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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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