James Coleman will read from memoir and fiction under the theme "Remembering Michigan." Memoir selections will include notes on his early acquaintance with Robert Rue, founding president of Mohegan Community College. Chapters from "Motor City," his novel in progress, will make up the fiction-reading portion of the program.
Coleman has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction, and grants from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, the New England Foundation for the Arts, and the Coordinating Council for Literary Magazines, and has been a book editor for Curbstone Press. His work has appeared in a number of literary magazines and journals. Most recently, he spoke at the Mystic Arts Association in February 2012 on "Nietzsche and Langston Hughes."