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Hanukkah with Ann Epstein 7:00 pm
Hanukkah with Ann Epstein @ Jewish Community Center
Dec 4 @ 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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The Moth Storyslam: Roads 7:30 pm
The Moth Storyslam: Roads @ Greyline
Dec 4 @ 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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U-M Author’s Forum: Ian Fielding and Peggy McCracken: Transformations of Ovid in Late Antiquity 5:30 pm
U-M Author’s Forum: Ian Fielding and Peggy McCracken: Transformations of Ovid in Late Antiquity @ Hatcher Library, Room 100
Dec 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
U-M classical studies professor Ian Fielding and U-M French professor Peggy McCracken discuss Fielding’s book examining the importance of Ovid’s poetry of exile to the Latin poets writing in the social upheaval of the 4th-6th centuries, as …

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Jennifer Robertson: Robo Sapiens Japanicus: Robots, Gender, Family, and the Japanese Nation 3:00 pm
Jennifer Robertson: Robo Sapiens Japanicus: Robots, Gender, Family, and the Japanese Nation @ 2239 Lane Hall
Dec 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
U-M anthropology professor Jennifer Robertson reads from her new book about how Japanese robots reinforce conventional gender stereotypes and the political status quo. Panel discussion follows with U-M professors Joy Rohde (history) and Alexandra Stern …

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Steve Daut: Telling Twain 7:00 pm
Steve Daut: Telling Twain @ Serendipity Books
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Veteran Chelsea storyteller and writer Steve Daut, a Second City Comedy Club grad, reads from his new collection of classic Mark Twain stories he adapted for modern audiences. The book also contains historical and performance notes for …

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First Presbyterian Church Story Slam 4:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church Story Slam @ First Presbyterian Church
Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
All invited to an open mike storytelling session similar to The Moth, the nonprofit that sponsors storytelling events where people volunteer to tell a 3-5 minute true story. Followed at 5 p.m. by a reception …

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Poetry and the Written Word: Open Mike 7:00 pm
Poetry and the Written Word: Open Mike @ Crazy Wisdom
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Poetry workshop. All invited to read and discuss their poetry or short stories. Bring about 6 copies of your work to share. 7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757 Hosted by Joe Kelty, …

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Toastmasters Meeting 7:00 pm
Toastmasters Meeting @ Sweetwaters
Dec 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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Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild: Story Night 7:00 pm
Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild: Story Night @ Crazy Wisdom
Dec 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. This is the last performance until March 2019. 7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 …

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Elizabeth James, Ahnas Alzahabi, and Laura Raynor: Stories of Us 7:00 pm
Elizabeth James, Ahnas Alzahabi, and Laura Raynor: Stories of Us @ AADL Multipurpose Room
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
All-ages storytelling program with stories about migration, movement, exile, and belonging, featuring U-M Afroamerican and African outreach coordinator Elizabeth James, EMU Students Organize for Syria president Ahnas Alzahabi, and AADL storyteller Laura Raynor. 7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm., 343 …

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I Name This Body MINE: Poetry Night in Ann Arbor 7:00 pm
I Name This Body MINE: Poetry Night in Ann Arbor @ Mendelssohn Theater
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for an inspiring evening of original spoken word poetry and live music by Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti youth artists! Teen poets and musicians from the Neutral Zone will perform along with the featured …

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Rebecca Fortis: Writing Workshop for Adults 12:00 pm
Rebecca Fortis: Writing Workshop for Adults @ AADL Westgate
Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Local writer Rebecca Fortes, a U-M creative writing grad, leads a workshop to help participants tell their family and/or personal immigration stories. Noon-1:30 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.
John U. Bacon: Signing: The Great Halifax Explosion 3:00 pm
John U. Bacon: Signing: The Great Halifax Explosion @ Nicola's Books
Dec 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us for a holiday book signing with John U. Bacon. His book, The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism, became a national best seller when it was …

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Jim Glenn: A History of the English Language: The Renaissance to the 19th Century 7:00 pm
Jim Glenn: A History of the English Language: The Renaissance to the 19th Century @ AADL Westgate
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Local storyteller Jim Glenn performs the 2nd part of his storytelling program on the history of English, which ranges from Shakespeare and the King James Bible to the beginnings of American English. For grade 8-adult. 7-8:30 p.m., …

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The Moth Storyslam: Joy 7:30 pm
The Moth Storyslam: Joy @ Greyline
Dec 18 @ 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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Michelle Krell Kydd: Smell and Tell: The Storytelling Secrets of Optimus Yarnspinner 6:30 pm
Michelle Krell Kydd: Smell and Tell: The Storytelling Secrets of Optimus Yarnspinner @ AADL Downtown
Dec 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Local flavor and fragrance expert Michelle Krell Kydd, creator of the award-winning smell and taste blog Glass Petal Smoke, discusses incorporating scents with storytelling, an idea inspired by the protagonist of the urban fantasy series …

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