Writers Live: Susan Whitall, Author of 'Fever: Little Willie John'

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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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