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Emily Siwek: A Monster on Main Street, with the Violin Monster 12:30 pm
Emily Siwek: A Monster on Main Street, with the Violin Monster @ Literati
Sep 1 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Join us for a special Stortyime Event with Emily Siwek and the Violin Monster! About A Monster on Main Street: Strange sightings are all around in this simply sweet story inspired by Ann Arbor’s beloved Violin …

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The Moth Storyslam: Rivals 7:30 pm
The Moth Storyslam: Rivals @ Greyline
Sep 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Sept. 4 & 18. Open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. 10 storytellers are selected at random from among those who sign …

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Ann Arbor Youth Poetry Night 7:00 pm
Ann Arbor Youth Poetry Night @ Nicola's Books
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Performances by 2018 Ann Arbor Youth Poetry Slam finalists Hasna Ghalib, Aldo Leopoldo Pando Girard, Anika Love, Karley Misek, and Thea Rowe. 7 p.m., Nicola’s, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.
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Poetry at Literati: Ruth Behar 7:00 pm
Poetry at Literati: Ruth Behar @ Literati
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is excited to welcome poet Ruth Behar who will be reading and sharing from her newest collection Everything I Kept: Todo Lo Que Guardé  About Everything I Kept: Todo Lo Que Guardé ​​​​​​​ Moving between the speech and silence …

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Kerrytown BookFest Reception 4:30 pm
Kerrytown BookFest Reception @ AADL 4th floor
Sep 8 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Announcement of the winners of Kerrytown BookFest Cover Contest. Also, the grand opening of an AADL exhibit showcasing entries in the contest. In conjunction with the 16th annual Kerrytown BookFest (see 9 Sunday listing). Also, …

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Kerrytown Bookfest! 10:30 am
Kerrytown Bookfest! @ Ann Arbor Farmers Market
Sep 9 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
The Kerrytown BookFest is held each September and is a celebration of books, those who create them and those who read them. Our primary goal is to highlight our area’s rich heritage in the book …

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Ann Pearlman: Infidelity: A Memoir 7:00 pm
Ann Pearlman: Infidelity: A Memoir @ Literati
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is excited to welcome author Ann Pearlman who will be sharing her new memoir Infidelity. About Infidelity: “Thirty years. Thirty years of my life have been gifted to this man. How do I prevent making the …

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Emerging Writers: Hooking a Reader 7:00 pm
Emerging Writers: Hooking a Reader @ AADL Westgate
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Talk by local short story writer Alex Kourvo and young adult novelist Bethany Neal. For all fiction & nonfiction writers grade 6-adult. Also, Kourvo & Neal host an open house for writers to connect with …

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Carmen Bugan: Sounding the Deeps of Nature: Lyric Language and the Language of Oppression 3:00 pm
Carmen Bugan: Sounding the Deeps of Nature: Lyric Language and the Language of Oppression @ 1300 Chemistry Dow Lab
Sep 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Poet and memoirist Carmen Bugan was born in Romania and emigrated to the United States in 1989. She earned a BA from the University of Michigan Residential College, an MA in creative writing from Lancaster …

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Toastmasters Meeting 7:00 pm
Toastmasters Meeting @ Sweetwaters
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
ToastMasters at SweetWaters is an opportunity to practice your personal and/or professional speaking as well as Leadership in a fun friendly atmosphere. The club is open to everyone. Attendees have the opportunity to speak, give …

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Lauren Friedman: 50 Ways to Wear Accessories 7:00 pm
Lauren Friedman: 50 Ways to Wear Accessories @ Literati
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is excited to welcome artist and stylist Lauren Friedman who will be presenting her latest book 50 Ways to Wear Accessories. About 50 Ways to Wear Accessories: This sparkling celebration of accessories from the author of …

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Open Mic and Share: Frances Kai-Kwa Wang 7:00 pm
Open Mic and Share: Frances Kai-Kwa Wang @ Bookbound
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
An open mike for poets, who are welcome to read their own work or a favorite poem by another writer. Followed by a reading by local poet (and Observer contributor) Frances Kai-Hwa Wang.  7 p.m., Bookbound, …

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Storytellers Guild: Story Night 7:00 pm
Storytellers Guild: Story Night @ Crazy Wisdom
Sep 13 @ 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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Carmen Bugan: The Lyric “I”: Private and Public Narratives 3:00 pm
Carmen Bugan: The Lyric “I”: Private and Public Narratives @ 1339 Mason Hall
Sep 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Poet and memoirist Carmen Bugan was born in Romania and emigrated to the United States in 1989. She earned a BA from the University of Michigan Residential College, an MA in creative writing from Lancaster …

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Webster Reading Series: Rachel Girty and Lorenzo Diaz-Druz 7:00 pm
Webster Reading Series: Rachel Girty and Lorenzo Diaz-Druz @ UMMA
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
One MFA student of fiction and one of poetry, each introduced by a peer, will read their work. The Mark Webster Reading Series presents emerging writers in a warm and relaxed setting. We encourage you …

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Teen Writing Workshop 12:30 pm
Teen Writing Workshop @ AADL Westgate
Sep 16 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Sept. 16 & 30. U-M Zell Fellow Rebecca Fortes leads a workshop to help participants in grades 6-12 hone their creative writing skills. Each session focuses on a different skill. Snacks provided. 12:30-2 p.m., AADL Westgate. …

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Dr. Howard Markel: The Kelloggs: The Battling Brothers of Battle Creek, 7:00 pm
Dr. Howard Markel: The Kelloggs: The Battling Brothers of Battle Creek, @ Nicola's Books
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join Dr. Howard Markel, NYT-bestselling author, professor, and director of the U of M Center for the History of Medicine, as he celebrates the paperback release of his acclaimed book The Kelloggs: The Battling Brothers of …

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Fiction at Literati: Akil Kumerasamy: Half-Gods 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Akil Kumerasamy: Half-Gods @ Literati
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
About Half-Gods: A startlingly beautiful debut, Half Gods brings together the exiled, the disappeared, the seekers. Following the fractured origins and destines of two brothers named after demigods from the ancient epic the Mahabharata, we meet a family …

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Jim Glenn: A History of the English Language: The First Thousand Years 7:00 pm
Jim Glenn: A History of the English Language: The First Thousand Years @ AADL Westgate
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Local storyteller Jim Glenn performs a storytelling program on the history of English, beginning with the Roman invasion through to the end of the 15th century. For grade 8-adult. 7-8:30 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.  
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Mystery Author Duo: C.M. Gleason and Sarah Zettel 7:00 pm
Mystery Author Duo: C.M. Gleason and Sarah Zettel @ Nicola's Books
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Readings by Midwest mystery writers C.M. Gleason and Sarah Zettel. Gleason’s Murder in the Oval Library is set among the Frontier Guard, a hastily assembled presidential guard that was stationed in the White House during the first days of the Civil …

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The Moth Storyslam: Extra Mile 7:30 pm
The Moth Storyslam: Extra Mile @ Greyline
Sep 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Sept. 4 & 18. Open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. 10 storytellers are selected at random from among those who sign …

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Fiction at Literati: Kat Gardiner: Little Wonder 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Kat Gardiner: Little Wonder @ Literati
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
About Little Wonder: Kat Gardiner’s debut collection of microfiction, Little Wonder, springs from the year she spent in Anacortes, Washington. Young and idealistic, she and her husband moved to town to open a café and music venue …

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DeRoy Lecture: Carmen Bugan: Poetry and the Language of Oppression: A Poet’s Perspective 5:30 pm
DeRoy Lecture: Carmen Bugan: Poetry and the Language of Oppression: A Poet’s Perspective @ Rackham Amphitheater
Sep 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Poet and memoirist Carmen Bugan was born in Romania and emigrated to the United States in 1989. She earned a BA from the University of Michigan Residential College, an MA in creative writing from Lancaster …

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DeRoy Lecture: Carmen Bugan: Poetry and the Language of Oppression: A Poet’s Perspective 5:30 pm
DeRoy Lecture: Carmen Bugan: Poetry and the Language of Oppression: A Poet’s Perspective @ Rackham Amphitheater
Sep 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Poet and memoirist Carmen Bugan was born in Romania and emigrated to the United States in 1989. She earned a BA from the University of Michigan Residentail College, an MA in creative writing from Lancaster …

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Zell Visiting Writers: Esme Wang and Danielle Lazarin 5:30 pm
Zell Visiting Writers: Esme Wang and Danielle Lazarin @ U-M Museum of Art Stern Auditorium
Sep 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Literati is proud to be partnering with the Helen Zell Writers Program to host authors Esmé Weijun Wang and Danielle Lazarin at the University of Michigan Art Museum Helmet Stern Auditorium. Danielle Lazarin’s debut collection of …

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Fiction at Literati: Kim D. Hunter 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Kim D. Hunter @ Literati
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is excited to welcome author kim d. hunter who will be sharing his new story collection, The Official Report on Human Activity. About The Official Report on Human Activity: The Official Report on Human Activity by kim d. …

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Lillian Li: Number One Chinese Restaurant 7:00 pm
Lillian Li: Number One Chinese Restaurant @ Nicola's Books
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Lillian Li received her BA from Princeton and her MFA from the University of Michigan. She is the recipient of a Hopwood Award in Short Fiction, as well as Glimmer Train’s New Writer Award. Her work has been …

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Rasa Festival: Samiah Haque, Ashwini Bhaal, Zilka Joseph, Inam Kang 7:00 pm
Rasa Festival: Samiah Haque, Ashwini Bhaal, Zilka Joseph, Inam Kang @ Literati
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This year’s Rasa Festival reading features poets Samiah Haque, Ashwini Bhasi, Zilka Joseph, and Inam Kang. Samiah Haque speaks in fluid tones, with an acute clarity of voice. Her hobbies include jaywalking, whistling in the company of …

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Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild 2:00 pm
Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild @ AADL 3rd floor
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
All invited to listen to guild members swap stories or bring their own to tell. 2-4 p.m., AADL Downtown 3rd-floor freespace rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. annarborstorytelling.org, 997-5388      
Nancy Beaufait, Kay Curren, and Tamy Nicole Glover from Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Yes!, 3:00 pm
Nancy Beaufait, Kay Curren, and Tamy Nicole Glover from Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Yes!, @ Nicola's Books
Sep 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Learn first-hand how Chicken Soup stories are curated for anthologies, and enjoy a reading from Michigan authors featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Yes! Featured authors will include Women Writers of …

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Emerging Writers: Open House 7:00 pm
Emerging Writers: Open House @ AADL Westgate
Sep 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 at 7 p.m. on Sept. 24. 7-8:45 …

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Carmen Bugan: Writing in-between languages: poetry in a second language 3:00 pm
Carmen Bugan: Writing in-between languages: poetry in a second language @ 1300 Chemistry Dow Lab
Sep 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Poet and memoirist Carmen Bugan was born in Romania and emigrated to the United States in 1989. She earned a BA from the University of Michigan Residential College, an MA in creative writing from Lancaster …

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Elizabeth Fenn: Sacagawea’s Capture and the History of the Early West 6:00 pm
Elizabeth Fenn: Sacagawea’s Capture and the History of the Early West @ Hatcher Library Rm 100
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Talk by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Elizabeth Fenn. Her book Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People, won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for History.
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Emerging Writers: Local Writers Live 7:00 pm
Emerging Writers: Local Writers Live @ AADL Westgate
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Readings by local writers. Books and authors include Meg Gowers’ Michigan Moon(picture book), Judy Patterson Wenzel’s Light from the Cage: 25 Years in a Prison Classroom (memoir), Lexi Mohney’s Carnal Knowledge: The Adoration of a Dangerous Woman and the …

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Toastmasters Meeting 7:00 pm
Toastmasters Meeting @ Sweetwaters
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
ToastMasters at SweetWaters is an opportunity to practice your personal and/or professional speaking as well as Leadership in a fun friendly atmosphere. The club is open to everyone. Attendees have the opportunity to speak, give …

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The Moth Storyslam: Grand Slam 8:00 pm
The Moth Storyslam: Grand Slam @ The Ark
Sep 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
All-star storytelling showdown featuring the last 10 winners of the Ann Arbor Storyslams, the monthly open mike storytelling competitions sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio …

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Webster Reading Series: Gerardo Samano and Elinam Agbo 7:00 pm
Webster Reading Series: Gerardo Samano and Elinam Agbo @ UMMA
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
One MFA student of fiction and one of poetry, each introduced by a peer, will read their work. The Mark Webster Reading Series presents emerging writers in a warm and relaxed setting. We encourage you …

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Teen Writing Workshop 12:30 pm
Teen Writing Workshop @ AADL Westgate
Sep 30 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Sept. 16 & 30. U-M Zell Fellow Rebecca Fortes leads a workshop to help participants in grades 6-12 hone their creative writing skills. Each session focuses on a different skill. Snacks provided. 12:30-2 p.m., AADL Westgate. …

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