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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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Jasmine An and Alex Kime: Ann Arbor Poetry 7:30 pm
Jasmine An and Alex Kime: Ann Arbor Poetry @ Espresso Royale
Sep 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Readings by these 2 poets. An is a Thailand-based queer poet (and Midwest native) whose 2016 book, Naming the No-Name Woman, mythologizes her experiences as a Chinese-American woman with various overlapping identities. U-M social work grad student …

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Robert W. Turner II: Not For Long 7:00 pm
Robert W. Turner II: Not For Long @ Literati
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We are excited to welcome sociologist and former professional football player Rober W. Turner II to Literati to discuss his new book Not For Long: The Life and Career of the NFL Athlete.  About Not For Long: …

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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.
Fiction at Literati: Sarah Zettel 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Sarah Zettel @ Literati
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is thrilled to welcome author Sarah Zettel who will be reading from her new novel The Other Sister. About The Other Sister: Two sisters. One murder plan. An intense psychological thriller full of family secrets, perfect …

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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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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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Newzad Brifki: My Journey to America: A Kurdish-American Story 7:00 pm
Newzad Brifki: My Journey to America: A Kurdish-American Story @ AADL 4th floor
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Kurdish Community of America (Moorhead, MN) founder/director Newzad Brifki reads from his memoir about his family’s flight from Kurdistan in 1988 to spend 4 years in a refugee camp in Turkey before coming to 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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Fiction at Literati: Mikkel Rosengaard: The Invention of Ana and Maxim Loskuloff: Come West and See 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Mikkel Rosengaard: The Invention of Ana and Maxim Loskuloff: Come West and See @ Literati
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
About The Invention of Ana: With the infectious narration of Nick Hornby and the vibrant lyricism of Junot Díaz, this breathtaking debut brimming with youthful brio chronicles a young man’s friendship with a most peculiar artist. …

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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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Poetry and the Written Word: Poetry Workshop 7:00 pm
Poetry and the Written Word: Poetry Workshop @ Crazy Wisdom
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Poetry workshop. All writers welcome to share and discuss their poetry or short fiction. BRING ABOUT SIX COPIES OF YOUR WORK.  COPIES WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU. Hosted by Joe Kelty, Ed Morin, and Dave …

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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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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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Ann Arbor Poetry: Devin Devine 7:00 pm
Ann Arbor Poetry: Devin Devine @ Espresso Royale
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Performance by this Spokane-based poet, whose poetic themes include life as a recovering alcoholic, sex work, bisexuality, and reclaiming personhood after trauma. 7 p.m. Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. $5 suggested donation. facebook.com/AnnArborPoetry.    
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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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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 Residentail 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 Residential 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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Julia Turshen: Now and Again 7:00 pm
Julia Turshen: Now and Again @ Literati
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We are so excited to welcome back to Ann Arbor food writer Julia Turshen who will be sharing with us her latest cookbook Now & Again: Go-To Recipies, Inspired Menus + Endless Ideas for Reinventing Leftovers. Julia …

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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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Fiction at Literati: Wayetu Moore: She Would Be King 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Wayetu Moore: She Would Be King @ Literati
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is so excited to welcome author Wayétu Moore who will be reading and sharing her debut novel She Would Be King. About She Would Be King: A novel of exhilarating range, magical realism, and history–a dazzling retelling …

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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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Skazat! Poetry Series: Jasmine An 7:00 pm
Skazat! Poetry Series: Jasmine An @ Sweetwaters
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Reading by this Thailand-based queer poet, a Midwest native, whose latest book, Naming the No-Name Woman, likens her experiences as a Chinese American woman with various overlapping identities to those of the 1st Chinese American movie star, …

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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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Poetry and the Written Word: Marilyn L. Taylor 7:00 pm
Poetry and the Written Word: Marilyn L. Taylor @ Crazy Wisdom
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Featured Reader: Marilyn L. Taylor is the former Poet Laureate of Wisconsin and the author of six poetry collections. Her award-winning work has also appeared in many anthologies and journals, including Poetry, Third Wednesday, American …

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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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Zell Visiting Writers: Sigrid Nunez and Aracelis Girmay 5:30 pm
Zell Visiting Writers: Sigrid Nunez and Aracelis Girmay @ U-M Museum of Art Stern Auditorium
Sep 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Literati is proud to be partnering with the Helen Zell Writers Program to host author Sigrid Nunez and poet Aracelis Girmay at the University of Michigan Art Museum Helmet Stern Auditorium. Aracelis Girmay was born and raised in Santa …

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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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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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