Unpaid and Unsolicited Promotion of Something Awesome

Change something with Casey Rocheteau

It is time for one of my rare Unpaid and Unsolicited Promotions of Something Awesome. This is a special category I reserve for outstanding effort on the part of sometimes-unsung heroes who are being the change they want to see in this sometimes-motherfucker of a world. Casey Rocheteau is one of those, and if you […]

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Desiree Cooper & Casey Rocheteau @ Knight Arts blog

Detroit’s literary scene is booming. Last week, two local authors held book launches for work that touches deeply on some of the most difficult and most real parts of being human, being black and being female: Desiree Cooper debuted a collection of flash fiction, “Know the Mother,” while Casey Rocheteau–the inaugural awardee of the Write-A-House […]

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2/19/16 – Caring about things with Casey Rocheteau

Artist: Casey Rocheteau Location: Dime Store Breakfast: CR – Coffee (sugar, cream), Voodoo lady blood orange French toast special, 1/2 side order of bacon parm fries SRS – Coffee (black), duck confit reuben, 1/2 side order of bacon parm fries It’s hard to simplify conversations with Casey. Writer-on-writer action tends to be far-ranging and heavy […]

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8/18/15 – Two Can Play That Game with Casey Rocheteau

Artist: Casey Rocheteau Location: Le Petit Dejueuner, Midtown Breakfast: CR & SRS – Coffee (cream & sugar, and black, respectively), scrambled eggs, maple bacon, sweet potato w/ chive sour cream, French toast We didn’t order weirdly samesies breakfast; LPD does things family-style, so we ordered the “Two Can Play That Game” with four options, and […]

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City Sculpture Opening @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — It was a letter-perfect evening in Detroit for the opening last week of Robert Sestok’s long-anticipated sculpture park, City Sculpture. It seemed the weather was as eager as the hundreds of people who attended the festivities to support the longtime Detroit artist and contributor to the Cass Corridor art movement in the 1960s […]

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KAID Awards Ceremony

Tonight was the awards ceremony for the 2015 Kresge Fellowships. A lot of things were amazing. First of all, and I cannot overstate the importance of this: I think my hair looked pretty okay. Secondly, I met my two main goals, of not tripping or crying onstage. Pretty much all gravy from there. I don’t […]

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7/8/15 – Oh, Casey, You’re so Fine…

Artist: Casey Rocheteau Location: Brooklyn St. Local (Casey: “Every time I try to convince people Detroit isn’t becoming Brooklyn, it goes and does something like this.” Breakfast: CR – Eggs over easy, rye toast, salad (they were out of roasted potatoes), bacon, coffee (black) SRS – Ham & cheddar omelet, fries (they were out of roasted potatoes), […]

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