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FUNDRAISER: Icons Lunch with Etgar Keret + The Nomads

February 22, 2018 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Thursday, February 22 11:30AM–1PM

Admission: $150 ($100 for members*, $175 for mOCAD Family Membership + ticket)
*please call MOCAD’s desk at 313.832.6622 to receieve the member discount code.
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Please RSVP by February 15

Join MOCAD New Audiences and the NOMADS Reading Series as author Etgar Keret discusses his work and literary creativity in the digital age during this special Icons Lunch + Lecture presentation. This event is the second presentation by MOCAD’s New Audiences development group. More information on the lecture here.

All proceeds benefit MOCAD’s Education and Public Programs. MOCAD is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law. Donation letters detailing your contribution will be sent following the event.

Dress exuberantly. Valet parking provided.

 is an Israeli writer whose books have been published in more than forty languages. His short stories, rarely extending beyond three or four pages, fuse the banal with the surreal, and offer a window into a world that is both dark and comic. His books include The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God, Missing Kissinger, The Nimrod Flipout, The Girl on the Fridge,and Suddenly a Knock on the Door, which became an instant bestseller in Israel. Hailed as the voice of young Israel, he is also a regular contributor to This American Life.

The Nomads Reading Series
 is a literary caravan of sorts in the Greater Detroit area where writers, artists, and members of various immigrant communities are invited to read in their native tongue and in English as a way to tackle the deep history of segregation in Michigan. The goal is to engage, in the literary arts, largely ignored communities and present thoughtful meditations through advanced book clubs. The Nomads was founded and is curated by Stephanie Jean and presented by MOCAD.


Elyse Foltyn–MOCAD Board Chair
Lynn Gandhi–MOCAD Board Member
Lisa Nederlander


MOCAD’s New Audiences will bring original and inspiring programs to the metro-Detroit region, engaging all those interested (creative professionals, families, seniors, and youth) in what the contemporary culturati is doing, thinking and making. We aim to cross genres and occupations including visionaries form the worlds of art and technology, culinary explorers and leading-edge designers, architects and makers, whatever and wherever visionaries are involved. New Audiences will build public awareness of MOCAD and the contemporary arts in our immediate community, as well as presenting the museum nationally and internationally, expanding our reach to divergent groups and presenting insight into the current creative process.

Ticket purchase are not refundable. We thank your for considering your ticket purchase to be a contribution to MOCAD. If you are no longer able to attend and wish to let someone else use your seat, please get in touch with us at 313-832-6622 or by emailing Lizzy at lcourtois@mocadetroit.org.

Image courtesy of the artist. Photo credit: Yanai Yechiel.


February 22, 2018
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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