Many of you may already be familiar with John Bacon. He has written many books on Michigan sports, has been interviewed countless times on the subject of Bo Schembechler and Wolverine football, and teaches a course in Ann Arbor on the history of college athletics. The Seattle club has hosted his appearances in Seattle on several occasions. John’s a great speaker with encyclopedic knowledge of Michigan sports and a deep love for our University, and all of his engagements in Seattle have been very well received.
John has a couple of new books to talk about this fall, and is considering a visit to the West Coast sometime in late November or early December. His first book is Playing Hurt: My Journey from Despair to Hope, and his second one is The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy and Extraordinary Heroism. The second book, in particular, is getting a great deal of favorable attention, and Hollywood is already knocking on John’s door for movie rights.
Now both of these books have Michigan angles, but neither of them are squarely on the subject of U-M or our sports teams. Which brings up the question: would you be interested in attending a John Bacon event in Seattle sometime this fall? The most likely date for an event would be somewhere in the range of November 16 - 21 or December 7 - 11. We would likely charge somewhere in the range of $10 - $20 to attend the event, which would help us cover the cost of hearty appetizers, and help us meet the minimum food and drink bill for a nice venue somewhere in downtown Seattle.
We would offer John’s latest book for sale, and John would be happy to autograph your copy. John would be happy to talk about the current state of college football, in addition to talking about his latest books.
If you would be interested in attending such an event, then please Register on EventBrite. We’re not asking for a firm commitment or a financial obligation at this point, but are just trying to gauge potential interest. If we get enough responses, then we’ll move forward with planning an event with John.