6188, ext. 25.

The 2019-20 Great Michigan Read is presented by Michigan Humanities and supported by national, statewide, and local partners, including the National Endowment for the Humanities and The Meijer Foundation.

The program centers on one title, one state, and thousands engaged in literary discussion. Michigan Humanities’ Great Michigan Read creates a statewide discussion around the humanities themes of a selected book. Through partnerships with libraries, schools, book clubs, and a wide range of other nonprofit organizations, the Great Michigan Read facilitates statewide reading and programs to bridge communities around a common conversation.


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