Video Lectures

Michigan Beer: A Heady History

Join author Patti F. Smith for an intoxicating ride through the beers of the early settlers to Prohibition and those that remained standing after two world wars.  Patti F. Smith is a special education teacher, former legal aid lawyer, and the author of four books: "Images of America–Downtown Ann Arbor" (Arcadia/History Press), "A History of the People’s Food Co-op Ann Arbor" (Edward Brothers/Malloy), "Head Over Feet In Love" (Soul Mate Publishing), "Vanishing Ann Arbor" (Arcadia/History Press), and "Michigan Beer History" (Arcadia/THP). Smith is a frequent public speaker around town, curating HERsay (an all-woman variety show), Grown Folks Reading (story time for grownups), and May It Please the Court? (all-lawyer show) and telling stories at Ignite, Nerd Nite, Tellabration, and Telling Tales Out of School. She serves as a storyteller in the Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild and volunteers for the Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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