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Stories of Service: An Evening with Veterans 7:00 pm
Stories of Service: An Evening with Veterans @ Hill Auditorium
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Storytelling by Michigan veterans. Also, live entertainment by the Concordia University Choir & Band and others TBA. 7 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free, but tickets required in advance at eventbrite.com (search for “Stories of Service”). (518) 481-0552.
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The Moth Storyslam: Distance 7:30 pm
The Moth Storyslam: Distance @ Greyline
Nov 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Nov. 6 & 20. Open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. Each month 10 storytellers are selected at random from among those …

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Storytelling Event: Shelter Association of Washtenaw County Homelessness Awareness Week 6:00 pm
Storytelling Event: Shelter Association of Washtenaw County Homelessness Awareness Week @ Ypsilanti Freight House
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Poetry readings, testimonials, and storytelling by people who have experienced homelessness. Also, an art display and information from area agencies that address homelessness. 6-8 p.m., Ypsilanti Freight House, 100 Market Pl, Ypsilanti. Free. 662-2829, ext. …

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Ann Arbor Storyteller’s Guild: Storyfest 7:30 pm
Ann Arbor Storyteller’s Guild: Storyfest @ Trinity Lutheran Church
Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Premiere storytelling event of the year – filled with laughs, memories, truth and an occasional tear. Great snacks, door prizes and free parking come with admission. “The Moth” storytelling winners are featured tellers. Not to …

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Ann Arbor Storyteller’s Guild: Storyfest Family Fun Concert 2:00 pm
Ann Arbor Storyteller’s Guild: Storyfest Family Fun Concert @ AADL Pittsfield
Nov 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Free storytelling concert for children ages 4 and up. A beautiful handmade quilt will be given to one lucky winner. A family event especially for children. Pittsfield Branch of the Ann Arbor Library, 2359 Oak …

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Toastmasters Meeting 7:00 pm
Toastmasters Meeting @ Sweetwaters
Nov 14 @ 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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Books Talk: Beth Genne: Dance Me a Song, and Naomi Andre: Black Opera 3:00 am
Books Talk: Beth Genne: Dance Me a Song, and Naomi Andre: Black Opera @ 1405 East Quad
Nov 16 @ 3:00 am – 5:00 am
In Black Opera: History, Power, Engagement (published May 4, 2018), Naomi André draws on the experiences of performers and audiences to explore this music’s resonance with today’s listeners. Interacting with creators and performers, as well …

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Ann Arbor Poetry: Cozine Welch 7:00 pm
Ann Arbor Poetry: Cozine Welch @ Espresso Royale
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 2 @ 8:30 pm
Performance by this RC Prison Creative Arts Project instructor, who was incarcerated at age 17 and released just last year, after serving 18 years. His free verse poems explore the dehumanization of mass incarceration and …

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The Moth Storyslam: Fear 7:30 pm
The Moth Storyslam: Fear @ Greyline
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Nov. 6 & 20. Open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. Each month 10 storytellers are selected at random from among those …

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Poetry and the Written Word: Ken Mikolowski 7:00 pm
Poetry and the Written Word: Ken Mikolowski @ Crazy Wisdom
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ken Mikolowski is the author of six books of poetry, most recently THAT THAT. His poems have been recorded by the Frank Carlberg Group and Michael Gould. Mikolowski taught poetry writing at the RC for …

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Lecture: Angela Dillard: Civil Rights Conservatism and the Ironies of ‘Monumental’ History 4:00 pm
Lecture: Angela Dillard: Civil Rights Conservatism and the Ironies of ‘Monumental’ History @ Rackham Amphitheater
Nov 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Lecture by U-M Afroamerican and African studies professor and former RC director Angela Dillard. 4 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre (4th floor). Free. 615-6667.
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RC Players: Bright Half Life 8:00 pm
RC Players: Bright Half Life @ Keene Theatre, East Quad
Nov 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nov. 30 & Dec. 1. RC student Maddie Lukomski directs RC students in Tanya Barfield’s 2014 LAMBDA award-winning emotionally searing 2-character play about a deeply committed but ultimately doomed interracial lesbian relationship. 8 p.m., Keene Theatre, …

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