If your group would like to enjoy an illustrated talk about the coney island story and some of its controversies, please email “Coney Detroit” co-author Joe Grimm at

Oct. 17: Hazel Park Library, 123 East Nine Mile Road, Hazel Park, with coneys (so call to reserve a place) 248-546-4095. 6-7:45 p.m.

Coney Detroit authors Katherine Yung and Joe Grimm display coneys on plates.

Katherine Yung and Joe Grimm outside Lafayette and American Coney Islands. Photo by Bobby Alcott

Previous events

March 9: Discover Detroit at the Detroit Historical Museum. Take a walk through history on the streets of old Detroit and let’s talk coneys. Katherine Yung and Joe Grimm will give an illustrated talk at 8 p.m. Look for us!

March 31: Local History Conference, Macomb Community College, New Books in Michigan History

April 3: Coney Detroit video trailer being screened at Mitten Movie Project, Main Art Theatre, 118 N. Main St., Royal Oak, 7:30 p.m.

April 4: Coney Detroit book launch party at Gleaners, 2131 Beaufait Street, Detroit, MI 48207-3410. All author royalties from Coney Detroit are being donated to Gleaners.

April 18: Grosse Pointe Historical Society‘s Bicknell Lecture at The War Memorial. We’ll talk at 7:30 p.m. and hope to be joined by Grosse Pointe’s own Ted Fines, a lead photographer on the project

April 18: MLive’s John “Gonzo” Gonzalez searches for Michigan’s best coney dog:
Virginia Coney (noon)
Andy’s Pizza (1 p.m.)

Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti
Bill’s Drive In (3 p.m.)
Mark’s Midtown Coney Island (4 p.m.)

Duly’s (6:30 p.m., Grimm will be there)
Lafayette (7:30 p.m.)
American (8:15 p.m.)

April 19: MLive’s John “Gonzo” Gonzalez searches for Michigan’s best coney dog with Coney Detroit co-author Joe Grimm along to coach.
Starlite on Burton (11 a.m.)
Angelo’s Coney Island, 1816 Davison Road and Franklin Avenue (noon)

Old Town Drive-In (3:30 p.m.)
Michigan Coney Island (4:30 p.m.) Bay City

Bay City
Mussel Beach Drive-in (6 p.m.)
Zef’s (7 p.m.)

April 20: MLive’s John “Gonzo” Gonzalez searches for Michigan’s best coney dog with Coney Detroit co-author Joe Grimm along to coach.
Dogs With Style (11:30 a.m.)
Coney Island Hot Dog (12:15 p.m.)

Grand Rapids
Cook’s Drive-In (Dutton, 4 p.m.)
Grand Coney (5 p.m.)

Max N Marley’s Dog House (7 p.m.)
G&L Chili Dogs (on West Sherman, 8 p.m.)

April 28: Signing at Grosse Pointe Barnes & Noble, 19221 Mack Ave., 1 p.m.

May 2: Nicola’s Books, 2513 Jackson, Ann Arbor. 7 p.m. 734-662-0600.

May 3: Coneys for Kids fundraiser for the St. Clair Shores Special Needs program at 4 p.m. Thursday in the St. Clair Shores Senior Activities Center, 20000 Stephens St.

May 12: Patch Coney Fest/bus tour

May 19: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. book signing with co0author Katherine Yung at George’s Senate Coney Island, 39430 Dun Rovin Drive, Northville, MI 48168-3475

June 5: Wyandotte Rotary Club, Downriver Council for the Arts, 81 Chestnut St., Wyandotte, MI 48192, noon.

June 13, 3 p.m.: UDetroit, a broadcast media cafe at 1427 Randolph.

Aug. 9: Northville Public Library, 7 p.m.

Aug. 11: Book Fair at the Barnes & Noble in Brighton, presentation and signing, in conjunction with the Salem and South Lyon Public Libraries

Aug. 23: Trenton Historical Society meets at Mom’s Restaurant, 2691 Fort Street, Trenton. 7 p.m.

Aug. 26: Clawson Arts & Authors, noon

Aug. 28: Kiwanis Club of Troy luncheon presentation

Sept. 5: “Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives” speaker series, Michigan State University Museum auditorium, 12:15-1:30 p.m.

Sept. 5: Coney Detroit co-authors Katherine Yung and Joe Grimm will be supporting the coney dog-eating contest at 5 p.m. at American Coney Island at Michigan Avenue and Lafayette Boulevard in downtown Detroit.

Sept. 9: Kerrytown Book Festival presentation and book panel

Sept. 13: Bestsellers Books & Coffee Co., 360 S. Jefferson St., Mason, Mich., 5-7 p.m.

Sept. 16: Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor, 4-6 p.m. at the Ann Arbor Senior Center

Sept. 18: Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Road, Rochester; 7-8:30 p.m.

Sept. 29: 1-3 p.m. book signing, Troy Barnes & Noble, 396 John R Road.

Oct. 3: Harper Woods Library, 19601 Harper Ave., 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 10: Wayne State University Press fall fundraiser, at the historic St. Paul Cathedral, 4800 Woodward Ave. in Detroit, 5:30-8 p.m.

Nov. 8: Talk and images, Hellenic Museum of Michigan, 67 East Kirby Street, Detroit, 313-871-4100; 6 p.m.

Nov. 28: Talk and images, Berkley Library, 3155 Coolidge, 7 p.m.

Dec. 1: Book signing at Northville Barnes & Noble, 17111 Haggerty Road, 1-4 p.m.

Dec. 1: On Detroit’s Noel Night, 5-9 p.m., Joe will shuttle back and forth between Wayne State University Press and the Hellenic Museum of Michigan

Jan. 13: Private event for Wayne State authors at Fox Run, Novi

April 20: Talk at Royal Oak Public Library, 222 E. Eleven Mile Road, 2 p.m.

May 1: St. Clair Shores Friends of the Library, St. Clair Shores Public Library, 7 p.m., 22500 Eleven Mile Road, St. Clair Shores, MI 48081 | 586-771-9020

May 2: Commerce Township Community Library, 2869 North Pontiac Trail, Commerce Township.

May 11: Auburn Hills Public Library, 3400 E. Seyburn Drive, 11 a.m.

June 1: Bark-A-Bout, 14660 23 Mile Road, Shelby Township, (586) 566-8900

Aug. 8: Sterling Heights Public Library, 40255 Dodge Park Road, 7 p.m.

Aug. 12: White Lake Township Library, 7527 E. Highland Road, 6:30 p.m.

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