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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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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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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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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.
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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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