Ann Arbor Stories: Richard Retyi and Brian Peters @ Literati
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Richard Retyi and Brian Peters are Ann Arbor Stories, a podcast featuring stories of Ann Arbor’s distant and not so distant past, produced in partnership with the Ann Arbor District Library. Join them at Literati Bookstore for two all new live stories from Ann Arbor’s past, including photos, spoken word and music, as well as a Q&A session with the creators.

Learn more about the podcast and share your own memories of Ann Arbor as well. Check out Ann Arbor stories at or visit them on Twitter and Instagram at @annarborstories.


Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild @ AADL Free Space (3rd floor)
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
All invited to listen to guild members swap stories or bring their own to tell.
2-4 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library Freespace (3rd floor), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 971-5763.
AEPEX Presents: Adina Schoem and Others: String of Words @ Literati
Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

$10 Suggested Donation

ÆPEX Contemporary Performance is excited to open its third season by bringing Hungarian-American violinist Hajnal Pivnick to Ann Arbor’s beloved Literati Bookstore.

Based in New York City, Pivnick will make her Ann Arbor debut with a solo program featuring internationally recognized composers Georg Friedrich Haas, Peter Eövös, Chrysanthe Tan, Kaija Saariaho, and Anahita Abbasi alongside poetry readings by local award-winning poet Adina Schoem (Midwestern Gothic, Palooka Press) and graduate students at the University of Michigan.

Pivnick’s performance will also feature an improvisation, which will accompany one of Schoem’s readings. This offering will expose concertgoers to the intimacy of musical creation, as Pivnick’s extemporaneous composition will be inspired by Schoem’s poem and tailored to the concert’s unique atmosphere.

You do not want to miss this special interdisciplinary presentation that brings local and national artists together in one of Ann Arbor’s most iconic cultural spaces!

ÆPEX Contemporary Performance is a concert presenting organization dedicated to presenting the music of underrepresented and rarely performed twentieth and twenty-first century composers to audiences across Michigan. Since our debut in December 2015, ÆPEX has produced fourteen concerts and community music events at venues in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Detroit, and Kalamazoo. Learn more about our past and future programs and make a donation to support ÆPEX at ÆPEX Contemporary Performance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Current Magazine: Poetry and Fiction Party @ Literati
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Literati is thrilled to partner with Current Magazine for an evening of Poetry and Fiction!

RSVP Here!

Come celebrate the submissions and winners of Current Magazine’s Poetry and Fiction contest.

Meet Current’s editor and contributors, and hear readings from the winners. Special guests Molly Raynor and Anthony Zick will be reading their work as well. If time permits there will be an open mic at the end.

Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild @ Trinity Lutheran Church
Jan 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
All invited to listen to guild members swap stories or bring their own to tell. Park in rear and use door to the community room. Front entrance is handicap accessible.
2-4 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1400 W. Stadium. Free., 997-5388.
Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild @ AADL 3rd floor
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
All invited to listen to guild members swap stories or bring their own to tell.
2-4 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library Freespace (3rd floor). Free. 971-5763.
Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild: A Little Bit of Twain, A Little Bit of Thurber @ Dexter Public Library
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the Dexter District Library in welcoming back professional storytellers, Jane Fink and Steve Daut as they share the wit and wisdom of American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer, Mark Twain and American cartoonist, author, humorist, journalist, playwright, and celebrated wit, James Grover Thurber. This fun filled performance is sure to amuse and entertain. Register at the Adult Service Desk or call the library at 734-426-4477.

Location: Dexter District Library – Lower Level

Booktoberfest! @ Thomson-Shore
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us for a celebration of authors, books, art, and bratwurst.

Booktoberfest will feature industry experts from around the country, offering advice and insight for authors, as well as fun and educational activities for the whole family.

Authors can even pitch their books to a panel of experts for a chance to win a publishing package from Thomson-Shore! (Must sign up for the pitch contest ahead of time by visiting

Enjoy a day of music, food, and fun, while learning about the ever-changing world of publishing and bookmaking. A portion of proceeds will benefit 826 Michigan.

Mary Stockwell: Unlikely General: ‘Mad’ Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America @ 150 Blau Hall
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

With the young republic in crisis, President Washington chose as general an aging brigadier whose private life was mired in scandal. Follow the story of General Anthony Wayne, drawn from his own passionate letters where he vividly confessed his deepest thoughts. Writer and historian Mary Stockwell was an Earhart Foundation Fellow at the Clements Library. Her book “Unlikely General: ‘Mad’ Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America” was published by Yale University Press in 2018. She has a B.A. in history from Mary Manse College and holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Toledo. Register online.

Chloe Preedy: The Bishop, the Devil, and the Playwright: Responding to Air Pollution in Early Modern England @ Angell Hall, Rm 3154
Apr 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm


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