[Michlib-l] Presenter Recommendation: Author Edward Balian

Katie Rothley krothley at lyon.lib.mi.us
Wed Dec 18 10:18:16 EST 2019

I will piggy-back off of this post. 

We hosted Dr. Balian this past Friday, December 13, after hours from 6-8pm. And he was a very knowledgable and engaging presenter on Bob Seger. The presentation was very informative, entertaining, and relatable as many of the adults who attended are huge Bob Seger fans and knew much of his history that Dr. Balian was sharing. the Q & A portion took almost as much time as the presentation; people were interested in all aspects of Bob Seger and his music! I could tell that Dr. Balian loves and cherishes music and has an enormous appreciation and respect for Bob Seger and his musical career, but also his personal life. I haven't read his book yet, but I intend to! 

We had 20 attendees, and Dr. Balian brought copies of his book to sell. He donated a copy to our library, which we are incredibly grateful for. He shared that he will be touring in Michigan again next year, sometime around March or April! 

Best regards, 


Katie Rothley, MLIS 
Marketing & Outreach Librarian 
Lyon Township Public Library 
27005 S. Milford Rd., 
South Lyon, MI 48178 
(248) 437-8800 ext. 618 

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Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 9:26:10 AM 
Subject: [Michlib-l] Presenter Recommendation: Author Edward Balian 

Last week the Howell Carnegie District Library hosted an evening program with Edward Balian, author of Turn the Page: The Bob Seger Story, the first and only biography of Bob Seger. 

We scheduled the program for 2 hours. Ed spoke about Bob Seger's music career for an hour. After a short break for the audience, he played 3 YouTube videos, one song from the 1960s, one from the 1970s, and one from the '80s, so the audience could hear Seger's musical progression. 

The best part of the evening was the audience Q&A that followed with all the stories both the presenter and audience shared. The evening ended with a book signing and sales, handled by Ed and Tammy, an associate from his publisher/printer. The program was well-received by the audience of 38 who made it out on a cold, snowy December night. 

Ed was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable speaker. This man knows his music! And his team was so easy to work with--no-hassle booking, great communication, and no presenter fee. Ed lives in San Diego, but has made two book tours here in Michigan since his book released in July, and he plans on at least two more this spring and summer. 

I encourage you to reach out to Ed directly if you have any questions. He and his wife Veronica are extremely prompt with communication. The website for his book is [ https://bobsegerturnthepage.com/ | bobsegerturnthepage.com ] . 

We'd like to give a shout-out to Samantha Loree from Northville District Library who brought Dr. Balian to our attention via a listserv post. 

If you're interested in having Edward Balian present at your library, he can be reached at [ mailto:esbalian at gmail.com | esbalian at gmail.com ] . 

Happy Holidays, 

Brandi Tambasco 
Adult Services Librarian 
Pronouns: she, her, hers 
Howell Carnegie District Library 
314 W Grand River 
Howell, MI 48843 
T: 517-546-0720 x131 
F: 517-546-1494 
[ mailto:tambasco at howelllibrary.org | tambasco at howelllibrary.org ] 
[ http://www.howelllibrary.org/ | www.howelllibrary.org ] 

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