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Writers Live: Susan Whitall, Author of 'Fever: Little Willie John'
Local writer Susan Whitall, author of the first biography of legendary Detroit soul singer Little Willie John, will talk about research for her 2011 book and how admiration grew for her influential subject.
Her extensive interviews included some conducted with Kevin John, one of the late singer's sons. The book's subtitle is A Fast Life, Mysterious Death and the Birth of Soul.
Whitall, a Detroit News feature and culture writer, will sign her award-winning book -- available for sale at the event from Book Beat of Oak Park.
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Founded by Birmingham matriarch Martha Baldwin, after whom the library was later named, the Baldwin Public Library has served residents of Birmingham and the surrounding communities for more than 150 years. Besides books, the library also lets patrons borrow music, movies and auidiobooks, alongside a large stable of programs and classes for children, teens, adults and seniors.
The library also provides community members with research databases, resources for job-seekers, magazines, Internet access, quiet meeting rooms, a selection of new releases, multiple copies of book club books, and reading rooms equipped with couches, chairs, tables, lamps and power outlets.