Dr. Blair Grubb to read at Poetry SpeaksWritten by Brigitta Burks | News Editor | BBurks@toledofreepress.com
Toledo residents have the chance to hear author and leading physician Dr. Blair Grubb read from his book, “The Calling” on Dec. 13 at the Poetry Speaks event.
His book is a collection of several short stories detailing personal interactions between Grubb and his patients. “One of the things that make my job the most meaningful are these interactions with people,” said Grubb, a professor at the University of Toledo and director of University Medical Center’s electrophysiology program. “If you deal with sick people, you see them at their best and their worst.”
A little over a year ago, Joel Lipman of the University of Toledo Press approached Grubb to compile some of the stories he has written into a book. The book’s local ties are important to Grubb. “I’m very glad it was down by the UT press,” he said, adding, “This book has been produced, planned and distributed locally. It’s something for our community, something that’s uniquely ours.”
Poetry Speaks gives readers a chance to hear poets and authors read aloud from their works at the main library a few times a year.
“The Calling” is available for $15 at http://www.utoledopress.com/thecalling.html. The Poetry Speaks event on Dec. 13 is at 6:30 p.m. at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, 325 N Michigan St, Toledo.