Presenters: Michael Gustafson, Peter Markus, Colby Sharp
Moderator: Lisa Blanchard
With few exceptions, all books tell a story. Some stories serve to entertain, to educate, or to elevate the reader beyond the mundanity of daily life. A very select group of books do much more than simply share stories—they inspire. It is one thing to inspire the reader, but it is another entirely to build a community within the book which in turn rouses and stirs the greater community without. The three Michiganders on this panel have given us books that illustrate the power of a collective creativity.