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Reception, Reading, Discussion, and Book Signing with Authors Rayya Elias and Elizabeth Gilbert

Thursday, April 18, 2013 |VIP Author Reception 6 p.m. | Reading, Discussion, Book Signing 7 p.m.

Detroit Film Theatre, 7 p.m.
Free with advance registration

When she was seven, Rayya Elias and her family fled the political conflict in their native Syria, settling in Detroit. Bullied in school and caught between the world of her traditional family and her tough American classmates, she rebelled early, sang with several start-up punk rock bands, partied at now-legendary clubs in Detroit and NYC and then lost it all to a debilitating drug habit - eventually living on the streets of New York and or as a guest in the NY prison system. Elias’ new memoir, Harley Loco, charts four decades of a life lived in the moment for the moment, a path from harrowing loss and darkness to a place of peace and redemption that is supported by a cast of unforgettable characters, both famous and not.

Elias will read selections from Harley Loco, followed by an on-stage discussion with Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert. Admission is free, but advance reservations are required.

Rivera Court, 6 p.m.

Tickets include a private reception with Elias and Gilbert. Complimentary valet parking at Woodward entrance, cocktails, light hors d’oeuvres, one signed copy of Harley Loco, reserved open seating for public reading and discussion. 
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