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Ann Arbor Poetry: TBA 7:00 pm
Ann Arbor Poetry: TBA @ Espresso Royale
Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Readings by featured poets, preceded by a poetry open mike. Reading by TBA 7-9 p.m. (sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. $5 suggested donation. facebook.com/AnnArborPoetry.
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Ann Arbor Stories: Richard Retyi and Brian Peters 7:00 pm
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 …

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Emerging Writers: How to Publish and Market Your Indie Book 7:00 pm
Emerging Writers: How to Publish and Market Your Indie Book @ AADL Westgate
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
On July 10, local short story writer Alex Kourvo and young adult novelist Bethany Neal are joined by marketing specialist Leslie McGraw to discuss the ins and outs of self-publishing. For adult and teen (grade …

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Poetry and the Written Word 7:00 pm
Poetry and the Written Word @ Crazy Wisdom
Jul 12 @ 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. 7-9 …

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Storytellers Guild: Story Night 7:00 pm
Storytellers Guild: Story Night @ Crazy Wisdom
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Storytellers Guild members present a program of old tales and personal stories for grownups. Free; donations accepted. annarborstorytelling.org, facebook.com/annarborstorytellers. 665-2757.
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Ann Arbor Poetry: TBA 7:00 pm
Ann Arbor Poetry: TBA @ Espresso Royale
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Readings by featured poets, preceded by a poetry open mike. Reading by TBA 7-9 p.m. (sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. $5 suggested donation. facebook.com/AnnArborPoetry.
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Moth Storyslam: Denial 7:30 pm
Moth Storyslam: Denial @ Ann Arbor Distilling Company
Jul 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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 up …

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Emerging Writers: Open House 7:00 pm
Emerging Writers: Open House @ AADL Westgate
Jul 24 @ 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.
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Home Plate: Fictionalizing Familiar Places, with Kelly Fordon and Laura Thomas 7:00 pm
Home Plate: Fictionalizing Familiar Places, with Kelly Fordon and Laura Thomas @ Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The authors will discuss how their fiction transforms home into character. How do writers use assumptions about familiar places to find the unexpected and surprising?  When is a hometown the whole trouble, and also the …

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Poetry and the Written Word: Richard Solomon 7:00 pm
Poetry and the Written Word: Richard Solomon @ Crazy Wisdom
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Reading by Richard Solomon, a prominent local developmental pediatrician who is also a widely published, prize-winning poet. Followed by a poetry and short fiction open mike. 7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757 …

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Panel Discussion on “Bad Guys” with Sarah Zettel, Terrence P. Bronson, Louis Stock, and Jason Porter 2:30 pm
Panel Discussion on “Bad Guys” with Sarah Zettel, Terrence P. Bronson, Louis Stock, and Jason Porter @ Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase
Jul 29 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Membership event for the new Michigan chapter of Sisters in Crime, Saturday, July 29, 2:30 PM. Refreshments, membership sign up, and a panel discussion on “Bad Guys” with author Sarah Zettel, Judge Terrence P. Bronson, …

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