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The National Writers Series of Traverse City

National Writers Series is a A Year Round Book Festival
Tickets go on sale to Friends of NWS on Monday, July 22, and to the general public on July 29.

“A Love Story Transcending Itself”

#1 New York Times bestselling author Mitch Albom returns to nonfiction to celebrate Chika, a Haitian orphan whose short life forever changed his heart. Chika Jeune was born three days before the earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. When her mother died giving birth to a baby brother, Chika was brought to the Have Faith Haiti Orphanage operated by Albom in Port Au Prince.

As a self-assured three-year-old, Chika delighted the other kids and teachers, but at age five, she became critically ill.  Mitch and his wife, Janine, brought Chika home to Detroit for medical help, but were unable to save Chika from an inoperable brain tumor. Yet she taught them that a relationship built on love, no matter what blows it takes, can never be lost. Told in hindsight, this is Albom at his most poignant and vulnerable.

Stage conversation and Q&A with author
Post-event book signing


General Admission

  • $35/Includes one ticket and a hardcover copy of “Finding Chika”
  • $50/Includes two tickets and a hardcover copy of “Finding Chika”

Premium Reserved Seating

  • $45/Including a ticket and a hardcover copy of “Finding Chika
  • $70/Includes two tickets and a hardcover of “Finding Chika”


Nov 17 2019


7:00 pm - 9:30 pm



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Traverse City Opera House
106 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684


National Writers Series
(231) 486-6868
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