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Emerging Writers: Children and YA Publishing Panel 7:00 pm
Emerging Writers: Children and YA Publishing Panel @ AADL Westgate
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Local short story writer Alex Kourvo and young adult novelist Bethany Neal are joined by a representative from Cherry Lake Press and San Diego-based children’s nonfiction writer Virginia Loh-Hagan to discuss how to plan, write, …

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Carmen Bugan: Artistic distance and the language of oppression 3:00 pm
Carmen Bugan: Artistic distance and the language of oppression @ 1300 Chemistry Dow Lab
Oct 2 @ 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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Anna Clark: The Poisoned City 7:00 pm
Anna Clark: The Poisoned City @ Nicola's Books
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Detroit reporter and RC creative writing alumna Anna Clark discusses her critically acclaimed book about the Flint water crisis. Signing. 7 p.m., Nicola’s, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600.
Poetry at Literati: Elizabeth Schmuhl: Premonitions 7:00 pm
Poetry at Literati: Elizabeth Schmuhl: Premonitions @ Literati
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is exited to host poet Elizabeth Schmuhl, an RC Creative Writing alum, who will be reading from her new collection Premonitions. Keith Taylor will give an introduction to the reading and lead a Q&A discussion aftewards. …

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Residential College Reading featuring Carmen Bugan, David Cope, and Ken Mikolowski 7:00 pm
Residential College Reading featuring Carmen Bugan, David Cope, and Ken Mikolowski @ Benzinger Library
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 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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The Moth Storyslam: Scandal 7:30 pm
The Moth Storyslam: Scandal @ Greyline
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Oct. 2 & 16. 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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Hannah Ensor: Love Dream with Television 7:00 pm
Hannah Ensor: Love Dream with Television @ Literati
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This local poet reads from Love Dream with Television, her debut collection, written in Tucson, Arizona, that “wonders through the ways in which television, film, advertising, sporting events, and celebrity culture weave their ways into our lived …

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Webster Reading Series: Samantha Bares and Daniel Neff 7:00 pm
Webster Reading Series: Samantha Bares and Daniel Neff @ UMMA
Oct 5 @ 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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Shachar Pinsker: A Rich Brew: How Cafes Created Modern Jewish Culture and Sara Blair: How the Other Half Looks: The Lower East Side and the Afterlives of Images 7:00 pm
Shachar Pinsker: A Rich Brew: How Cafes Created Modern Jewish Culture and Sara Blair: How the Other Half Looks: The Lower East Side and the Afterlives of Images @ Literati
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is proud to welcome authors and faculty members at the University of Michigan Shachar Pinsker and Sara Blair who will be sharing and discussing their new books A Rich Brew: How Cafes Created Modern Jewish …

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Toastmasters Meeting 7:00 pm
Toastmasters Meeting @ Sweetwaters
Oct 10 @ 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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Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild: Story Night 7:00 pm
Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild: Story Night @ Crazy Wisdom
Oct 11 @ 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 Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild …

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Literati Bookstore Presents Pasek and Paul Live! 7:00 pm
Literati Bookstore Presents Pasek and Paul Live! @ Rackham Auditorium
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for an exciting evening of conversation and live musical performances from the multi-Award-winning team behind the musical, “Dear Evan Hansen.” University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance alumni Benj Pasek and …

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Emerging Writers: Open House 7:00 pm
Emerging Writers: Open House @ AADL Westgate
Oct 15 @ 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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Poetry at Literati: Megan Levad and Franny Choi 7:00 pm
Poetry at Literati: Megan Levad and Franny Choi @ Literati
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is thrilled to welcome poets Megan Levad and Franny Choi for a special reading from their latest collections What Have I to Say to You and Death by Sex Machine. Selected as Tavern Books’ 2014 Wrolstad Contemporary …

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Poetry Night Quartet: Charlie Brice, Judith Brice, Monica Rico, Keith Taylor 7:00 pm
Poetry Night Quartet: Charlie Brice, Judith Brice, Monica Rico, Keith Taylor @ Nicola's Books
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for a reading from four accomplished Michigan poets! Charles W. Brice will present poetry from his newest book, Mnemosyne’s Hand, while Judith Alexander Brice is celebrating the release of her newest collection, Overhead …

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The Moth Storyslam: Disguises 7:30 pm
The Moth Storyslam: Disguises @ Greyline
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Oct. 2 & 16. 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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Lillian Li: The Publication Journey: From Idea to Book 6:00 pm
Lillian Li: The Publication Journey: From Idea to Book @ AADL Multipurpose Room
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Talk by local novelist Lillian Li. 6-8 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200
Ann Epstein: Tazia and Gemma 7:00 pm
Ann Epstein: Tazia and Gemma @ Nicola's Books
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This award-winning local writer reads from and discusses Tazia and Gemma, her new novel that spans 1911-1961, moving forward in time with the story of an unwed pregnant Italian immigrant and then backward with the story of …

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RC Robertson Lecture: Nancy Blum: Not Separate from the Street 4:30 pm
RC Robertson Lecture: Nancy Blum: Not Separate from the Street @ Keene Theater, East Quad
Oct 19 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The Robertson Lecture is an endowed annual event of the LSA Residential College, and is a lasting gift of the first Dean of the RC, James Robertson. The lecturer is traditionally a notable alumna/us of …

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Webster Reading Series: Coleen Herbert and Daniella Toosie-Watson 7:00 pm
Webster Reading Series: Coleen Herbert and Daniella Toosie-Watson @ UMMA
Oct 19 @ 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: Slamiversary Showcase 7:00 pm
Ann Arbor Poetry: Slamiversary Showcase @ Espresso Royale
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Readings by 13 of the group’s most popular poets, including Marlin Jenkins, John Buckley, Cozine Welch, Chavonna Bigham, Ashwini Bhasi, Alex Kime, Dan Bigham, and others TBA. 7 p.m. Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. $5 …

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Poetry at Literati: Phillip Crymble and Sarah Messer 7:00 pm
Poetry at Literati: Phillip Crymble and Sarah Messer @ Literati
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is thrilled to welcome poets Phillip Crymble and Sarah Messer who will be sharing with us some of their latest work. About Not Even Laughter: A clearance bin of corner-cut records, remaindered paperbacks, and canisters of …

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Skazat! Poetry Series: Ashwini Bhasi 7:00 pm
Skazat! Poetry Series: Ashwini Bhasi @ Sweetwaters
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Reading by this Ann Arbor-based poet from Kerala (India), who writes poems about the connection between trauma and chronic pain and about her experiences as a genomic data analyst and poet. Her poem about the …

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Toastmasters Meeting 7:00 pm
Toastmasters Meeting @ Sweetwaters
Oct 24 @ 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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National Novel Writing Month Kickoff 4:00 pm
National Novel Writing Month Kickoff @ AADL Westgate
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
All adults and teens in grade 6 & up invited to learn about this nonprofit (also known as NaNoWriMo) encouraging teens and adults to write a 50,000-word novel by the end of November. Refreshments. 4-5 …

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Ann Arbor Storytelling Guild: Is Serendipity Books Haunted? 6:00 pm
Ann Arbor Storytelling Guild: Is Serendipity Books Haunted? @ Serendipity Books
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Halloween-themed storytelling program by Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild members. 6-8 p.m., Serendipity Books, 113 Middle, Chelsea. Free. 475-7148.
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Meghan O’Bleblyn: Interior States 7:00 pm
Meghan O’Bleblyn: Interior States @ Literati
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is thrilled to welcome author Meghan O’Gieblyn who will sharing her new essay collection Interior States. She will joined for a discussion about her work by writer and Literati bookseller Young Eun Yook. About Interior States: …

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