BY KYRA DAHRING, Staff Columnist

ComiqueCon focuses on Women & Comics
Dearborn will be filled with creators and lovers of comics and graphic novels Nov 7. The ComiqueCon convention will be the first to focus completely on women in comics, bringing together female artists, illustrators, publishers, and fans.
This convention will be hosted by the Arab American National Museum.
Events during the day will include a cosplay contest with the grand-prize winner receiving a one-year subscription to Rosy Press, the Michigan premier of the documentary “She Makes Comics”, and an artist panel.
This year ComiqueCon will draw attention to the growing impact of female readers of comics and graphic novels.
Addiction Studies Certificate Added
The College of Education, Health, & Human Services is accepting applications for a new Addiction Studies Certificate program for the Winter 2016 semester.
These courses will prepare students for work involving substance abuse. Fields that would benefit from this accreditation would include counselors, researchers, criminal justice professionals, and clinical supervisors.
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Dearborn Top 5 for Economic Development
Since 2011 Dearborn has been recognized for the city’s development and economic growth in the eCities study led by UM-Dearborn’s iLab. Once again, Dearborn was rated five-stars for economic development. The eCities study is includes 66 Michigan communities.
“The communities show how local governments can work in distinct and strategic ways to energize public spaces, while investing in business and job development,” Tim Davis, director of iLabs said.
Original Works Inspired by Poe for The Big Read
Dearborn Public Library is calling for Poe-inspired stories or poetry to celebrate the gothic styles of Edgar Allan Poe.
The deadline is Nov 15. Selected stories will be compiled to produce a Poe book for the library’s collection.
The program is open to all ages. To participate, email your approximately one to three page story, along with a few sentences about yourself to