March 8 2013 12:00 AM

Award-winning filmmaker will be keynote speaker at Michigan author event


Thursday, March 7 — Polarizing documentary filmmaker Michael Moore will be the keynote speaker at the Night of Notables event on April 27 in Lansing

“Michael has a long history of support for libraries, film, arts and the humanities, coupled with a sincere commitment to Michigan,” said Carolyn Sparks, executive director of the Library of Michigan Foundation. “We are honored that he has chosen to help us highlight this important program.”

The annual Michigan Notable Books program highlights 20 of the previous year’s most engaging books that are set in Michigan, have a Michigan theme or are written by a Michigan native or resident. The event will be held at the Library of Michigan, 702 W. Kalamazoo St. in Lansing. It includes an awards ceremony featuring remarks by Moore, followed by a gala evening of author book signings and interaction with the notable authors.

In addition to his filmmaking career, Moore has also written or co-written eight best-selling non-fiction books.