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Emerging Writers: How and When to Share Your Writing 7:00 pm
Emerging Writers: How and When to Share Your Writing @ AADL Traverwood
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Local short story writer Alex Kourvo and young adult novelist Bethany Neal discuss how to get helpful feedback about your work. For adult and teen (grade 6 & up) fiction and nonfiction writers. Also, Kourvo …

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Talking Chapbooks with Zilka Joseph 7:00 pm
Talking Chapbooks with Zilka Joseph @ Bookbound Bookstore
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Zilka Joseph will read from What Dread and Lands I Live In, which were nominated for a Pushcart and a PEN America award, respectively. She will illustrate how theme and sequence work in her chapbooks …

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Bill Loomis: On This Day in Detroit History 3:00 pm
Bill Loomis: On This Day in Detroit History @ Nicola's Books
Mar 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Bill Loomis is the author of Detroit’s Delectable Past (2012), Detroit Food (2014) and numerous articles on culinary and social history. His writing has been published in the Detroit News, Michigan History Magazine, New York Times, Hour …

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Poetry Slam 8:00 pm
Poetry Slam @ Espresso Royale
Mar 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
All poets invited to compete in a poetry slam judged by a randomly chosen panel from the audience. The program begins with a poetry open mike and (occasionally) a short set by a featured poet. …

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Poetry at Literati: Clayton Eshleman 7:00 pm
Poetry at Literati: Clayton Eshleman @ Literati Bookstore
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati welcomes Clayton Eshleman in support of his latest collection, Clayton Eshleman: Essential Poetry 1960-2015. Clayton Eshleman was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, June 1, 1935. He has a B.A. in Philosophy and an M.A.T. in English …

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John Smolens: Wolf’s Mouth 7:00 pm
John Smolens: Wolf’s Mouth @ Nicola's Books
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
John Smolens has published nine works of fiction, including Cold, Quarantine, and The Schoolmaster’s Daughter. He lives in Marquette, Michigan. Book: In 1944 Italian officer Captain Francesco Verdi is captured by Allied forces in North Africa …

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Devin Johnston 7:30 pm
Devin Johnston @ Rm 109 Krieger Hall, Concordia University
Mar 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Devin Johnston. Reading by this St. Louis-based lyric poet and essayist, who has been described as “one of the most ambitiously painstaking craftsmen in contemporary American poetry,” by the New York Times. His acclaimed 2015 collection, Far-Fetched, …

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Christopher Apap 7:00 pm
Christopher Apap @ Literati Bookstore
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Christopher Apap launches of The Genius of Place: The Geographic Imagination in the Early Republic. The Genius of Place examines how, after the War of 1812, concerns about the scale of the nation resulted in a fundamental …

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Poetry and the Written Word 7:00 pm
Poetry and the Written Word @ Crazy Wisdom
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
All invited to read and discuss their poetry or short stories. Bring about 6 copies of your work to share. Hosted by local poets and former college English teachers Joe Kelty and Ed Morin.
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Zell Visiting Writers Series: Swamidoss McConigley 5:30 pm
Zell Visiting Writers Series: Swamidoss McConigley @ UMMA Stern Auditorium
Mar 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Nina McConigley is the author of the story collection Cowboys and East Indians, which won the 2014 PEN Open Book Award and a High Plains Book Award. She was born in Singapore and grew up …

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Open Mic and Share: Poetry 7:00 pm
Open Mic and Share: Poetry @ Bookbound Bookstore
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This month Bookbound is hosting a full night of Open Mic poetry. Please share and hear some great poetry in a welcoming atmosphere. This is a monthly series held on the second Thursday of each month.
Storytellers Guild: Story Night 7:00 pm
Storytellers Guild: Story Night @ Crazy Wisdom
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Storytellers Guild members present a program of old tales and personal stories for grownups. annarborstorytelling.org, facebook.com/annarborstorytellers. 665-2757.  
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Voices from the Middle West: Kickoff Reading 7:00 pm
Voices from the Middle West: Kickoff Reading @ Literati Bookstore
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati will host some of the authors appearing at the Voices of the Middle West conference for a special kick-off reading event on March 11th, at 7pm, in our second floor event space. Admission is …

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Webster Reading Series: Belle Baxley and Kayla Krut 7:00 pm
Webster Reading Series: Belle Baxley and Kayla Krut @ Stern Auditorium
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
One MFA student of fiction and one of poetry, each introduced by a peer, will read their work. Tonight: fiction writer Belle Baxley and poet Kayla Krut. The Mark Webster Reading Series presents emerging writers in …

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Voices from the Middle West Festival 10:00 am
Voices from the Middle West Festival @ Residential College, East Quad
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Created by Midwestern Gothic in partnership with the Residential College, Voices of the Middle West is a festival celebrating writers from all walks of life as well as independent presses and journals that consider the …

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Laura Ingalls Wilder: Biography by William Anderson 3:00 pm
Laura Ingalls Wilder: Biography by William Anderson @ Barnes and NOble
Mar 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
William Anderson is an award-winning historian and author whose interest in the “Little House” books began in elementary school. Much of his research for this book was conducted on-site at the locales of the Ingalls …

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Past is Present: New Writings from U-M Historians 7:00 pm
Past is Present: New Writings from U-M Historians @ Literati Bookstore
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join U-M History faculty as they discuss their recent publications, which will be available for purchase and signing. Featuring: Stephen Berrey, Howard Brick, Deirdre de Cruz, Gregory Dowd, Hussein Fancy, Nancy Rose Hunt, Martha S. …

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Skazat! Poetry Series: Alise Alousi 7:00 pm
Skazat! Poetry Series: Alise Alousi @ Sweetwaters
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Reading by InsideOut Literary Arts Project (Detroit) associate director and Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here Detroit project coordinator Alise Alousi, whose work is featured inInclined to Speak: An Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Poetry. The program begins with open …

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Moth Storyslam: The Dark Side 7:30 pm
Moth Storyslam: The Dark Side @ Circus
Mar 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Monthly open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. Each month 10 storytellers are selected at random from among those who sign …

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Author’s Forum: The Tragedy of Fatherhood 5:30 pm
Author’s Forum: The Tragedy of Fatherhood @ Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery 100
Mar 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Literati is the bookseller for the Author’s Forum presentation of The Tragedy of Fatherhood: King Laius and the Politics of Paternity in the West: A conversation with Silke-Maria Weineck and Jonathan Freedman. Theories of power have …

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Launch Party for Shandra Trent 7:00 pm
Launch Party for Shandra Trent @ Nicola's Books
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Giddy-Up Buckaroos! Shandra Trent writes: Since I was a child, words flowed from my brain to the page. No…they gushed. I was a geyser of words. From creative writing to journalism, I had a lot to …

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Matthew Desmond 7:00 pm
Matthew Desmond @ Literati Bookstore
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
MacArthur Fellow and Harvard sociologist Matthew Desmond reads from Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. In this brilliant, heartbreaking book, Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of …

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Diane Rehm in Conversation with Cynthia Canty 7:00 pm
Diane Rehm in Conversation with Cynthia Canty @ Rackham Auditorium
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati Bookstore and Michigan Radio Present Diane Rehm In Conversation with Cynthia Canty March, 17th, 2016, 7pm. Rackham Auditorium, 915 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, 48109 Purchase tickets by clicking here.  Literati is thrilled to …

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Emerging Writers: Open House 7:00 pm
Emerging Writers: Open House @ AADL Traverwood
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Local short story writer Alex Kourvo and young adult novelist Bethany Neal host an open house for writers to connect with one another and/or work on their projects.
Humanism and Ethics Night: Dr. Rafael Campo 7:00 pm
Humanism and Ethics Night: Dr. Rafael Campo @ UM Museum of Art
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The University of Michigan Medical School will be hosting “Your Doctor Writes Poetry: What Purpose Does Art Serve in Medicine?” a Humanism and Ethics Night with Harvard physician-poet Dr. Rafael Campo. This event is sponsored …

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Simon Mermelstein 7:00 pm
Simon Mermelstein @ Bookbound Bookstore
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This local poet, a 2-time Pushcart Prize nominee, reads from his new chapbook, The Continuing Adventures of Orthomax: Now with Bombastic Pentameter! His poetry is marked by a self-deprecating sense of humor that is by …

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Craig Dionne 7:00 pm
Craig Dionne @ Literati Bookstore
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Craig Dionne will present from his title Posthuman Lear: Reading Shakespeare in the Anthropocene. Approaching King Lear from an eco-materialist perspective, Posthuman Lear examines how the shift in Shakespeare’s tragedy from court to stormy heath …

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Webster Reading Series: Allie Tova Hirsch and Warner James Wood 7:00 pm
Webster Reading Series: Allie Tova Hirsch and Warner James Wood @ Stern Auditorium
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
One MFA student of fiction and one of poetry, each introduced by a peer, will read their work. Tonight: fiction writer Allie Tova Hirsach and Warner James Wood. The Mark Webster Reading Series presents emerging writers in …

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Owen Laukkanen: The Watcher in the Wall 3:00 pm
Owen Laukkanen: The Watcher in the Wall @ Nicola's Books
Mar 19 @ 3:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Owen Laukkanen is the author of The Professionals, Criminal Enterprise, Kill Fee, and The Stolen Ones. The Professionals was nominated for the Anthony Award, Barry Award, Spinetingler Magazine Best Novel: New Voices Award, and the International Thriller …

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RC: Beware the Ives of March: Five Short Farces by David Ives 7:30 pm
RC: Beware the Ives of March: Five Short Farces by David Ives @ Keene Theater
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
RC drama instructors Martin Walsh and Kate Mendeloff’s students direct and perform 8 short plays by Ives, an acclaimed contemporary American playwright best known for his one-act comedies.
Poetry Slam 8:00 pm
Poetry Slam @ Espresso Royale
Mar 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
All poets invited to compete in a poetry slam judged by a randomly chosen panel from the audience. The program begins with a poetry open mike and (occasionally) a short set by a featured poet. …

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Sweetland Writer 2 Writer: Robin Queen 7:00 pm
Sweetland Writer 2 Writer: Robin Queen @ Literati Bookstore
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sweetland’s Word²: Writer to Writer series lets you hear directly from University of Michigan professors about their challenges, processes, and expectations as writers and also as readers of student writing. Word² pairs one esteemed University …

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David Priess: The President’s Book of Secrets 7:30 pm
David Priess: The President’s Book of Secrets @ Ford Library
Mar 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Former CIA daily intelligence briefer David Priess discusses his new book based largely on his experience working for the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations. Reception and signing follow.
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Crazy Wisdom Poetry Circle: Diane Wakoski 7:00 pm
Crazy Wisdom Poetry Circle: Diane Wakoski @ Crazy Wisdom
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Diane Wakoski won the Poetry Society of America’s William Carlos Williams prize with her selected poems, Emerald Ice. Most recent of her more than 20 poetry collections is Bay of Angels. Now retired, Wakoski was Poet …

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Lisa Lowe: The Intimacies of Four Continents 3:10 pm
Lisa Lowe: The Intimacies of Four Continents @ 2239 Lane Hall
Mar 24 @ 3:10 pm – 4:30 pm
This presentation explores methodological questions for the interdisciplinary scholar who interprets archival documents and material culture for the recovery of trans-hemispheric links between Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas in the late 18th and early …

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Zell Visiting Writers Series: Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon 5:30 pm
Zell Visiting Writers Series: Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon @ UMMA Stern Auditorium
Mar 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon is the author of Open Interval, a 2009 National Book Award finalist, and Black Swan, winner of the 2001 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, as well as Poems in Conversation and a Conversation, …

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Tom Bissell 7:00 pm
Tom Bissell @ Literati Bookstore
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tom Bissell will read from his latest, Apostle: Travels Among the Tombs of the Twelve, a journey into the heart of Christianity. The widely acclaimed author of”The Disaster Artist” explores the mysterious and often paradoxical lives …

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Readers from The Oleander Review 7:00 pm
Readers from The Oleander Review @ Literati Bookstore
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
From the editors: “We are The Oleander Review, an undergraduate-run literary magazine at the University of Michigan that publishes both local and national writers of all levels of expertise and backgrounds. We aim to provide …

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RC Players: Blue Stockings 8:00 pm
RC Players: Blue Stockings @ Keene Theater
Mar 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Mar. 25 & 26. RC students present Jessica Swale’s 2013 drama, set at Girton College, Cambridge in 1896, about the struggle of Cambridge’s first women students to be allowed to graduate.
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Peter Linebaugh 3:00 pm
Peter Linebaugh @ Bookbound Bookstore
Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Retired University of Toledo history professor Peter Linebaugh discusses his new book, a compendium of reflections on May Day from figures as far flung as Karl Marx and W.E.B. Du Bois. Refreshments & signing.
RC Players: Blue Stockings 8:00 pm
RC Players: Blue Stockings @ Keene Theater
Mar 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Mar. 25 & 26. RC students present Jessica Swale’s 2013 drama, set at Girton College, Cambridge in 1896, about the struggle of Cambridge’s first women students to be allowed to graduate.
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Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild 2:00 pm
Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild @ Nicola's Books
Mar 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
All invited to listen to guild members swap stories or bring their own to tell.
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Scott Ellsworth: The Secret Game 7:00 pm
Scott Ellsworth: The Secret Game @ Literati Bookstore
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is pleased to welcome Scott Ellsworth in support of The Secret Game: A Wartime Story of Courage, Change, and Basketball’s Lost Triumph. The Secret Game is the true story of the game that never should have happened–and …

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Pamela Reynolds: War in Worcester 2:30 pm
Pamela Reynolds: War in Worcester @ B830 East Quad
Mar 31 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Pamela Reynolds, Professor Emerita at Johns Hopkins University, is RC Visiting Scholar. She reads from her recent book, War in Worcester: Youth in the Apartheid State. She has received the NOMA Literary Prize.
Literati Third Anniversary Readings 7:00 pm
Literati Third Anniversary Readings @ Literati Bookstore
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati celebrates its third birthday! As on our previous anniversary parties, In the spirit of donating and giving back, all book sales throughout the day will benefit SafeHouse Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending domestic violence …

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