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Haroon Moghul: How to Be A Muslim: An American Story 7:00 pm
Haroon Moghul: How to Be A Muslim: An American Story @ AADL Multipurpose Room
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Shalom Hartman Institute (Jerusalem) Muslim Leadership Initiative facilitator Haroon Moghul discusses his coming-of-age memoir about growing up as a 2nd-generation American Muslim in a post-9/11 world. Signing. 7-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 …

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Oneita Jackson: Letters from Mrs. Grundy 7:00 pm
Oneita Jackson: Letters from Mrs. Grundy @ Literati
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is pleased to host Oneita Jackson in support of her books, Letters from Mrs. Grundy and Nappy-Headed Negro Syndrome. Oneita Jackson is a satirist and Detroit cab driver who has an English degree from Howard University.  She …

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Michelle Kuo: Reading with Patrick 7:00 pm
Michelle Kuo: Reading with Patrick @ Literati
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is pleased to welcome Michelle Kuo in support of her memoir, Reading with Patrick. A memoir of race, inequality, and the power of literature told through the life-changing friendship between an idealistic young teacher and …

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Rhys Bowen: On Her Majesty’s Frightfully Secret Service 7:00 pm
Rhys Bowen: On Her Majesty’s Frightfully Secret Service @ AADL
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Rhys Bowen will talk about her latest Lady Georgie book, On Her Majesty’s Frightfully Secret Service.
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Ann Arbor Poetry: TBA 7:00 pm
Ann Arbor Poetry: TBA @ Espresso Royale
Aug 6 @ 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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Lynne Cox: Swimming in the Sink 7:00 pm
Lynne Cox: Swimming in the Sink @ Literati
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is thrilled to welcome Lynne Cox in celebration of the paperback release of her latest memoir, Swimming in the Sink. In this stunning memoir of life after loss, open-water swimming legend and bestselling author of Grayson …

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Cody Walker: The Trumpiad 7:00 pm
Cody Walker: The Trumpiad @ Nicola's Books
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Cody Walker is the author of The Self-Styled No-Child (Waywiser, 2016) and Shuffle and Breakdown (Waywiser, 2008). His poems have appeared in The New York Times, The Yale Review, Slate, Salon, and The Best American Poetry (2015 and 2007); his essays have appeared online in The …

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Fiction at Literati: Molly Patterson: Rebellion 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Molly Patterson: Rebellion @ Literati
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is delighted to welcome Molly Patterson in support of her debut novel, Rebellion. A sweeping debut that crosses continents and generations, Rebellion tells the story of Addie, Louisa, Hazel, and Juanlan: four women whose rebellions, big and …

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FRUIT: A Library Reclamation for the Unseen 7:00 pm
FRUIT: A Library Reclamation for the Unseen @ Literati
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
FRUIT is an independent, community-led reading and dialogue series for and by marginalized voices, hosted in Literati Bookstore. This month’s installment features readings by Tommye Blount, Nandi Comer, and Nathan McClain. FRUIT is a moment …

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Fiction at Literati: Paul Dimond and Martha Buhr Grimes 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Paul Dimond and Martha Buhr Grimes @ Literati
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is pleased to welcome Paul Dimond and Martha Buhr Grimes in support of their novel, The Belle of Two Arbors. Born at the turn of the twentieth century in Glen Arbor, near the dunes of …

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Stephanie Burgis, Merrie Haskell, Jim C. Hines, and Patrick Samphire 7:00 pm
Stephanie Burgis, Merrie Haskell, Jim C. Hines, and Patrick Samphire @ Literati
Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is delighted to welcome Stephanie Burgis back to Michigan in support of her latest children’s novel, The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart. Stephanie will be joined by Merrie Haskell, Jim C. Hines, and Patrick Samphire for …

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Fiction at Literati: Kristina Riggle and Jacquelyn Vincenta 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Kristina Riggle and Jacquelyn Vincenta @ Literati
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is pleased to welcome Kristina Riggle and Jacquelyn Vincenta in support of their recent novels. About Kristina’s Vivian in Red: Famed Broadway producer Milo Short may be eighty-eight but that doesn’t stop him from going …

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S. Margot Finn: Discriminating Taste 7:00 pm
S. Margot Finn: Discriminating Taste @ Literati
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is delighted to celebrate the publication of Discriminating Taste: How Class Anxiety Created the American Food Revolution by S. Margot Finn. For the past four decades, increasing numbers of Americans have started paying greater attention to …

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Kelly Di Pucchio: Super Manny Stands Up 10:30 am
Kelly Di Pucchio: Super Manny Stands Up @ Nicola's Books
Aug 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Kelly DiPucchio is the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Grace for President and numerous other books for kids, including the Crafty Chloe booksCrafty Chloe and Dress-Up Mess-Up, as well as Zombie in Love, Zombie in Love 2 + 1, and Gaston. She lives …

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Ann Arbor Poetry: TBA 7:00 pm
Ann Arbor Poetry: TBA @ Espresso Royale
Aug 20 @ 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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The Hummingbird Global Writers’ Circle presents Writing Gender: Laura Thomas, Linda Gregerman, Debroti Dhar, Michael Ferro 3:00 am
The Hummingbird Global Writers’ Circle presents Writing Gender: Laura Thomas, Linda Gregerman, Debroti Dhar, Michael Ferro @ Lane Hall
Aug 21 @ 3:00 am – 5:00 am
The Hummingbird Global Writers’ Circle is an international reading series started by Dr. Debotri Dhar, CEW Visiting Scholar (2015-17) and Lecturer in Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan. The aim of this literary initiative …

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Fiction at Literati: Danya Kukafka: Girl in Snow 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Danya Kukafka: Girl in Snow @ Literati
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is pleased to welcome Danya Kukafka in celebration of her debut novel, Girl in Snow, named a Best Beach Read of 2017 by Elle, Yahoo, and Refinery 29. When a beloved high schooler named Lucinda Hayes …

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Fiction at Literati: Thomas J. Kitson 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Thomas J. Kitson @ Literati
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is delighted to welcome Thomas J. Kitson, translator for the novel Rapture by Iliazd About Rapture The draft dodger Laurence yearns to take control of his destiny. Having fled to the highlands, he asserts his independence by …

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Sherry Stanfa-Stanley: Finding My Badass Self 7:00 pm
Sherry Stanfa-Stanley: Finding My Badass Self @ Literati
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is pleased to welcome Sherry Stanfa-Stanley in support of her memoir, Finding My Badass Self: A Year of Truths and Dares. Fighting midlife inertia, Sherry Stanfa-Stanley chose to stare down fear through The 52/52 Project: …

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WordFest Two! A Spoken Word Variety Show 2:00 pm
WordFest Two! A Spoken Word Variety Show @ Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Studio
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Also at 8 pm Original works by local wordsmiths: short play reading; fiction reading; storytelling; improv comedy Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Studio, 322 W. Ann St. Donation. $10 suggested. 734-769-6982.
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Poetry at Literati: Chuck Carlise and Susanna Lang 7:00 pm
Poetry at Literati: Chuck Carlise and Susanna Lang @ Literati
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is pleased to welcome Chuck Carlise and Susanna Lang for the latest installment of Poetry at Literati. Chuck Carlise is the author of the brand new collection, In One Version of the Story (New Issues Press 2016), as …

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And Here: 100 Years of Upper Peninsula Writing: Panel Discussion 7:00 pm
And Here: 100 Years of Upper Peninsula Writing: Panel Discussion @ Literati
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We are thrilled to host a panel discussion of contributors for the new collection And Here: 100 Years of Upper Peninsula Writing, 1917-2017  About And Here: Upper Peninsula literature has traditionally been suppressed or minimized in Michigan anthologies …

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