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Fiction at Literati: Lucy Tan: What We Were Promised 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Lucy Tan: What We Were Promised @ Literati
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is thrilled to welcome author Lucy Tan who will be sharing with us her debut novel What We Were Promised. Lucy will be joined with author Lillian Li for a post-reading discussion.  About What We Were Promised: …

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Anthony DeBenedet: Playful Intelligence: The Power of Living Lightly in a Serious World 7:00 pm
Anthony DeBenedet: Playful Intelligence: The Power of Living Lightly in a Serious World @ Nicola's Books
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Local physician Anthony DeBenedet discusses his new book that explores the effects and benefits of qualities such as imagination, humor, and wonder. Signing. DeBenedet is also at Literati Aug. 14 (see listing). 7 p.m., Nicola’s, Westgate shopping …

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Books, Crafts, and Cats! With jessi Gage, J.D. Barker, and J.A. Thomas 11:00 am
Books, Crafts, and Cats! With jessi Gage, J.D. Barker, and J.A. Thomas @ Think Outside the Books
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Readings by fiction writers Jessi Gage (romance), J.D. Barker (thriller), and J.A. Thomas (romantic mysteries). Also, a silent auction of signed books, used book sale, and cat-themed crafts. Kids invited to read to adoptable cats. …

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Ann Arbor Poetry: Open Mike 7:00 pm
Ann Arbor Poetry: Open Mike @ Espresso Royale
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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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Fiction at Literati: Daniel Abbott: The Concrete 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Daniel Abbott: The Concrete @ Literati
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is thrilled to welcome author Daniel Abbott who will be reading from his debut novel The Concrete. About The Concrete: Set on the gritty southeast side of Grand Rapids, Michigan, an impoverished area known for drugs …

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Fiction at Literati: Margaret Bradham Thornton: A Theory of Love 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Margaret Bradham Thornton: A Theory of Love @ Literati
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is excited to welcome author Margaret Bradham Thornton who will be sharing her latest novel A Theory of Love. About A Theory of Love: A follow-up to her successful debut Charleston and set in the world’s most glamorous …

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The Moth Storyslam: Business 7:30 pm
The Moth Storyslam: Business @ Greyline
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Aug. 7 & 21. 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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Callie Feyen: The Teacher Diaries: Romeo and Juliet 7:00 pm
Callie Feyen: The Teacher Diaries: Romeo and Juliet @ Literati
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literait is thrilled to welcome author and eduacator Callie Feyen who will be sharing her new book The Teacher Diaries: Romeo & Juliet. About The Teacher Diaries: Romeo & Juliet: What do teachers feel when facing William Shakespeare, tales …

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Jennifer Pharr Davis: The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience 7:00 pm
Jennifer Pharr Davis: The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience @ AADL Multipurpose Room
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This North Carolina-based endurance hiker and motivational speaker reads from her new book, The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience. 7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Multipurpose Rm. Free. 327-4200
Toastmasters Meeting 7:00 pm
Toastmasters Meeting @ Sweetwaters
Aug 8 @ 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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Fiction at Literati: Leah Weiss: If the Creek Don’t Rise 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Leah Weiss: If the Creek Don’t Rise @ Literati
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is pleased to welcome author Leah Weiss who will be reading and discussing her new novel If the Creek Don‘t Rise. About If the Creek Don’t Rise: In a North Carolina mountain town filled with moonshine and …

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Rhys Rowen: Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding 7:00 pm
Rhys Rowen: Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding @ AADL
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
A visit from Rhys Bowen takes place at the downtown library on Friday, August 10 at 7, when Rhys will talk about her new Lady Georgie mystery, Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding.
Rickey Gard Diamond and Barbara Mhangami: Screwnomics 7:00 pm
Rickey Gard Diamond and Barbara Mhangami: Screwnomics @ Literati
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is thrilled to welcome author Rickey Gard Diamond and activist Barbara Mhangami who will be sharing and discussing the new book Screwnomics: How Our Economy Works Against Women and Real Ways to Make Lasting Change. …

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Anthony Debenedet: Playful Intelligence 7:00 pm
Anthony Debenedet: Playful Intelligence @ Literati
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is excited to welcome Anthony Debenedet who will be sharing his new book Playful Intelligence: The Power of Living Lightly in a Serious World. About Playful Intelligence: As adults, we have more responsibilities than we could …

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WordFest 3: Lyn Davidge, Beverly Black, Rebecca Biber, Steve Wilson 12:20 pm
WordFest 3: Lyn Davidge, Beverly Black, Rebecca Biber, Steve Wilson @ Bookbound
Aug 16 @ 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm
Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild member Lyn Davidge hosts a variety show with several local performers, including storyteller Beverly Black, poet Rebecca Biber, comic Steve Wilson, and others. 6:45 p.m., Bookbound, 1729 Plymouth. Free. 369-4345.
Fiction at Literati: Abbey Mel Otis: Alien Virus Love Disaster: Stories 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Abbey Mel Otis: Alien Virus Love Disaster: Stories @ Literati
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We are thrilled to welcome to Literati author Abbey Mei Otis who will be reading and sharing her new collection Alien Virus Love Disaster: Stories. Praise for Alien Virus Love Disaster: “Abbey Mei Otis’s stories are incandescently …

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Michigan Mystery Author Trio: Pamela Gossiaux, Darci Hannah, Greg Jolly 7:00 pm
Michigan Mystery Author Trio: Pamela Gossiaux, Darci Hannah, Greg Jolly @ Nicola's Books
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Three writers discuss their new books. Pamela Gossiaux‘s Trusting the Cat Burglar is about a newlywed who discovers a dark secret about her husband’s past while curating an exhibit of rare maps. Darci Hannah‘s Cherry Pies & Deadly Lies is about …

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Alice Bolin: Dead Girls 7:00 pm
Alice Bolin: Dead Girls @ Literati
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is thrilled to welcome author Alice Bolin who will be sharing with us her new essay collection Dead Girls: Essays on Surviving an American Obsession. About Dead Girls: In this poignant collection, Alice Bolin examines iconic …

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Larry D. Sweazy: See Also Proof 7:00 pm
Larry D. Sweazy: See Also Proof @ Aunt Agatha's
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Larry D. Sweazy joins our August book club on Friday, August 17 at 7, to talk about his latest Marjorie Trumaine novel, See Also Proof. All are welcome.
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Novel Relationships: Beverly Jenkins, Sylvia Hubbard, and Sarah Zettel 2:00 pm
Novel Relationships: Beverly Jenkins, Sylvia Hubbard, and Sarah Zettel @ Ypsilanti Public Library - Whittaker
Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Three bestselling authors talk about the most gripping aspect of storytelling: the deep dive into all facets of human relationships. Whether it’s bringing characters together in a forever love or exploring the depths of a …

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Laura Bernstein-Machlay: Travelers 7:00 pm
Laura Bernstein-Machlay: Travelers @ Literati
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is excited to host author Laura Bernstein-Machlay who will be reading and discussing her debut essay collection Travelers. About Travelers: Travelers, Laura Bernstein-Machlay’s debut collection of essays, maps the author’s journey as she makes sense of her …

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Steve Hamilton: Dead Man Running 7:00 pm
Steve Hamilton: Dead Man Running @ AADL
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us at the downtown library when Steve Hamilton comes to town on August 21 at 7 PM to debut his new Alex McKnight mystery, Dead Man Running.
The Moth Storyslam: Destiny 7:30 pm
The Moth Storyslam: Destiny @ Greyline
Aug 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Aug. 7 & 21. 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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Toastmasters Meeting 7:00 pm
Toastmasters Meeting @ Sweetwaters
Aug 22 @ 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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Fiction at Literati: Julie Schumaker: The Shakespeare Requirement 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Julie Schumaker: The Shakespeare Requirement @ Literati
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is pleased to welcome author Julie Schumacher who will be reading from and discussing her new book The Shakespeare Requirement. About The Shakespeare Requirement: The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune keep hitting beleaguered English professor …

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Farewell to Aunt Agatha’s: William Kent Krueger: Desolution Mountain, Lori Rader-Day: Under a Dark Sky, Sarah Zettel: The Other Daughter 2:00 pm
Farewell to Aunt Agatha’s: William Kent Krueger: Desolution Mountain, Lori Rader-Day: Under a Dark Sky, Sarah Zettel: The Other Daughter @ AADL
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Join us for a farewell to Aunt Agatha’s afternoon with William Kent Krueger, Lori Rader-Day & Sarah Zettel on Sunday, August 26 at 2 PM. Kent will be talking about his new Cork O’Connor book, Desolation Mountain, and Lori will be discussing …

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Special Story Time: Meg Gower: Michigan Moon 3:00 pm
Special Story Time: Meg Gower: Michigan Moon @ Nicola's Books
Aug 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us for a story time with Meg Gower, as she reads her book Michigan Moon, published by the Ann Arbor District Library’s imprint, Fifth Avenue Press! Though now retired, Gower used to be a …

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Adam Schefter: The Man I Never Met 7:00 pm
Adam Schefter: The Man I Never Met @ Nicola's Books
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Note: New location. This ESPN analyst (and U-M alum) is joined by Sports Illustratedjournalist Michael Rosenberg to discuss The Man I Never Met, his memoir about being married to a woman whose first husband died in 9/11. Signing. 7 p.m., Nicola’s …

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Fiction at Literati: Brenda Novak: Face Off 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Brenda Novak: Face Off @ Literati
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is pleased to welcome author Brenda Novak who will be sharing her lastest novel in the Dr. Evelyn Talbot series, Face Off. About Face Off: From New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak comes Face Off, the next installment of …

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