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Bridge Culture Club reads short story collection, ‘Dearborn,’ in April

April Culture Club
  • On April 10, Bridge Michigan hosts our latest Culture Club event, discussing the short story collection ‘Dearborn’
  • Author Ghassan Zeineddine will join us for the event
  • Participation in the event is free but requires registration

Bridge Culture Club resumes on April 10 to discuss “Dearborn,” an acclaimed short story collection published in 2023 by Ghassan Zeineddine, a former University of Michigan-Dearborn professor who will join us to discuss his book.


“Dearborn” examines the complexities of the Arab-American community in Dearborn, Michigan. Themes include identity, generational conflicts, war, trauma, migration, sexuality, home and belonging.

Please bring your lunch and join Bridge Culture Club to discuss the book on Zoom from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. 

You’ll have an opportunity to submit questions for Zeineddine during the event, which will be moderated by Bridge Michigan membership and engagement director Amber DeLind.

To receive an invitation and Zoom link to this discussion, please complete this event registration form

Here’s our schedule

  • Book announced: Mar. 11
  • First discussion questions on the first four stories posted on Bridge Culture Club closed Facebook group: Mar. 22
  • Second discussion questions on the next four stories posted on Bridge Culture Club closed Facebook group: Mar. 29
  • Third discussion questions on the last three stories posted on Bridge Culture Club closed Facebook group: Apr. 5
  • Live Zoom discussion: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Apr. 10

How to get the book

For Bridge Club members: We will provide an e-version of the selected book as a membership benefit when you complete the book request form emailed to you on Mar. 7. If you’re not already a member: Join today for as little as $1 and support our nonprofit newsroom


If you are not a Bridge Club member but would like to borrow the book or buy the book: You can order “Dearborn” from the book’s publisher, visit your library or download it from a Michigan library system to an e-reader or smartphone via Libby. The book may also be available at local bookstores, some of which offer curbside pickup. Call your local bookstore to inquire.


How to take part in the online discussion

Please join our closed Facebook group by clicking here to participate in weekly discussions of the book in the lead-up to our Zoom event. Bridge Michigan staff will approve your membership in this closed group. 

Over the next several weeks, we will post discussion questions about selections of the book’s stories, and group members will be invited to interact with our team and with one another. See the box above for a schedule.

Participation in these weekly discussions is not required to participate in the Zoom discussion.

We look forward to discussing the book with you April 10.

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