July 13, 2016

Amy Haimerl, July 14


Time/Place | 2-3:30, North Studio

Topic | Scene Setting, Ethics and Anonymity in Ethnographic, Journalistic and Non-Fiction Writing

Author’s Excerpt | (read for workshop) DetroitHustle_Excerpt 

Audience | This event is open to the public, but is geared toward writers and academics.

Transportation from Ann Arbor | U-M Detroit Connector Schedule (available to U-M affiliates)  https://ridemdcc.umich.edu/schedule

*Feel free to bring a work-in-progress that you would like to develop using some of Amy’s writing practices in real-time, or use them to try developing something creative and new!

Amy Haimerl is the author of Detroit Hustle: A Memoir of Love, Life and Home. It is the story of moving to the Motor City from Brooklyn to rehab a historic house with no water, heat or electricity. But it’s also a meditation on what makes a home and how you find your place in a new city. 

She teaches journalism at Michigan State University and covers entrepreneurship and urban policy for such publications as Fortuneand the New York Times. She lives in Detroit with her husband; two pitbulls; and a stray cat, who is the boss of them. 

Amy was a Knight-Wallace Fellow, class of ’13, at the University of Michigan and is an alum of Crain’s Detroit Business, CNNMoneyFortune Small BusinessWestword and USAA, where she helped military families make smarter choices about their money. She also has a background in enterprise and investigative reporting and helped start the Jackson Free Press.