Author Visit: Drew Philp

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Central Library
Van Deusen Room

Event Details

In 2009, journalist and screenwriter Drew Philp bought a ruined house in Detroit for $500. In the years that followed, as he gutted the interior and removed the heaps of garbage crowding the rooms, he didn’t just learn how to repair a house—he learned how to build a community. In a tribute to the city he loves, Philp’s book A $500 House in Detroit: Rebuilding an Abandoned Home and an American City tells us about “radical neighborliness” and makes the case that we have “the power to create the world anew together and to do it ourselves when our governments refuse.”
Event Type(s): Adult
Age Group(s): adults

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