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Jennifer Traig: Act Natural 7:00 pm
Jennifer Traig: Act Natural @ Literati
Jan 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is thrilled to welcome author Jennifer Traig who will be sharing her new book Act Natural: A Cultural History of Misadventures in Parenting.  About Act Natural: From a distinctive, inimitable voice, a wickedly funny and fascinating …

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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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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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Fiction at Literati: Peter Leonard 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Peter Leonard @ Literati
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is excited to welcome author Peter Leonard who will be sharing his new book Raylan Goes to Detroit, the latest novel in the Raylan Givens series. About Raylan Goes to Detroit: After an altercation with his superiors …

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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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Steve Daut: Telling Twain 2:00 pm
Steve Daut: Telling Twain @ Dexter Downtown Library
Jan 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 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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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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Book Signing: C.A. Collins: Sunshine through the Rain 7:00 pm
Book Signing: C.A. Collins: Sunshine through the Rain @ Nicola's Books
Jan 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for a signing with C.A. Collins, of her new book Sunshine through the Rain. Ms. Collins was born and raised in the Deep South where sweet tea, seafood gumbo, and “bless your heart” were commonplace. …

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Michelle Kuo: Reading with Patrick 7:00 pm
Michelle Kuo: Reading with Patrick @ Rackham Auditorium
Jan 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This acclaimed writer reads from Reading with Patrick, her memoir about teaching underprivileged students in Helena (AR) and her relationship with a gifted student who was later jailed for murder. The book is this year’s Washtenaw Reads …

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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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Book Signing: Joe Koenig: Getting the Truth: I Am D.B. Cooper 7:00 pm
Book Signing: Joe Koenig: Getting the Truth: I Am D.B. Cooper @ Nicola's Books
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
It’s considered one of America’s most notorious unsolved mysteries. Many remember the night of November 24, 1971 when we learned a man named D.B. Cooper hijacked the NWA flight 305. Now, for the first time, …

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Fiction at Literati: Stephen Mack Jones: Lives Laid Away 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Stephen Mack Jones: Lives Laid Away @ Literati
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is excited to welcome author Stephen Mack Jones who will be discussing his latest novel Lives Laid Away, follow-up to his award-winning novel August Snow. About Lives Laid Away: Detroit ex-cop August Snow takes up vigilante justice when …

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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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Fiction at Literati: Kristen Roupenian: You Know You Want This: “Cat Person” and Other Stories 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Kristen Roupenian: You Know You Want This: “Cat Person” and Other Stories @ Literati
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is thrilled to welcome author Kristen Roupenian who will be sharing her new collection You Know You Want This: “Cat Person” and Other Stories. About You Know You Want This: From the author of “Cat Person”–“the …

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David Stephen Calonne: The Mathematics of the Breath and the Way 7:00 pm
David Stephen Calonne: The Mathematics of the Breath and the Way @ Literati
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is excited to welcome David Stephen Calonne who will be presenting this new collection of Charles Bukowski’s work The Mathematics of the Breath and the Way: On Writers and Writing. About The Mathematicsc of the Breath …

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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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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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MLK Lecture: James Forman, Jr.: Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America 4:00 pm
MLK Lecture: James Forman, Jr.: Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America @ 1010 Weiser Hall
Jan 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Yale law professor James Forman, Jr. reads from his Pulitzer-winning book examining the response by African American elected officials and citizens to the surge in crime and drug addiction that began in the 1970s. 4-5:30 p.m., 1010 …

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Zell Visiting Writers: Elif Batuman 5:30 pm
Zell Visiting Writers: Elif Batuman @ U-M Museum of Art Stern Auditorium
Jan 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Reading by this New Yorker staff writer, author of The Idiot, her 2017 comic novel set in 1995 about a Harvard student whose email relationship with a Hungarian math student leads her on a journey of self-discovery.
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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Brad Schwartz: Scarface and the Untouchable: Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the Battle for Chicago 7:00 pm
Brad Schwartz: Scarface and the Untouchable: Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the Battle for Chicago @ Literati
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is excited to welcome author Brad Schwartz who will be sharing his new history book Scarface and the Untouchable: Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and the Battle for Chicago. About Scarface and the Untouchable: In 1929, thirty-year-old …

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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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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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Joe Grimm: The Faygo Book 7:00 pm
Joe Grimm: The Faygo Book @ AADL Downtown 4th Floor
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
MSU journalism professor Joe Grimm reads from his new history of the iconic Detroit soda pop company, founded over a century ago by 2 Russian immigrant bakers who repurposed their cake frosting recipes for carbonated beverages. Introduction …

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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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Book Signing: Shannon Gibney: Dream Country 7:00 pm
Book Signing: Shannon Gibney: Dream Country @ Nicola's Books
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join author Shannon Gibney as she shares her new book Dream Country. In the book she spins a riveting tale of the nightmarish spiral of death and exile connecting America and Africa, and of how one …

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