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5th Annual Ann Arbor 50 First Jokes 8:00 pm
5th Annual Ann Arbor 50 First Jokes @ The Ark
Jan 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Fifty comics from around Michigan, both veterans and upstarts, take turns telling the 1st joke they’ve written in 2018. Similar events, which began at the Bell House in Brooklyn more than a decade ago, now …

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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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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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Sid Smith: Greg Grieco’s Canio’s Secret: A Memoir of Ethnicity, Electricity, and My Immigrant Grandfather’s Wisdom 7:00 pm
Sid Smith: Greg Grieco’s Canio’s Secret: A Memoir of Ethnicity, Electricity, and My Immigrant Grandfather’s Wisdom @ Literati
Jan 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is honored to host Sid Smith who will be sharing her husband’s book Canio’s Secret: A Memoir of Ethnicity, Electricity, and my Immigrant Grandfather’s Wisdom about the life of his grandfather Canio Grieco About Canio’s Secret: In …

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Arthur Nusbaum: Starting from San Francisco: Thomas Rain Crowe in Conversation with Third Mind Books 7:00 pm
Arthur Nusbaum: Starting from San Francisco: Thomas Rain Crowe in Conversation with Third Mind Books @ Nicola's Books
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for a presentation by Arthur Nusbaum, Third Mind Books. He will be sharing his most recent book Starting from San Franciso: Thomas Rain Crowe in Conversation with Third Mind Books. He will be presenting …

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Meena Puri: Healing Your Relationship with Food – The Ayurveda Answer 7:00 pm
Meena Puri: Healing Your Relationship with Food – The Ayurveda Answer @ Crazy Wisdom
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Meena Puri: Healing Your Relationship with Food – The Ayurveda Answer @ Crazy Wisdom
Author Event – Healing Your Relationship with Food – The Ayurveda Answer with Meena Puri Jan 15th 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. – There is no diet that will get to the real problem facing many Americans …

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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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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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MLK Day Lecture: Michael Eric Dyson 2:00 pm
MLK Day Lecture: Michael Eric Dyson @ Hatcher Library, Room 100
Jan 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
This Georgetown University sociology professor and New York Times opinion writer–a Detroit native–discusses MLK and African American leadership in the 21st century. 2-4:30 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free. 764-7522.
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Panel Discussion: Black Opera: History, Power, Engagement 3:30 pm
Panel Discussion: Black Opera: History, Power, Engagement @ 2239 Lane Hall
Jan 22 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Panel discussion on U-M Afroamerican and African studies professor Naomi André’s book, with André, RC and U-M women’s studies professor Abigail Stewart, and U-M musicology professor Gabriela Cruz. 3:30 p.m., 2239 Lane Hall, 204 S. …

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Poetry and the Written Word: Hannah Ensor, Suzi F. Garcia 7:00 pm
Poetry and the Written Word: Hannah Ensor, Suzi F. Garcia @ Crazy Wisdom
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Featured Readers: Hannah Ensor, a poet living in Ypsilanti, RC alum, and assistant director the Hopwood Program, has published on topics of pop culture, sports, and mass media. She co-wrote the chapbook, at the intersection …

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Bill Wylie-Kellerman: Dying Well 7:00 pm
Bill Wylie-Kellerman: Dying Well @ Nicola's Books
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Retired Detroit minister Bill Wylie-Kellerman discusses his new book about his wife’s illness and death, written from his spiritual perspective. Signing.
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Sarah Messer, Kidder Smith, and Ikkyu: Transformation, Aesthetics, and Beauty 7:00 pm
Sarah Messer, Kidder Smith, and Ikkyu: Transformation, Aesthetics, and Beauty @ Literati
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Transformation, Aesthetics, and Beauty: Translating Zen Master Ikkyu and Classical Chinese Poetry Translators Sarah Messer and Kidder Smith will introduce Zen Master Ikkyu, an unconventional 14th century enlightened Zen Master who wrote poems in Classical …

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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: 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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