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July 2022

The Clements Bookworm: “Classic Food and Restaurants of the Upper Peninsula” an Author Conversation with Russell M. Magnaghi

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is known for its regional delicacies and notable restaurants. In this episode of the Bookworm, author and award-winning historian Russell M. Magnaghi delves into the delectable food history of the Upper Peninsula as he takes us on an epicurean journey that will delight our tastebuds and transport us to the iconic foods and restaurants of the area.

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August 2022

The Clements Bookworm: “The Strange Genius of Mr. O: The World of The United States’ First Forgotten Celebrity An Author Conversation with Carolyn Eastman

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Carolyn Eastman pictured with the cover of her book, "The Strange Genius of Mr. O"

When James Ogilvie arrived in America in 1793, he was a deeply ambitious but impoverished teacher. By the time he returned to Britain in 1817, he had become a bona fide celebrity known simply as Mr. O, counting the nation’s leading politicians and intellectuals among his admirers. And then, like so many meteoric American luminaries afterward, he fell from grace. The Strange Genius of Mr. O is at once the biography of a remarkable performer--a gaunt Scottish orator who appeared…

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