‘Ink Trails II’ tells stories of MI writers remembered and forgotten

Apr 27, 2016

“Ink Trails” chronicled the lives and writings of more than a dozen Michigan authors. It was a Michigan Notable Book for 2013. Now, a new edition has been published. Scott Pohl talks with Dave and Jack Dempsey about “Ink Trails II.”


For lovers of good books who are also interested in Michigan history, the book “Ink Trails” by the sibling writing team of Dave and Jack Dempsey, is indispensable. It chronicled the lives and works of 18 authors, playwrights and poets with ties to Michigan, some as famous as Arthur Miller and others almost completely forgotten by time. “Ink Trails” went on to become one of the Michigan Notable Books for 2013.

Now, the Dempseys have followed it up with a second edition. “Ink Trails Two” has been published by the MSU Press.

On Thursday, Jack and Dave Dempseys will talk about the project at a program sponsored by the Historical Society of Greater Lansing. It will be at the Library of Michigan on West Kalamazoo Street at 7 p.m.

Current State producer Scott Pohl talked with the Dempsey brothers about "Ink Trails II."