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Purple Rose Concert Reading Series 10:30 am
Purple Rose Concert Reading Series @ Chelsea District Library
Dec 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:15 pm
Purple Rose Theatre artistic director Guy Sanville directs Purple Rose actors in readings, usually from new scripts being considered for production. Followed by a discussion with the audience. Dec. 2: Match, Stephen Belber’s 2004 dramatic comedy about an …

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A Merry Mitten Holiday Event with the SCBW! 1:00 pm
A Merry Mitten Holiday Event with the SCBW! @ Nicola's Books
Dec 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Looking for that perfect gift for a youngster or new parent?  Join us for a signing event with six local authors who are members of the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators. Join us …

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NaNoWriMo: I Wrote a Novel…Now What?” 1:00 pm
NaNoWriMo: I Wrote a Novel…Now What?” @ AADL Jackson
Dec 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Local writer Natalie Bakopoulos, author of The Green Shore, offers tips on revising your written work and how to get published. Q&A. In conjunction with the end of National Novel Writing Month, a nonprofit promotion challenging teens and adults …

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David Fishman: The Book Smugglers 6:30 pm
David Fishman: The Book Smugglers @ Beth Israel
Dec 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Jewish Theological Seminary modern Jewish history professor David Fishman discusses his recent book about ghetto residents who rescued thousands of rare books and manuscripts from the Nazis and the Soviets. 6:30 p.m., Beth Israel Congregation, …

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Ann Arbor Poetry: Big Season Finale: Brittany Rogers, Franny Choi 7:00 pm
Ann Arbor Poetry: Big Season Finale: Brittany Rogers, Franny Choi @ Espresso Royale
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Performances by Detroit slam poet/high school English teacher Brittany Rogers and U-M Zell Writers Program MFA candidate Franny Choi, whose new chapbook, Death by Sex Machine, imagines the inner monologues of different femme cyborgs featured in movies and manga. Preceded by …

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Humanities Authors Forum: Douglas Trevor and Peter Ho Davis 5:30 pm
Humanities Authors Forum: Douglas Trevor and Peter Ho Davis @ Hatcher Library Rm 100
Dec 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
U-M Zell Writers’ Program director Douglas Trevor reads from his new collection of witty and satirical short stories about characters, often academics, facing big changes in their lives. “Trevor manages again and again to steer the stories …

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Literati’s Books We Love and Love to Share Panel 7:00 pm
Literati’s Books We Love and Love to Share Panel @ Literati
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Come join us for our first ever Books We Love and Love to Share Panel! Buying gifts for friends and family throughout the holiday season can be quite stressful. What do you get the brother-in-law …

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Seager Inaugural Lecture: Laura Kasischke: Where Now, New and Selected Poems 4:00 am
Seager Inaugural Lecture: Laura Kasischke: Where Now, New and Selected Poems @ Rackham Amphitheater
Dec 5 @ 4:00 am – 5:30 am
Laura Kasischke’s most recent book, from which she will read, brings new poems together with work from her previous nine collections of poetry, published over the last twenty-five years. The citation for the National Book …

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Zell Visiting Writers: Gregory Pardio 5:30 pm
Zell Visiting Writers: Gregory Pardio @ U-M Museum of Art Apse
Dec 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Literati is proud to be partnering with the Helen Zell Writers Program to host poet Gregory Pardlo at University of Michigan Museum of Art Apse Gregory Pardlo’s collection Digest (Four Way Books) won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for …

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John U. Bacon: The Great Haliflax Explosion 7:00 pm
John U. Bacon: The Great Haliflax Explosion @ Nicola's Books
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
John U. Bacon is the author of five New York Times bestsellers, including Three and Out; Fourth and Long; and Endzone. He appears often on NPR and national television, and teaches at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and the …

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The Moth Storyslam: Dirt 7:30 pm
The Moth Storyslam: Dirt @ Greyline
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec. 5 & 19. 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 …

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Richard Retyi: The Book of Ann Arbor 7:00 pm
Richard Retyi: The Book of Ann Arbor @ Literati
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is excited to welcome author Richard Retyi who will be discussing his debut book The Book of Ann Arbor: An Extremely Serious History Book. Rich will discuss his book—one of the inaugural releases from the …

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Zell Visiting Writers: Gregory Pardio 5:30 pm
Zell Visiting Writers: Gregory Pardio @ U-M Museum of Art Stern Auditorium
Dec 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Literati is proud to be partnering with the Helen Zell Writers Program to host poet Gregory Pardlo at University of Michigan Museum of Art Helmut Stern Auditorium Gregory Pardlo’s collection Digest (Four Way Books) won the 2015 Pulitzer …

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Angelique Chengelis: Michigan Man 7:00 pm
Angelique Chengelis: Michigan Man @ Literati
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is excited to welcome sportswriter Angelique Chengelis who will be sharing and discussing her new book, Michigan Man: Jim Harbaugh and the Rebirth of Wolverine Football. About Michigan Man: All eyes and ears turned toward Ann …

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Philip J. Deloria and Alexander J. Olson: American Studies: A User’s Guide 7:00 pm
Philip J. Deloria and Alexander J. Olson: American Studies: A User’s Guide @ Literati
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We are thrilled to welcome professors Philip J. Deloria and Alexander I. Olson to Literati Bookstore to discuss their latest book, American Studies: A User’s Guide. About American Studies: A User’s Guide American Studies has long been a …

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Webster Reading Series: Sylvan Thomson and Kaylie Johnson 7:00 pm
Webster Reading Series: Sylvan Thomson and Kaylie Johnson @ Stern Auditorium
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Readings by U-M creative writing grad students, including fiction writers Christina Kim and poet Chelsea Walsh. 7 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free.  The Mark Webster Reading Series presents emerging writers in a warm and relaxed setting. …

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Holiday Open House: Con Lehane, Meg Macy, and Sarah Zettel 2:00 pm
Holiday Open House: Con Lehane, Meg Macy, and Sarah Zettel @ Aunt Agatha's
Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Join us for a Holiday Open House Saturday, December 9 at 2 p.m. Con Lehane, Meg Macy and Sarah Zettel will be joining us. Con will be signing his new mystery Murder in the Manuscript Room. Stay tuned to see who …

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Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz: The Fefilte Manifesto: New Recipes for Old World Jewish Foods 6:00 pm
Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz: The Fefilte Manifesto: New Recipes for Old World Jewish Foods @ EMU Student Center Ballroom B
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Brooklyn-based chefs Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz, co-owners of the Gifilteria, a restaurant specializing in reimagined Ashkenazi cuisine (including their signature artisanal gefilte fish), host a meal showcasing the Eastern European Jewish food featured in their cookbook The Gefilte Manifesto: …

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A Night with Rolando Beramendi and Ari Weinzweig 6:30 pm
A Night with Rolando Beramendi and Ari Weinzweig @ Zingerman's Deli
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Zingerman’s co-founder Ari Weinzweig interviews Italian fine food importer Rolando Beramendi about his new cookbook, Autentico: Cooking Italian, the Authentic Way.Tastings of some of Zingerman’s Italian pantry items. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Zingerman’s Deli, 422 Detroit St. $55 …

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Poetry and the Written Word: Open Mike 7:00 pm
Poetry and the Written Word: Open Mike @ Crazy Wisdom
Dec 13 @ 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. 7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757  
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Carlina Duan: I Wore My Blackest Hair 6:00 pm
Carlina Duan: I Wore My Blackest Hair @ Neutral Zone
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Neutral Zone presents “I Wore My Blackest Hair,” Carlina Duan’s hometown release party: reading and book signing.
Open Mike and Share: Kathy Edgren and Jennifer Burd 7:00 pm
Open Mike and Share: Kathy Edgren and Jennifer Burd @ Bookbound
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Dexter poet Kathy Edgren was first published at age 17 and her poems have appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, Oracle, Birmingham Poetry Review and many other journals. She will read from her latest book, The Grain Beneath …

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Storytellers Guild: Story Night 7:00 pm
Storytellers Guild: Story Night @ Crazy Wisdom
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild members host a storytelling program. Audience members are encouraged to bring a 5-minute story to tell. 7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757
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Ann Arbor Poetry: Open Mike 7:00 pm
Ann Arbor Poetry: Open Mike @ Espresso Royale
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Poetry open mike. Ann Arbor Poetry. Poetry open mike. 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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Chris Van Allsburg: Jumanji (30th Anniversary Edition) 6:30 pm
Chris Van Allsburg: Jumanji (30th Anniversary Edition) @ Nicola's Books
Dec 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Nicola’s Books presents author Chris VanAllsburg, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Please join us for this special author signing of Jumanji in conjunction with the premiere of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle  to benefit the Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors …

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The Moth Storyslam: Rules 7:30 pm
The Moth Storyslam: Rules @ Greyline
Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec. 5 & 19. 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 …

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