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Michigan Author Launches Blue Smoke with Dinner and a Show


Sacred Star Productions, in conjunction with Bona Sera Café, will host a dine-in book launch to celebrate the release of the latest poetry and prose collection from Ypsilanti author, Craig A. Combs.

November 27, 2015. Ypsilanti, MI - Outskirts Press, Inc., has published Blue Smoke: Intimate Disclosures in Poetry & Prose by Craig A. Combs, the author’s second publication and most recent book to date.

The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book’s publication. To commemorate the book’s release, the author will present his BLUE SMOKE PREMIERE on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Bona Sera Café in downtown Ypsilanti.


Michigan author and event promoter, Craig A. Combs of Sacred Star Productions, will present a one-of-a-kind music and spoken word variety show at Bona Sera Café, located at 200 West Michigan Avenue in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

This event takes place on Saturday, December 12, from 6-10 pm. The event is Open to the Public and Admission is FREE; however, guests pay their own charges.

Part 1 of the event (Dinner with the Author) is from 6-8 pm, where you are invited to join the author & special guests for dinner in the upstairs restaurant area at Bona Sera Café. Making a reservation for dinner is highly recommended, and you may call Bona Sera at 734-340-6335 to mention the Blue Smoke Premiere Dinner with the Author when you make your reservation.

Part 2 of the event (Festivities) is from 8-10 pm. You could attend Part 2 only, although it is recommended that you also attend Part 1 (Dinner.) In Part 2 (Festivities), this event moves downstairs to the Bona Sera Underground Club, where the author will share a reading from his new book, Blue Smoke: Intimate Disclosures in Poetry & Prose, published by Outskirts Press, Inc. There will also be musical performances and other festivities.

Music is provided by the Midwest/Southwest Regional Band ALVORADA (An Acoustic Brazilian-Latin-Jazz-Fusion Group), Singer-Songwriter KRISTIANNA, and SARAH COHEN (Lead Singer & Guitarist Of THE ANTIVILLAINS, A Toledo Group.)

There is a full bar in the downstairs club. You may also order food & beverages upstairs (there is also a full bar there) and have these brought downstairs. There are spaces for both listening and dancing to the music. If requested, accommodations can be made for wheelchair and other special needs access to the lower level.

The author will also pay tribute to the remarkable success of one of the Great Lakes region’s most celebrated visual and graphic artists, Matt Taylor, by presenting him with “The Sacred Star Creative Vision Award for 2016.” MR. TAYLOR will be the evening’s guest of honor. ❦

More details and updates can be found at our Facebook event page link:


As an independent writer and storyteller, Craig Combs is fully geared for climbing aboard the free spirit and memorializing life’s most striking moments in playful verse or chilling prose. As a rambling photojournalisto, he flourishes in the panorama of record rainfalls and the probity of the spontaneous uprising or the star-kissed romance. In Blue Smoke the author seeks to identify and showcase for his readers the copious shades of complexity in life’s everyday. To view Craig’s featured reading at Ye Olde Durty Bird in Toledo, click


Blue Smoke is where poetic memoir meets graphic social narrative—it is a cosmic blend of seething satire and visionary prose poetry, interspersed with a few song lyrics and traditional rhyme to break the mood. It cries out for our collective maturity to stop trying to outrun its demons, and instead, to own every slice of our experience (awkward, bent or colorized) in order to manifest more coherent outcomes for ourselves and all generations to come. Books can be purchased at online bookstores, from all Espresso Book Machines around the world, and at You may also email the author at craigacombs[at]me[dot]com to personalize your book order.

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