Detroit Writing Room Author Series ft. Andy Kroll

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Detroit Writing Room Author Series ft. Andy Kroll

Enjoy an intimate conversation and book signing with the author of “A Death on W Street."

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The Whitney 4421 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 48201

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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The Detroit Writing Author Series is excited to feature Andy Kroll for our April event!

Join us Wednesday, April 26, 2023 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. for an intimate book talk and signing at the historic Whitney mansion in Detroit.

Andy Kroll is an investigative reporter for ProPublica and a native of Portage, Michigan. “A Death on W Street: The Murder of Seth Rich and the Age of Conspiracy (PublicAffairs, 2022) is his first book. A true-crime story for the post-truth era, the book has been featured on Good Morning America and in New York Magazine.

Guests will enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres during a meet-and-greet with the author in the Whitney’s Music Room. The event will include an author talk, opportunity to ask questions during Q&A and book signing. There will also be signed book giveaways and other raffle prizes!


7 - 7:20 p.m. - Meet-and-Greet, Drinks & Appetizers

7:20 - 7:45 p.m. - Book Talk

7:45 - 8:05 p.m. - Q&A

8:05 - 8:30 p.m. - Book Signing

Buy the Book:

We have partnered with the independent bookstore 27th Letter Books in Detroit. Guests can purchase the book onsite or online and have it shipped before the event. Order a copy here.


Single admission is $60. Includes passed appetizers and one glass of wine, Champagne or beer. There will also be a cash bar.

Tickets may be purchased as gifts. Please provide the recipient’s name and email so we can include them on our guest list.

Purchase a Detroit Writing Room Author Series Pass to receive admission to each monthly event January through June 2023. Pass holders get one event free! They will also receive a 15% discount on books. Buy a pass here.

Tickets are nonrefundable. Due to limited space, tickets cannot be purchased at the door and must be bought online in advance. Registration closes at 6 p.m. EST the day of the event.


The Whitney offers valet parking in their main lot for $10 per car. Guests may self-park in the lot located across the street at Woodward and Canfield. There is also street parking along Canfield Street.

Covid-19 Policy:

We will follow all CDC guidelines at the time of each event.

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About the Author

Andy Kroll is an investigative reporter for ProPublica, a news organization that exposes abuses of power and publishes hard-hitting journalism in the public interest. Previously, Kroll was the Washington bureau chief for Rolling Stone magazine. He has also worked for Mother Jones, National Journal and The California Sunday Magazine. Kroll lives in Washington, DC with his wife and two spoiled cats. He grew up in Portage, Michigan and is an insufferably proud graduate of the University of Michigan. “A Death on W Street” is his first book.

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About the Book

In the early hours of July 10, 2016, gunshots rang out and a young man lay fatally wounded on a quiet Washington, DC street. But who killed Seth Rich? When he was buried in his hometown, his rabbi declared: “There are no answers for a young man gunned down in the prime of his life.” The rabbi was wrong. There were in fact many answers, way too many.

In the absence of an arrest, a howling mob filled the void. Wild speculation and fantastical theories surfaced on social media and gained traction thanks to a high-level cast of provocateurs. But it wasn’t until Fox News took the rumors from the fringes to the mainstream that Seth Rich’s life and death grew into something altogether unexpected — one of the foundational conspiracy theories of modern times.

“A Death on W Street” unravels this gripping saga of murder, madness and political chicanery, one that would ensnare Hillary Clinton and Steve Bannon, a popular pizzeria in northwest DC and the most powerful voices in American media. It's the story of an idealistic 27-year-old political staffer who became a tragic victim of the culture wars, until his family decided that they had no choice but to defend his name and put an end to the cruel deceptions that surrounded his death.

This is the definitive story of Seth Rich, of those who tried to weaponize his memory in a war of words unlike any other, and of one family’s crusade to protect the truth against all odds. Order here.

About The Detroit Writing Room

The Detroit Writing Room offers an inspirational community for writers, creatives and professionals. Whether you’re working on the next Great American novel or a resume, the DWR has 30 professional writing coaches to help with all your writing needs. We also host book talks, writing workshops, and literary events. Visit to sign up for coaching, memberships, events and more. Check out to see our New York-based coaching team.