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Booktoberfest! 10:00 am
Booktoberfest! @ Thomson-Shore
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join us for a celebration of authors, books, art, and bratwurst. Booktoberfest will feature industry experts from around the country, offering advice and insight for authors, as well as fun and educational activities for the …

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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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Lisa McCubbin: Betty Ford: First Lady, Women’s Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer 7:00 pm
Lisa McCubbin: Betty Ford: First Lady, Women’s Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer @ Ford Presidential Library
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Bestselling writer Lisa McCubbin discusses her new biography based on interviews with Betty Ford’s family, friends, and colleagues. Book sale, signing, and reception follow. 7 p.m., Ford Library, 1000 Beal. Free. 205-0555.        
Mona Hanna-Attisha: What the Eyes Don’t See 7:00 pm
Mona Hanna-Attisha: What the Eyes Don’t See @ Rackham Auditorium
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
MSU pediatrics professor Mona Hanna-Attisha discusses her new book about the research she conducted to prove that Flint children were being exposed to lead. O: The Oprah Magazine says it’s told “with the gripping intrigue of a Grisham thriller.” …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Herb Boyd: Black Detroit: A People’s History of Self-Determination 7:00 pm
Herb Boyd: Black Detroit: A People’s History of Self-Determination @ AADL Multipurpose Room
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Journalist and activist Herb Boyd discusses his new book, which covers such figures in Detroit history as abolitionist William Lambert, Motown founder Berry Gordy, the city’s first black mayor Coleman Young, and others. 7-9 p.m., AADL Downtown …

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Jeffrey Chapman 7:30 pm
Jeffrey Chapman @ Kreft Center Recital Hall
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
This Oakland University creative writing professor reads from and discusses his recent work. His short stories and comics blend the mundane with the fantastical, creating largely plausible narratives with small doses of the impossible. 7:30 …

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Brenda Travis and John Obee: Mississippi’s Exiled Daughter: How My Civil Rights Baptism Under Fire Shaped My Life 7:00 pm
Brenda Travis and John Obee: Mississippi’s Exiled Daughter: How My Civil Rights Baptism Under Fire Shaped My Life @ AADL Multipurpose Room
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Civil rights activists Brenda Travis and John Obee discuss their new book about Travis’ arrests in 1961 at age 16 for participating in a sit-in at a bus station and leading a walkout from her high school. She was …

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