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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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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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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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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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