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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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