Michigan College Alliance Presents: Mitch Albom & Special Friends
Mitch Albom is an internationally renowned author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and TV broadcaster and philanthropist. His 13 books have collectively sold more than 35 million copies worldwide and have been published in 49 territories, in 45 languages, and have been made into Emmy Award-winning and critically-acclaimed TV movies. His latest book, The Next Person You Meet in Heaven, is a sequel to the bestselling The Five People You Meet in Heaven.
Albom has also penned films, plays, and a musical. For more than a decade, he was named top sports columnist in the nation by the Sports Editors of America, the highest honor in his field. In 2006, he founded S.A.Y. Detroit, an umbrella organization that now operates nine charities dedicated to improving lives of the neediest Detroiters. He also runs an orphanage in Port Au Prince, Haiti, the Have Faith Haiti Mission.
Joining Mitch Albom for the event is Dave Barry, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and bestselling author of more than 30 books including the novels Big Trouble, Lunatics, Tricky Business and, most recently, Insane City.
his event is a fundraiser for scholarships for students from the Have Faith Haiti Mission to attend college in partnership with the Michigan Colleges Alliance. VIP patrons are invited to an exclusive Meet and Greet with Mitch Albom and Dave Barry at 6:45 PM in the Community Engagement Room. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, beer & wine before the main event at 8:00 PM.