Melissa Grunow


​​Zonta Club of Alpena
52nd Annual Woman of the Year Banquet
Keynote Speaker

April 25 at 5:30 p.m.
Ramada Inn of Alpena
1000 US Highway 23 N, Alpena, MI
Tickets: $25 

The banquet is an annual event hosted by the Zonta Club of Alpena since 1966. The purpose of this banquet is to honor a woman for her volunteerism to our community. This year’s theme is “Discovering Treasures Within Us." Ticket are $25.00 and available at the following locations: Thunder Bay Accounting, Alpena Chamber of Commerce and Myers Fashions Etc. Bolenz Jewelry raffle tickets will be sold by all Zonta members and Bolenz Jewelry. Tickets will be sold for $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. Star Staffing has sponsored the tickets again this year. 

Melissa will sell and sign copies of Realizing River City following the banquet.

past events

Talks & PResentations

Zonta Club of Southfield Area

Mother's Day Luncheon Featured Speaker

April 28 at 12 p.m.

Pi Banquet Hall

28847 Franklin Rd, Southfield, MI 

Additional information forthcoming. Check back soon

Signings & Appearances

Michigan Author Reading Series

March 24 at 7 p.m.

The Grey Wolfe Scriptorium

 145 E 14 Mile Rd, Clawson, MI

Melissa will read from her award-winning memoir, Realizing River City. 

Books will be available for purchase and signing. 

Visiting Author Series at Macomb Community College
December 9, 2016, Clinton Twp, MI

Books & Mortar Visiting Author Reading

October 22, 2016, Grand Rapids, MI

An Evening of Fish out of Water Stories
October 4, 2016, Detroit, MI
With R.J. Fox, Aubri Adkins

East Side Reading Series
July 23, 2016, Detroit, MI
Veronica Dale, Weam Namou, Angela Rochon,  Ash Huntley, Aubri Adkins

Antioch Writers Workshop Summer Program
July 13, 2016, Yellow Springs, OHType your paragraph here.

"Young Women of Distinction" hosted by Zonta Club of Lansing

March 20, 2018, Lansing, MI

Poetry and Prose at the Farmhouse
July 23, 2017, Franklin, MI
With Rick Bailey, Nadia Ibrashi, John Freeman, Suzanne Scarfone

Literary Delights: A Women Authors Luncheon Hosted By the Zonta Club
May 20, 2017, Charlevoix, MI

The Good Tyme Writers Buffet
April 22, 2017, Hamtramck, MI
With Susan McCarty, Keith Taylor, Rachel Dunkel, Steve Hughes

Wellspring Literary Series
March 20, 2017, Mount Pleasant, MI

​East Side Reading Series
January 21, 2017, Detroit, MI
With Alex Morgan, Bill Loomis, Dora Badger,Sharlene Innes, Aubri K. Adkins