April 04, 2016

UDM welcomes Detroit-based, Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist Desiree Cooper to lead a lecture and discussion on Monday, April 11 at 6 p.m. The event will take place in the Genevieve Fisk Loranger Architecture Center in the Warren Loranger Architecture Building on the McNichols Campus.

 Desiree CooperThe discussion will focus on Cooper’s new collection of short stories titled “Know the Mother,” released on March 15. Cooper uses the medium of “flash fiction” to explore racism, sexism and intimate spaces in order to reveal what it means to be human.

Cooper was recently named a 2015 Kresge Literary Arts Fellow. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in Callaloo, Detroit Noir, Best African American Fiction 2010 and Tidal Basin Review, among other online and print publications. Cooper was a founding board member of Cave Canem, a national residency for emerging black poets, and is currently a Kimbilio fellow, a national residency for African American writers.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact English Department Chair Michael Barry at 313-993-1050 or