Jean Alicia Elster during her presentation on The Colored Car for the InsideOut Literary Arts Project “People and Places” program at the Live Coal Gallery in Detroit.


Jean Alicia Elster w/ youth lit authors Matt Faulkner, Ruth McNally Barshaw and Wong Herbert Yee at The Book Beat - Indie Bookstore Day Celebration (Oak Park, MI).


Jean Alicia Elster, guest author at the Southfield (Michigan) Public Library's Creecy Book Club, w/ book club member Shelley Williams.


Jean Alicia Elster, guest author at the Southfield (Michigan) Public Library's Creecy Book Club.


Jean Alicia Elster at Central Collegiate Academy with InsideOut Writers-in-Residence Mahogany Jones (to her right) and Shawntai Brown (to her left).


Jean Alicia Elster--Guest Speaker for 2015 National Reading Month "Sweet Endings” program at Detroit Enterprise Academy w/ event coordinators Ms. Fouch and Ms. Moffett.


Jean Alicia Elster during “Joe Joe in the City” presentation at Pattengill Elementary School (Ann Arbor, Michigan).


Audience awaiting Jean Alicia Elster’s presentation as the keynote speaker at the inaugural Association of Michigan Independent Schools (AIMS) Affinity Workshop in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.


Jean Alicia Elster at the 2014 Orion Township Public Library - Local Author Fair .


Jean Alicia Elster at the 16th Annual Writers on the River books and authors event, Ellis Library, Monroe, Michigan.


Jean Alicia Elster at 2014 Leon & Lulu Books and Authors event with fellow authors Cindy LaFerle and Karen Bell-Brege.


Jean Alicia Elster at Gesu Catholic School with The Colored Car presentation coordinator Anita Sevier.


Jean Alicia Elster stands w/ poet Leslie Reese after their presentations for the InsideOut Literary Arts Project “People and Places” program at the Live Coal Gallery in Detroit.


Jean Alicia Elster's The Colored Car presentation at Communication & Media Arts High School (Detroit Public School) through the InsideOut Literary Arts Project (and funded by a Michigan Humanities Council grant).


Jean Alicia Elster - guest author at the Roseville Public Library for a 2015 National Library Week presentation.


Jean Alicia Elster - guest author at the Skillman Branch-Detroit Public Library's monthly “Lunchtime Author Series" w/ librarian Carol Hale and patron.


Jean Alicia Elster w/ hubby and son getting creative juices replenished at artist Baron Batch’s Studio A.M. (Pittsburgh) Sunday brunch.


Jean Alicia Elster's The Colored Car presentation at Central Collegiate Academy for the InsideOut Literary Arts Project (funded via a Michigan Humanities Council grant)..


Jean Alicia Elster with Karon Walker, Public Services Librarian at the Holt Branch Library (in Delphi Twp. outside Lansing, Michigan).


Jean Alicia Elster, keynote speaker at the inaugural Association of Michigan Independent Schools (AIMS) Affinity Workshop in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.


Jean Alicia Elster at the 2014 Orion Township Public Library - Local Author Fair with fellow youth lit authors S. J. Lomas (standing), Kelly DiPucchio and Deb Pilutti.


Jean Alicia Elster at the 16th Annual Writers on the River event with author Ruth McNally Barshaw (who wrote the back cover “blurb” for The Colored Car).


Jean Alicia Elster at 2014 Leon & Lulu Books and Authors event with fellow author Shutta Crum.


Jean Alicia Elster—The Colored Car presentation at Gesu Catholic School w/ 4th-5th grade students.

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