The Motor Signal Reading Series

Motor Signal jolts the typical literary reading out of its conventional form.

Two of Detroit’s most powerful creative forces, Oneita Jackson and Ber-Henda Williams kick off the sixth season with a searching look at identity, judgment, and assumptions.

Expect interactivity and lots of spirit!

February 21, 7 p.m., Signal-Return, free, more info here.

Ashley Woods Branch is the founder and CEO of Detour Media, a local journalism startup that builds community, spotlights neighborhood issues and curates Detroit news through an equitable perspective. Ashley leads Detour’s audience growth strategies, community partnerships, revenue operations and strategic planning. She’s also a sought-after consultant for digital newsrooms and has worked with more than 100 news outlets across America. Ashley previously led consumer experience and digital strategy at the Detroit Free Press and was the editor of HuffPost’s Detroit bureau, as well as a reporter and editor focused on Detroit culture and development for MLive, Real Detroit Weekly and Model D. She was a 2019 Marshall Memorial Fellow and a 2018 Visiting Nieman Journalism Fellow at Harvard University. Follow her on Twitter: @ash_detroit