Calendar

Jul
10
Tue
Book Signing: Anna Clark: The Poisoned City @ AADL Multipurpose Room
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

RC creative writing alumna and Detroit freelance journalist Anna Clark discusses her new book on the Flint water crisis.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200.

Jul
11
Wed
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Jul 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Every Wed. Members read and discuss poems around themes TBA. Followed by collaborative writing games and exercises. Attendees invited to read their poems. Snacks & socializing.
8-10 p.m., Argus Farm Stop greenhouse, 325 W. Liberty. $5 suggested donation. onepausepoetry.org, 707-1284.

Jul
12
Thu
Literary Fiction Author Panel: Michael Ferro, Kelly Fordon, and Laura Hulthen Thomas @ Nicola's Books
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for a panel presentation featuring accomplished authors from the state of Michigan! Detroit author Michael Ferro is celebrating the release of his debut novel Title 13, named a “Most Anticipated Small Press Book of 2018” by literary blog Big Other. Kelly Fordon is a former writer-in-residence at InsideOut LIterary arts in Detroit, whose collection of interconnected stories, Garden for the Blind, was named a Michigan Notable book. Joining them will be University of Michigan creative writing professor Laura Hulthen Thomas, speaking about her acclaimed short story collection States of Motion

Michael A. Ferro‘s fiction and essays have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies. He won the Jim Cash Creative Writing Award for Fiction, received an Honorable Mention from Glimmer Train for their New Writers Award, and been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Born and bred in Detroit, Michael has lived, worked, and written throughout the Midwest; he currently resides in rural Ann Arbor, Michigan. TITLE 13 is his first novel.

Prior to writing fiction and poetry, Kelly Fordon worked at the NPR member station in Detroit and for National Geographic magazine. Her fiction, poetry, and book reviews have appeared in The Boston Review, The Florida Review, Flashquake, The Kenyon Review, and various other journals. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks, On the Street Where We Live, which won the 2011 Standing Rock Chapbook Contest, and Tell Me When It Starts to Hurt, which was published by Kattywompus Press in 2013. She received her MFA in fiction writing from Queens University of Charlotte and worked for InsideOut Literary Arts in Detroit as a writer-in-residence.

Laura Hulthen Thomas’s work has appeared in The Cimarron Review, Nimrod International Journal, Epiphany and Witness. She received her MFA in fiction writing from Warren Wilson College. She currently heads the undergraduate creative writing program at the University of Michigan’s Residential College, where she teaches fiction and creative nonfiction.

Jul
13
Fri
Lindsey McDivitt: Nature’s Friend: The Gwen Frostic Story @ Morgan and York
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for an evening in Ann Arbor with author Lindsey McDivitt. McDivitt will discuss the research and writing process for her new picture book NATURE’S FRIEND: THE GWEN FROSTIC STORY.
Gwen Frostic is one of Michigan’s most beloved artists whose nature-inspired artwork has captivated fans for generations. After a debilitating illness as a child, Gwen sought solace in art and nature. She learned to be persistent and independent-never taking no for an answer or letting her physical limitations define her. She was inducted into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame and May 23rd is official Gwen Frostic Day in Michigan.
Books will be available for purchase at the event through Literati Bookstore.
This event will focus on the author’s writing process, targeted towards older writers and readers but children are welcome!
Morgan & York, 1928 Packard Street. Free. 7346196226. julia.hlavac@sleepingbearpress.comhttps://www.facebook.com/events/391308184611065/ 

Jul
16
Mon
Emerging Writers: Local Writers Live @ AADL Westgate
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Readings by local writers. Books and authors include Emily Siwek’s A Monster on Main Street (picture book), Rebecca Biber’s Technical Solace (poetry), and Andy Gutman’s Charlie the Caterpillar and Pop Lullaby (picture books). Signings. Refreshments.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 Jackson. Free. 327-4200

Jul
18
Wed
Michelle Krell Kydd: Nosetalgia: The Smell of Old Books and Aromatic Passages in Literature @ AADL
Jul 18 @ 1:24 pm – 2:24 pm

Local flavor and fragrance expert Michelle Krell Kydd, creator of the award-winning smell and taste blog Glass Petal Smoke, discusses both the smell of books (old and new) and literary passages that illustrate just how powerfully the sense of smell can be used in the hands of a gifted writer. Aromatic references in various texts are accompanied by specific scents mentioned in these passages. For all grade 6 & up.
6:30-8:45 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th-fl. meeting rm. Free. 327-4200.

Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Jul 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Every Wed. Members read and discuss poems around themes TBA. Followed by collaborative writing games and exercises. Attendees invited to read their poems. Snacks & socializing.
8-10 p.m., Argus Farm Stop greenhouse, 325 W. Liberty. $5 suggested donation. onepausepoetry.org, 707-1284.

Jul
25
Wed
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Jul 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Every Wed. Members read and discuss poems around themes TBA. Followed by collaborative writing games and exercises. Attendees invited to read their poems. Snacks & socializing.
8-10 p.m., Argus Farm Stop greenhouse, 325 W. Liberty. $5 suggested donation. onepausepoetry.org, 707-1284.

Jul
27
Fri
Shakespeare Scenes in the Arb @ Nichols Arboretum
Jul 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Shakespeare Scenes in the Arb has come again! Every year, veterans of Ann Arbor’s Shakespeare in the Arb come together for a free, casual performance of a variety of scenes from our favorite Shakespearean plays, in a tour of some less-seen spots in the beautiful Nichols Arboretum.

Shows begin at 6:30 PM on Friday, July 27th, and Saturday, July 28th. Audiences should collect outside the Arb’s Reader Center, and will be led on the path of the show. This year, we’ve got scenes from Julius Caesar, Richard III, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, and King Lear!

The show should run about an hour. Be prepared for some short walks, and standing or sitting on the ground to view various scenes. You are welcome to bring blankets to sit on, as long as you don’t mind carrying them from scene to scene!

Jul
28
Sat
Shakespeare Scenes in the Arb @ Nichols Arboretum
Jul 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Shakespeare Scenes in the Arb has come again! Every year, veterans of Ann Arbor’s Shakespeare in the Arb come together for a free, casual performance of a variety of scenes from our favorite Shakespearean plays, in a tour of some less-seen spots in the beautiful Nichols Arboretum.

Shows begin at 6:30 PM on Friday, July 27th, and Saturday, July 28th. Audiences should collect outside the Arb’s Reader Center, and will be led on the path of the show. This year, we’ve got scenes from Julius Caesar, Richard III, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, and King Lear!

The show should run about an hour. Be prepared for some short walks, and standing or sitting on the ground to view various scenes. You are welcome to bring blankets to sit on, as long as you don’t mind carrying them from scene to scene!