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Laura Pershin Raynor and Lori Fithian: Drumming Up Stories 4:00 pm
Laura Pershin Raynor and Lori Fithian: Drumming Up Stories @ AADL Downtown
Jan 3 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
AADL storyteller Laura Pershin Raynor and local drum teacher Lori Fithian lead a storytelling program with movement and music for kids in grades preK-3. 4-4:45 p.m., AADL Downtown Youth Story Corner, 343 S. Fifth Ave. …

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Emerging Writers: The 19 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes 7:00 pm
Emerging Writers: The 19 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes @ AADL Westgate
Jan 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Talk by local short story writer Alex Kourvo and young adult novelist Bethany Neal. For adult and teen (grade 6 & up) fiction and nonfiction writers. Also, Kourvo and Neal host an open house for …

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The Moth Storyslam: Backwards 7:30 pm
The Moth Storyslam: Backwards @ Greyline
Jan 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Jan. 8 & 15. Open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit that also produces a weekly public radio show. Ten storytellers are selected at random to tell a 3-5 minute story–this month’s …

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Poetry and the Written Word: Open Mike 7:00 pm
Poetry and the Written Word: Open Mike @ Crazy Wisdom
Jan 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Poetry workshop. All writers welcome to share and discuss their poetry or short fiction. BRING ABOUT SIX COPIES OF YOUR WORK. COPIES WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU. Hosted by Joe Kelty, Ed Morin, and Dave …

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Edwards Reading Series 7:00 pm
Edwards Reading Series @ Literati
Jan 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is proud to partner with the Helen Zell Writers’ Program to host the J. Edgar Edwards Reading Series, a reading series organized by first year poetry and fiction students. 
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The Moth Storyslam: Drive 7:30 pm
The Moth Storyslam: Drive @ Greyline
Jan 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Jan. 8 & 15. Open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit that also produces a weekly public radio show. Ten storytellers are selected at random to tell a 3-5 minute story–this month’s …

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Zilka Joseph: Sharp Blue Search of Flame 1:00 pm
Zilka Joseph: Sharp Blue Search of Flame @ Zion Lutheran Church
Jan 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
All area women invited to a reading by this Michigan poet, whose 2016 collection, Sharp Blue Search of Flame, includes dark, brooding poems that reflect her Jewish Indian roots and her experiences in Eastern and Western cultures. …

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Wieseneck Symposium: Hebrew Literature Today: Israeli and Global Perspectives 1:30 pm
Wieseneck Symposium: Hebrew Literature Today: Israeli and Global Perspectives @ Rackham Amphitheater
Jan 17 @ 1:30 pm – 7:45 pm
1:30-3:30 pm – Roundtable in Hebrew: Readings of texts and discussion with UM faculty and graduate students: Maya Barzilai, Yael Kenan, Nadav Linial, Marina Mayorski, Shachar Pinsker 4:00-5:30 pm – Panel in English: Discussion with …

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Webster Reading Series: Erika Nestor and Pemi Aguda 7:00 pm
Webster Reading Series: Erika Nestor and Pemi Aguda @ UMMA
Jan 18 @ 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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Skazat! Poetry Series: Jill Darling 7:00 pm
Skazat! Poetry Series: Jill Darling @ Sweetwaters
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Reading by local poet Jill Darling. She is the author of the poetry collections (re)iteration(s), a geography of syntax, Solve For, begin with may: a series of moments, and two collaborative chapbooks with Laura Wetherington …

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Kentaro Toyami: The Future of Work 10:00 am
Kentaro Toyami: The Future of Work @ Towsley Auditorium, Lawrence Bldg, Washtenaw Community College
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Literati is proud to be the bookseller at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of Ann Arbor’s event with Kentaro Toyama at the Washtenaw Community College. The Future of Work Speaker’s Synopsis: Will artificial intelligence (AI) …

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Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild 2:00 pm
Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild @ AADL 3rd floor
Jan 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
All invited to listen to guild members swap stories or bring their own to tell. 2-4 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library 3rd fl. Freespace, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. annarborstorytelling.org .          
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Emerging Writers: Open House 7:00 pm
Emerging Writers: Open House @ AADL Westgate
Jan 28 @ 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. 7-8:45 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.  
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Author’s Forum: Let Me Sing and I’m Happy: A Conversation with Joan Morris and Daniel Herwitz 5:30 pm
Author’s Forum: Let Me Sing and I’m Happy: A Conversation with Joan Morris and Daniel Herwitz @ Hatcher Library, Room 100
Jan 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Mezzo-soprano Joan Morris and U-M Professor Daniel Herwitz discuss Morris’ new book Let Me Sing and I’m Happy: The Memoir and Handbook of a Singing Actress. Followed by Q & A.  Let Me Sing and I’m …

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Hopwood Underclass Awards Ceremony: Raquel Salas Rivers 5:30 pm
Hopwood Underclass Awards Ceremony: Raquel Salas Rivers @ Rackham Auditorium
Jan 30 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Literati is pleased to be on hand as a bookseller for the University of Michigan Hopwood Awards Ceremony, featuring a reading from Raquel Salas Rivera.  Please join the Hopwoods Award Program as they celebrate the winners of …

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Hopwood Underclass Awards Ceremony: Natasha Trethewey 6:00 pm
Hopwood Underclass Awards Ceremony: Natasha Trethewey @ Rackham Auditorium
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Please join us as we celebrate the fall winners of the 2018-19 Hopwood Underclassmen awards, which includes RC writing students and U-M students taking RC writing classes. Following the announcement of the awards, there will …

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