Calendar

Aug
18
Sat
Novel Relationships: Beverly Jenkins, Sylvia Hubbard, and Sarah Zettel @ Ypsilanti Public Library - Whittaker
Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Three bestselling authors talk about the most gripping aspect of storytelling: the deep dive into all facets of human relationships. Whether it’s bringing characters together in a forever love or exploring the depths of a broken family, Beverly Jenkins, Sylvia Hubbard and Sarah Zettel talk about the art of exploring the shifting, fascinating and sometimes perilous spaces between people. Authors will also discuss some of the romantic titles included in PBS’ The Great American Read, in partnership with Detroit Public Television and the American Library Association.
YDL-Whittaker, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-482-4110.info@ypsilibrary.org www.ypsilibrary.org 

Aug
26
Sun
Farewell to Aunt Agatha’s: William Kent Krueger: Desolution Mountain, Lori Rader-Day: Under a Dark Sky, Sarah Zettel: The Other Daughter @ AADL
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join us for a farewell to Aunt Agatha’s afternoon with William Kent KruegerLori Rader-Day & Sarah Zettel on Sunday, August 26 at 2 PM. Kent will be talking about his new Cork O’Connor book, Desolation Mountain, and Lori will be discussing her new book set in Michigan, Under a Dark Sky. Sarah will be launching her new thriller The Other Daughter. This event will take place at the downtown library.

Sep
8
Sat
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 thomsonshore.com/booktoberfest.)

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.

Sep
12
Wed
Lisa McCubbin: Betty Ford: First Lady, Women’s Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer @ Ford Presidential Library
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Bestselling writer Lisa McCubbin discusses her new biography based on interviews with Betty Ford’s family, friends, and colleagues. Book sale, signing, and reception follow.
7 p.m., Ford Library, 1000 Beal. Free. 205-0555.

 

 

 

 

Mona Hanna-Attisha: What the Eyes Don’t See @ Rackham Auditorium
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

MSU pediatrics professor Mona Hanna-Attisha discusses her new book about the research she conducted to prove that Flint children were being exposed to lead. O: The Oprah Magazine says it’s told “with the gripping intrigue of a Grisham thriller.” Book sale & signing.
7 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Free, but tickets required at literatibookstore.com/event/dr-mona-hanna-attisha. 585-5567, 764-6453.

Sep
14
Fri
Carmen Bugan: The Lyric “I”: Private and Public Narratives @ 1339 Mason Hall
Sep 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Poet and memoirist Carmen Bugan was born in Romania and emigrated to the United States in 1989. She earned a BA from the University of Michigan Residential College, an MA in creative writing from Lancaster University, and a MA and PhD, both in English Literature, from Oxford University. Bugan’s work reckons with the legacy of totalitarianism, including the crippling effects of the culture of surveillance that existed under Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.

 

Her visit is co-sponsored by the LSA Honors Program and the Residential College.

Sep
20
Thu
DeRoy Lecture: Carmen Bugan: Poetry and the Language of Oppression: A Poet’s Perspective @ Rackham Amphitheater
Sep 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Poet and memoirist Carmen Bugan was born in Romania and emigrated to the United States in 1989. She earned a BA from the University of Michigan Residentail College, an MA in creative writing from Lancaster University, and a MA and PhD, both in English Literature, from Oxford University. Bugan’s work reckons with the legacy of totalitarianism, including the crippling effects of the culture of surveillance that existed under Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.

 

Her visit is co-sponsored by the LSA Honors Program and the Residential College.

Sep
25
Tue
Herb Boyd: Black Detroit: A People’s History of Self-Determination @ AADL Multipurpose Room
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Journalist and activist Herb Boyd discusses his new book, which covers such figures in Detroit history as abolitionist William Lambert, Motown founder Berry Gordy, the city’s first black mayor Coleman Young, and others.
7-9 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200.

Sep
26
Wed
Jeffrey Chapman @ Kreft Center Recital Hall
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This Oakland University creative writing professor reads from and discusses his recent work. His short stories and comics blend the mundane with the fantastical, creating largely plausible narratives with small doses of the impossible.
7:30 p.m., Concordia University Kreft Center Recital Hall, 4090 Geddes. Free. 995-7389.

Sep
27
Thu
Brenda Travis and John Obee: Mississippi’s Exiled Daughter: How My Civil Rights Baptism Under Fire Shaped My Life @ AADL Multipurpose Room
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Civil rights activists Brenda Travis and John Obee discuss their new book about Travis’ arrests in 1961 at age 16 for participating in a sit-in at a bus station and leading a walkout from her high school. She was released from jail the 2nd time on the condition that she leave Mississippi.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200.