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Have a Beer with Michigan Notable Author Frances Stroh 

When: Sat., June 24, 7 p.m. 2017
Enjoy a pint of Stroh’s beer with author, artist, and Stroh’s beer heiress Frances Stroh. She will be speaking about her book Beer Money at a special after hours event at the Baldwin Library on Saturday, June 24 at 7:00 p.m. Novelist Lynn Crawford, a founding board member of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), will join Stroh for the talk. The rise and fall of the Stroh Brewery Company is a fascinating American saga, one linked inextricably with the decimation of Detroit, its longtime headquarters. In her memoir Beer Money, Stroh recounts the demise of a dynasty with her fractured family at its center.

Though she eventually forged her own path, attending college on a Fulbright scholarship, Stroh’s experience was formed by the decadent spending, alcoholism, drug abuse, and rebellion that came with a $700 million fortune, and predicated its loss.

“Stroh’s book was selected as a Michigan Notable Book by the Library of Michigan for 2017. We are delighted to have her visit our Library and share her experiences. Her book has been quite popular with our patrons,” said Maria Williams, Head of Adult Services.

“I'm excited to have the chance to discuss Beer Money at the Baldwin Public Library since Birmingham has always been a favorite Michigan spot for me,” said Stroh. A portion of proceeds from sales of Beer Money will benefit 826michigan, a new tutoring center in Detroit for children from under-served backgrounds.


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