Past Event

Wolverine Writers II: Stories of Fire, Ice . . . and Rebirth

Jun. 8, 2023

Thursday / 7:00 PM

Event Details

Join us for our second annual episode of Wolverine Writers, to hear about some examples from the past year, including “Tragedy on the Ice,” the story of a disastrous expedition involving U-M astronomer Edmund Israel; “The Arsonist Was a Scholar,” the story — and the story of the story — of an act of arson on campus; and “The Tappan Oak,” about one of U-M’s most beloved natural features, and its life, death, and rebirth.

Our panel will include Kim Clarke, director of the Michigan Heritage Project; Deborah Holdship, editor of Michigan Today; and Lara Zielin, editor of the Bentley’s own Collections magazine.

For those attending in person, the event will be followed by tours of the Observatory, with observing if weather permits.

If you’d like to attend this event IN PERSON at the Observatory, register¬† here.

If you’d like to attend this event VIRTUALLY, register here.

Please note: One of the talks will mention one person’s experience with suicide; please use care and know that support is available. If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide or mental health issues, please note and use the resources below.

– For U-M students: Counseling & Psychological Services (; 734-764-8312, including CAPS After Hours 24/7)

– For U-M Faculty and Staff: Faculty & Staff Counseling & Consultation Office (734-936-8660; email:

– Psychiatric Emergency Services: 734-936-5900 – 24/7/365

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