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Roy Kotynek and John Cohassey


Book Signings and Other Events

Keep checking this web page for announcements of future book signings and other events involving the authors and this book.



Author John Cohassey will participate in a Meet-n-Greet with Valerie Hemingway and Chris Struble of Michigan Hemingway Society. Events include a Hemingway Inspired Feast at Walloon Lake Inn, Guided tours of Horton Bay and Walloon Lake, and so much more! Click here for more information and make reservations. Click on images below to view images and read the New York Times article.




During the Weekend of October 17-19 at the Odawa Hotel in Petosky, co-author John Cohassey participated in the 2014 MHS Fall Conference. The hotel is located at 1444 South US 131.

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On Thursday, September 4, John Cohassey was at Goldner Walsh Garden & Home to discuss his new book, Hemingway and Pound:  A Most Unlikely Friendship. A story of a friendship that bares the triumphs and tragedies of two giants of modern literature. 


  On November 10, 2013, award-winning author John Cohassey spoke about Ernest Hemingway in Michigan as part of the Oakland County Historical Society's "Small Talk" series.  This OCPS-sponsored event will take place at 2 p.m. at the Pine Grove Museum located in Pontiac at 405 Cesar Chavez (Oakland Boulevard).  

Detroit's First Annual Art Book Fair

John Cohassey's booklet about Jack Kerouac in Detroit was displayed at Detroit's First Annual Art Book Fair.  This event--held on October 5 and 6 at the Fourteen-Eighty Gallery at 1480 Gratiot-- invited numerous art book publishers from around the country and Canada to gather in the Eastern Market district.

This Kerouac booklet is one of the author's several essays being published by Salt and Cedar Press in Eastern Market.  Located at 2448 Riopelle, Salt and Cedar is a letter press studio occupying an impressive 3,000 foot work and exhibition space.  Click on one of the images below to enlarge:


Best of the rest: Author John Cohassey's reading in Pontiac

On Friday, July 18th from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m., Co-author John Cohassey was at the Gallery on the Boulevard in Pontiac doing selective readings from his books. The gallery is located at 53 Franklin Boulevard. The cost was free, but reservations were requested (248-770-7685). Click here to read the article in the Detroit Free Press.


 Jones Talk Invite - Click to enlargeOn Thursday, August 25th, Co-Author John Cohassey was part of a panel discussing the lives and accomplishments of Hank, Thad, and Elvin Jones. This was part of the celebration of the City of Pontiac's 150th year of cityhood.

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During the month of May 2010, the Pontiac Creative Art Center featured an exhibit called Exposed: The ART of Getting Published. Part of the exhibit was a display by co-author John Cohassey of different elements that went into the research for the book. Click on either image below to enlarge.

  The authors appeared for the "History Comes Alive" series at Oakland University, March 22, 7:00 PM.  The evening's topic, "American Cultural Rebels:  How a Book was Made," dealt with making and publishing of their book.  Held in the Oakland Room of the Oakland Center, this event was free and open to the public. Click here to go to the multimedia page to watch video clips from this evening.  

On February 27th at 7:00 p.m., the Pontiac Creative Arts Center presented artist and Professor Emeritus of History Roy Kotynek who discussed his portrait of Abraham Lincoln, Man of Sorrows. Click on any image to enlarge.


Author John Cohassey appeared at the Service Street Fair in Detroit Michigan on September 26, 2009. Click on any image to enlarge.

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Oakland Community College Program - "Revolution in the Air"

Co-authors Roy Kotynek and John Cohassey presented their program "Revolution in the Air" at the OCC Auburn Hills Campus on April 14th.




MOCAD Symposium

The Book Club of Detroit presented a special symposium "Artistic Avant-Garde Art: A Legacy of a Term," on Sunday, October 5, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 4454 Woodward Avenue, Detroit. This not-to-be-missed event will featured both authors.

Click here to listen to the broadcast interview with John Cohassey on WDET.
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Co-author John Cohassey appeared at the Rendezvous Jewel Box Theater in Seattle Washington on December 27th. Click on any image to enlarge.

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Co-Authors Roy Kotynek and John Cohassey appeared at A.J.'s Music Cafe in Ferndale Michigan in December. Click on any image to enlarge.

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Author John Cohassey appeared at the River Gallery in Chelsea Michigan in August 2008. Click on any image to enlarge.

  Detroit Public Library Book SigningAuthors Roy Kotynek and John Cohassey at the Detroit Public Library book signing in August 2008 (click to enlarge).  

On Thursday, May 1, 2008 , the authors hosted an admission-free book party at the beautifully remodeled Waterman Center at 91 North Saginaw Street in Downtown Pontiac. All enjoyed music by DJ "Tiger" Pearson along with hors d'oeuvres and beverages.

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America’s Cultural Rebels is now on sale by McFarland & Company Inc., Publishers.


About the authors

Professor Roy Kotynek of Oakland University in southeastern Michigan has been a History Department faculty member since 1967.

John Cohassey is an arts historian, and writer of both fiction and non-fiction, including Toast of the Town (Wayne State Univ. Press, 1998).


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