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Ann Arbor Poetry: Open Mike 7:00 pm
Ann Arbor Poetry: Open Mike @ Espresso Royale
Jul 1 @ 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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Edward McClelland: Folktales and Legends of the Middle West 7:00 pm
Edward McClelland: Folktales and Legends of the Middle West @ Literati
Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is pleased to welcome journalist Edward McClelland who will be discussing his new book book Folktales and Legends of the Middle West. About Folktales and Legends of the Middle West: America’s first superheroes lived in the …

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Storytime with Robert Burleigh: Trapped! A Whale’s Rescue 11:00 am
Storytime with Robert Burleigh: Trapped! A Whale’s Rescue @ Literati
Jul 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Join us for a special Storytime event with author Robert Burleigh who will be reading from his new book: Trapped! a Whale’s Rescue. About Trapped! In the icy waters of the Pacific, a massive humpback …

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Anna-Lisa Cox: The Bone and Sinew of the Land 7:00 pm
Anna-Lisa Cox: The Bone and Sinew of the Land @ Literati
Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is pleased to welcome author Anna-Lisa Cox who will be sharing her new book The Bone and Sinew of the Land: America’s Forgotten Black Pioneers and the Struggle for Equality. About The Bone and Sinew of …

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Emerging Writers: Outlining Your Novel 7:00 pm
Emerging Writers: Outlining Your Novel @ AADL Westgate
Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Local short story writer Alex Kourvo and young adult novelist Bethany Neal explain the importance of outlining and different ways to do it. For all fiction & nonfiction writers grade 6-adult. Also, Kourvo & Neal …

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Book Signing: Anna Clark: The Poisoned City 7:00 pm
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.
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Jeff Goodell: The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World 6:30 pm
Jeff Goodell: The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World @ Bookbound
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Rolling Stone contributing editor Jeff Goodell reads from his acclaimed new book. Signing. Refreshments. Proceeds from sales of the book benefit Detroiters Working For Environmental Justice. The program begins with a reception. 6:30 p.m., Bookbound, Courtyard …

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Fiction at Literati: Brooks Rexroat: Thrift Store Coats 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Brooks Rexroat: Thrift Store Coats @ Literati
Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is pleased to welcome author Brooks Rexroat who will be sharing his collection Thrift Store Coats. About Thrift Store Coats: Brooks Rexroat’s Thrift Store Coats transports readers to the postindustrial Midwest and explores the lives of those living on …

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Poetry and the Written Word: Open Mike 7:00 pm
Poetry and the Written Word: Open Mike @ Crazy Wisdom
Jul 11 @ 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  
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
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 …

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Fiction at Literati: Wendell Mayo: Survival House 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Wendell Mayo: Survival House @ Literati
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literai is pleased to welcome author Wendell Mayo who will be sharing his new story collection Survival House. About Survival House: Often humorous, always resonant, the ten stories in Survival House not only look back to the collective mind …

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Literary Fiction Author Panel: Michael Ferro, Kelly Fordon, and Laura Hulthen Thomas 7:00 pm
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 …

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Open Mic and Share 7:00 pm
Open Mic and Share @ Bookbound
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Poets invited to read their own work along with a favorite poem by another writer. In celebration of National Poetry Month. Tea & light refreshments. 7 p.m., Bookbound, Courtyard Shops. Free. 369-4345.  
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Lindsey McDivitt: Nature’s Friend: The Gwen Frostic Story 6:00 pm
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 …

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Dianne Freeman: The Lady’s Guide to Etiquette and Murder 7:00 pm
Dianne Freeman: The Lady’s Guide to Etiquette and Murder @ Aunt Agatha's
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sunday, July 15 at 2 PM we’ll be hosting a launch party for Dianne Freeman, whose first book is The Lady’s Guide to Etiquette and Murder. 7 p.m., Aunt Agatha’s, 213 S. Fourth Ave. Free. 769-1114.
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Emerging Writers: Local Writers Live 7:00 pm
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 …

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Stella Parks: BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts 7:00 pm
Stella Parks: BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts @ Literati
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is thrilled to welcome renowned pastry chef Stella Parks who will be sharing her new book BraveTart: Iconic American Deserts. About BraveTart: A New York Times Bestseller Named a Best Baking Book of the Year by the Atlantic, the Wall Street …

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Michelle Krell Kydd: Nosetalgia: The Smell of Old Books and Aromatic Passages in Literature 1:24 pm
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 …

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The Moth Storyslam: Boundaries 7:30 pm
The Moth Storyslam: Boundaries @ Greyline
Jul 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
July 3 & 18. 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 …

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Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
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 …

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Emerging Writers: Open House 7:00 pm
Emerging Writers: Open House @ AADL Westgate
Jul 23 @ 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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Skazat! Poetry Series: Jagari Mukherjee 7:00 pm
Skazat! Poetry Series: Jagari Mukherjee @ Sweetwaters
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Performance by this award-winning Indian poet, who writes in both English and Bengali. Her 1st collection, Blue Rose, was published May 2017. The program begins with open mike readings. 7-8:30 p.m., Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, 123 W. …

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Gabrielle Langholtz: America: The Cookbook: A Culinary Road Trip Through the 50 States 7:00 pm
Gabrielle Langholtz: America: The Cookbook: A Culinary Road Trip Through the 50 States @ Zingerman's Roadhouse
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Award-winning food editor Gabrielle Langholtz hosts an evening with the fare featured in America: The Cookbook: A Culinary Road Trip Through the 50 States, her 800-recipe compendium which includes classics, regional fare, recipes from influential chefs like Alice Waters, …

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Poetry and the Written Word: Z.G. Tamaszewski 7:00 pm
Poetry and the Written Word: Z.G. Tamaszewski @ Crazy Wisdom
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Z.G. Tomaszewski is a rambler, fisherman, musician, and author of three books of poem: All Things Dusk (winner of the Hong Kong University International Poetry Prize), Mineral Whisper, and River Nocturne. His work expresses a …

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Toastmasters Meeting 7:00 pm
Toastmasters Meeting @ Sweetwaters
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Toastmasters is an international group devoted to helping each other grow in our abilities to give speeches. The Sweetwaters Toastmasters Club meets twice monthly. We are a fun and friendly group! Toastmasters also helps you …

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Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
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 …

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Gary B. France: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of United 10:22 am
Gary B. France: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of United @ Nicola's Books
Jul 27 @ 10:22 am – 11:22 am
Alpena-based UK-bred writer Gary B. France discusses his new book about his experiences as a soccer fan living in the U.S. In anticipation of tomorrow’s match between Manchester United and Liverpool 7 p.m., Nicola’s, Westgate shopping center. …

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Poetry at Literati: Keith Taylor 7:00 pm
Poetry at Literati: Keith Taylor @ Literati
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is pleased to welcome back poet Keith Taylor who will be sharing his new collection Ecstatic Destinations. About Ecstatic Destinations: In Ecstatic Destinations, Keith Taylor takes us on a walk through his neighborhood in Ann Arbor, Michigan. …

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Will Walton: I Felt a Funeral, In My Brain, and Eric Smith: The Girl and the Grove 7:00 pm
Will Walton: I Felt a Funeral, In My Brain, and Eric Smith: The Girl and the Grove @ Literati
Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is thrilled to welcome two fantastic authors Will Walton & Eric Smith who will be sharing their new young adult novels, I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain & The Girl and the Grove! About I Felt a …

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Fiction at Literati: Ann S. Epstein: Tazia and Gemma 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Ann S. Epstein: Tazia and Gemma @ Literati
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is excited to welcome back author Ann S. Epstein who will be sharing her latest novel Tazia and Gemma. About Tazia and Gemma: Spanning 1911 to 1961, Tazia and Gemma is told from the perspective of an unwed …

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Skazat! Poetry Series: 2018 Ann Arbor Youth Poetry Slam Team 7:00 pm
Skazat! Poetry Series: 2018 Ann Arbor Youth Poetry Slam Team @ Sweetwaters
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Readings by members of the 2018 Ann Arbor Youth Poetry Slam Team. The program begins with open mike readings. 7-8:30 p.m., Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, 123 W. Washington. Free. 994-6663.