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Webster Reading Series: Justin Balog and Rachel Ann Girty 7:00 pm
Webster Reading Series: Justin Balog and Rachel Ann Girty @ UMMA
Feb 1 @ 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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Ann Arbor Poetry: Thea Rowe and Aldo Girard 7:00 pm
Ann Arbor Poetry: Thea Rowe and Aldo Girard @ Espresso Royale
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Performances by these two 2018 Ann Arbor Youth Poetry Slam finalists. 7 p.m. Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. $5 suggested donation. facebook.com/AnnArborPoetry  
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Suzanne Dalton: A Year Lost, A Life Gained 7:00 pm
Suzanne Dalton: A Year Lost, A Life Gained @ Literati
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us as we welcome author Suzanne Dalton who will be sharing her new memoir A Year Lost, a Life Gained: Fighting Breast Cancer with Wit, Humor, Friends and a Perky Poodle. About A Year Lost, a …

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RC Fireside Chat: Writing Life and Publishing 6:00 pm
RC Fireside Chat: Writing Life and Publishing @ East Quad Greene Lounge
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Hosted by the RC Student Union, the event features RC creative writing head Laura Thomas, local author Michael Ferro, and LSA creative writing major Necko Fanning.
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
Feb 5 @ 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 Mathematics of the Breath and …

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I Am Making History 7:00 pm
I Am Making History @ AADL Downtown Multipurpose Room
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Neutral Zone teens present a program of storytelling and spoken word performances on the theme of making history on their own terms. 7-8 p.m., AADL Downtown multipurpose rm. Free. 327-4200.
The Moth Storyslam: Delusions 7:30 pm
The Moth Storyslam: Delusions @ Greyline
Feb 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
 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 themes are “Delusions” (Feb. 5) …

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Writing Workshop: Telling Your Story: The Power of Words 6:30 pm
Writing Workshop: Telling Your Story: The Power of Words @ Ypsilanti District Library (Whittaker)
Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
What is your story? Why is it important? What can we learn about ourselves and others when we put pen to paper to tell our stories? In this two-part writing workshop, staff from EMU’s Office …

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Veronica Kirin: Stories of Elders: What the Greatest Generation Knows About Technology That You Don’t 7:00 pm
Veronica Kirin: Stories of Elders: What the Greatest Generation Knows About Technology That You Don’t @ Nicola's Books
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for a presentation featuring cultural anthropologist Veronica Kirin, the author of Stories of Elders: What the Greatest Generation Knows About Technology that You Don’t. In 2015, Kirin drove 11,000 miles across more than 40 states …

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Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Feb 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Every Wed. Members read and discuss poems around themes TBA. Followed by collaborative writing games and exercises. Attendees invited to read their poems. Snacks & socializing. 8-10 p.m., Argus Farm Stop greenhouse, 325 W. Liberty. $5 …

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Fiction at Literati: Caleb Roehrig: Death Prefers Blondes 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Caleb Roehrig: Death Prefers Blondes @ Literati
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is thrilled to welcome author Caleb Roehrig who will be sharing his new novel Death Prefers Blondes. About Death Prefers Blondes: Teenage socialite Margo Manning leads a dangerous double life. By day, she dodges the paparazzi …

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Zell Visiting Writers: Ada Limon 5:30 pm
Zell Visiting Writers: Ada Limon @ U-M Museum of Art Stern Auditorium
Feb 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Literati is proud to be partnering with the Helen Zell Writers Program to host poet Ada Limón at the University of Michigan Art Museum Helmet Stern Auditorium. Ada Limón is the author of four books of poetry, including Bright …

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Edwards Reading Series: Annesha Sengupta, Kassy Lee, Carl Levigne, and Jennifer Huang 7:00 pm
Edwards Reading Series: Annesha Sengupta, Kassy Lee, Carl Levigne, and Jennifer Huang @ Literati
Feb 8 @ 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. This istallment features Annesha Sengupta, …

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Madeleine Albright: Fascism: A Warning 7:30 pm
Madeleine Albright: Fascism: A Warning @ Michigan Theater
Feb 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Michigan Theater and Nicola’s Books will host a conversation with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on the threat of fascism and how we can avoid repeating the tragic errors of the past, in connection …

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Panel Discussion: Elemental: A Collection of Michigan Creative Nonfiction 7:00 pm
Panel Discussion: Elemental: A Collection of Michigan Creative Nonfiction @ Literati
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is excited to host this special panel discussion with contributors from the new book Elemental: A Collection of Creative Nonfiction About Elemental: A Collection of Creative Nonfiction: Elemental: A Collection of Michigan Creative Nonfiction comes to us …

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Reading: Café Shapiro 7:00 pm
Reading: Café Shapiro @ Shapiro Undergraduate Library Lobby
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Feb. 11, 12, 18, 19, & 21. U-M students, nominated by their instructors, read their poems and short stories. Today includes RC writing student Jenna Vallina. Light refreshments. 7-8:30 p.m., U-M Shapiro Undergrad Library Lobby, …

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Reading: Café Shapiro 7:00 pm
Reading: Café Shapiro @ Shapiro Undergraduate Library Lobby
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Feb. 11, 12, 18, 19, & 21. U-M students, nominated by their instructors, read their poems and short stories. Today includes RC writing student Kelly Christensen. Light refreshments. 7-8:30 p.m., U-M Shapiro Undergrad Library Lobby, …

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Telling Your Story: The Power of Words 6:30 pm
Telling Your Story: The Power of Words @ Ypsilanti District Library - Whitaker Branch
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
What is your story? Why is it important? What can we learn about ourselves and others when we put pen to paper to tell our stories? In this two-part writing workshop, staff from EMU’s Office …

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Poetry and the Written Word: Open Mike 7:00 pm
Poetry and the Written Word: Open Mike @ Crazy Wisdom
Feb 13 @ 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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Stephen Ward: James Boggs at 100: A Legacy and Lineage of Radical Social Change in Detroit 7:00 pm
Stephen Ward: James Boggs at 100: A Legacy and Lineage of Radical Social Change in Detroit @ Literati
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
James and Grace Lee Boggs left a remarkable legacy through their shared activism, writing, and mentoring. To mark what would be James Boggs’s 100th birthday Spring 2019, the James and Grace Lee Boggs Center in …

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Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Feb 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Every Wed. Members read and discuss poems around themes TBA. Followed by collaborative writing games and exercises. Attendees invited to read their poems. Snacks & socializing. 8-10 p.m., Argus Farm Stop greenhouse, 325 W. Liberty. $5 …

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Zell Visiting Writers: Major Jackson 5:30 pm
Zell Visiting Writers: Major Jackson @ U-M Museum of Art Stern Auditorium
Feb 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Literati is proud to be partnering with the Helen Zell Writers Program to host poet Major Jackson at the University of Michigan Art Museum Helmet Stern Auditorium. Major Jackson is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, among …

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Jas Obrecht: Stone Free: Jimi Hendrix in London, September 1966-June 1967 7:00 pm
Jas Obrecht: Stone Free: Jimi Hendrix in London, September 1966-June 1967 @ Literati
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us as we welcome author and award-winning music journalist Jas Obrecht as he shares his new book Stone Free: Jimi Hendrix in London September 1966 – June 1967. About Stone Free: A compelling portrait of rock’s …

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Open Mike and Share: Bryan Theo 7:00 pm
Open Mike and Share: Bryan Theo @ Bookbound
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Poets invited to read their own work, or a favorite poem by another writer, on the theme of love. Acclaimed Lao American writer (and Steiner High School grad) Bryan Thao Worra reads his speculative poetry exploring memory …

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Caryl Churchill Festival: Drunk Enough To Say I Love You? And Here We Go 7:30 pm
Caryl Churchill Festival: Drunk Enough To Say I Love You? And Here We Go @ Keene Theater, East Quad
Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Feb. 14, 16, 22, & 23 (different programs). U-M students and faculty perform staged readings of works by this acclaimed English playwright in honor of her 80th birthday. Today: The 2006 play Drunk Enough to Say I Love You?, an …

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Caryl Churchill Festival: Love and Information 7:30 pm
Caryl Churchill Festival: Love and Information @ Keene Theater, East Quad
Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Feb. 14, 16, 22, & 23 (different programs). U-M students and faculty perform staged readings of works by this acclaimed English playwright in honor of her 80th birthday. Today: U-M drama students in 2 different Residential College drama …

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Margit Strassburger: Bonjour Berlin 5:00 pm
Margit Strassburger: Bonjour Berlin @ Keene Theater, East Quad
Feb 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
German actor Margit Stra�burger sings cabaret songs set to poetry by German Jewish poet Mascha Kaleko that longs for pre 1933-Berlin. In German with piano accompaniment by Toledo-based pianist Michelle Papenfuss. Q&A follows. 5-7 p.m., …

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Ann Arbor Poetry: Frances Kai-Hwa Wang 7:00 pm
Ann Arbor Poetry: Frances Kai-Hwa Wang @ Espresso Royale
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Reading by this local writer (and Observer contributor), who has published prose poetry, personal essays, and news articles. 7 p.m. Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. $5 suggested donation. facebook.com/AnnArborPoetry.  
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Carolyn Dunn: Anishaabe Theatre Exchange Residency 4:30 pm
Carolyn Dunn: Anishaabe Theatre Exchange Residency @ 2435 North Quad
Feb 18 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Scholar, poet and playwright Dr. Carolyn Dunn will lecture on the aesthetics of Native and Indigenous Theater. Dunn was born in Southern California and is of Cherokee, Muscogee Creek, Seminole, Cajun, French Creole, and Tunica-Biloxi …

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RC Lecture: Mark Jonathan Harris: Displaced Children in an Uncertain World 6:30 pm
RC Lecture: Mark Jonathan Harris: Displaced Children in an Uncertain World @ Rm 1423, East Quad
Feb 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This lecture is on Foster Care and Orphans of War with Mark Jonathan Harris, producer, known for Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport (2000), The Long Way Home (1997) and Breaking Point: …

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Kate Tucker: The Joy of Reading Drama 7:00 pm
Kate Tucker: The Joy of Reading Drama @ Literati
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Using contemporary plays, together we’ll explore how to read drama and why it’s important. Plays are a powerful tool to ignite conversations about issues that are often challenging to discuss and they give voice to …

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Reading: Café Shapiro 7:00 pm
Reading: Café Shapiro @ Shapiro Undergraduate Library Lobby
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Feb. 11, 12, 18, 19, & 21. U-M students, nominated by their instructors, read their poems and short stories. Light refreshments. 7-8:30 p.m., U-M Shapiro Undergrad Library Lobby, 919 South University. Free. 764-7493.
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Fiction at Literati: Maryse Meijer: RAG 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Maryse Meijer: RAG @ Literati
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is thrilled to welcome author Maryse Meijer who will be sharing her new collection of stories RAG. About RAG: From the author of Heartbreaker, a disquieting collection tracing the destructive consequences of the desire for connection A …

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Jim Glenn: A History of the English Language: Influences on American English 7:00 pm
Jim Glenn: A History of the English Language: Influences on American English @ AADL Westgate
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Local storyteller and language maven Jim Glenn continues his series on English by taking a lively look at cultural influences on the American dialect. Learn the origins of words and phrases that have entered common speech …

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Jim Glenn: A History of the English Language: The Story of American English (Part 3) 7:00 pm
Jim Glenn: A History of the English Language: The Story of American English (Part 3) @ AADL Westgate
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Local storyteller Jim Glenn performs the 3rd part of his storytelling program on the history of English, focusing on the influence of immigrants and various historical events on American English. For grade 8-adult. 7-8:30 p.m., AADL Westgate. …

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Juan Cole: Muhammad: Prophet of Peace and the Clash of Empires 7:00 pm
Juan Cole: Muhammad: Prophet of Peace and the Clash of Empires @ Nicola's Books
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for an evening featuring Juan Cole. Juan is an Ann Arbor local and professor of history at the University of Michigan. A revered public intellectual, he is the author and creator of the …

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Reading: Café Shapiro 7:00 pm
Reading: Café Shapiro @ Shapiro Undergraduate Library Lobby
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Feb. 11, 12, 18, 19, & 21. U-M students, nominated by their instructors, read their poems and short stories. Light refreshments. 7-8:30 p.m., U-M Shapiro Undergrad Library Lobby, 919 South University. Free. 764-7493.
The Moth Storyslam: Flight 7:30 pm
The Moth Storyslam: Flight @ Greyline
Feb 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
 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 themes are “Delusions” (Feb. 5) …

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Fiction at Literati: Susan Dennard: Bloodwitch 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Susan Dennard: Bloodwitch @ Literati
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is thrilled to welcome back author Susan Dennard who will be sharing her new novel Bloodwitch, the latest in the Witchlands series. About Bloodwitch: Susan Dennard’s New York Times bestselling, young adult epic fantasy Witchlands series continues with …

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Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Feb 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Every Wed. Members read and discuss poems around themes TBA. Followed by collaborative writing games and exercises. Attendees invited to read their poems. Snacks & socializing. 8-10 p.m., Argus Farm Stop greenhouse, 325 W. Liberty. $5 …

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Author’s Forum: Afro-Dog: Blackness and the Animal Question (a conversation with Benedicte Boisseron and Aliyah Khan) 5:30 pm
Author’s Forum: Afro-Dog: Blackness and the Animal Question (a conversation with Benedicte Boisseron and Aliyah Khan) @ Hatcher Library, Room 100
Feb 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Bénédicte Boisseron (Afro-American and African studies) and Aliyah Khan(English, Afro-American and African studies) discuss Boisseron’s new book Afro-Dog, which investigates the relationship between race and the animal in the history and culture of the Americas and the black …

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Randall Jelks: Faith and Struggle in the Livs of Four African Americans: Ethel Waters, Mary Lou Williams, Eldridge Cleaver, and Muhammad Ali 7:00 pm
Randall Jelks: Faith and Struggle in the Livs of Four African Americans: Ethel Waters, Mary Lou Williams, Eldridge Cleaver, and Muhammad Ali @ Nicola's Books
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for an in conversation event featuring award winning author Dr. Randal Jelks, where he will discuss his most recent work, Faith and Struggle in the Lives of Four African Americans: Ethel Waters, Mary Lou …

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Reading: Café Shapiro 7:00 pm
Reading: Café Shapiro @ Shapiro Undergraduate Library Lobby
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Feb. 11, 12, 18, 19, & 21. U-M students, nominated by their instructors, read their poems and short stories. Today includes RC writing student Jazzaray James. Light refreshments. 7-8:30 p.m., U-M Shapiro Undergrad Library Lobby, …

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In Conversation: Artist David Opdyke with writer Lawrence Weschler 1:00 pm
In Conversation: Artist David Opdyke with writer Lawrence Weschler @ Institute for the Humanities, Common Room 1022
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
I2019 Efroymson Emerging Artist David Opdyke and writer Lawrence Weschler discuss Opdyke’s current exhibition, Paved with Good Intentions, and the relationship between culture, politics, the environment and art in a contemporary landscape fraught with disorder and turmoil. Read Weschler’s New York …

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Caroiyn Dunn: Three Sisters 7:00 pm
Caroiyn Dunn: Three Sisters @ East Quad Keene Theater
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Anishinaabe Theatre Exchange artists will be in residence at the University of Michigan campus from February 16-23, 2019, culminating in two performances of the new play by Carolyn Dunn, Three Sisters. The Anishinaabe Theatre Exchange …

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Caryl Churchill Festival: Top Girls, The Skriker 7:00 pm
Caryl Churchill Festival: Top Girls, The Skriker @ Walgreen Drama Center Newman Studio
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Feb. 14, 16, 22, & 23 (different programs). U-M students and faculty perform staged readings of works by this acclaimed English playwright in honor of her 80th birthday. Tonight: Top Girls (7 p.m.), the groundbreaking 1982 indictment of Thatcherism …

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Fiction at Literati: Rachel DeWoskin: Someday We Will Fly 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Rachel DeWoskin: Someday We Will Fly @ Literati
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is thrilled to host author Rachel DeWosking who will be visitng to share her latest YA novel Someday We Will Fly: About Someday We Will Fly: From the author of Blind, a heart-wrenching coming-of-age story set during …

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Arjun Alva: Adventures of Jimmy Hailbuster 3:00 pm
Arjun Alva: Adventures of Jimmy Hailbuster @ Nicola's Books
Feb 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us for a talk and signing with Arjun Alva. Arjun is a 6th Grader at Forsythe Middle School here in Ann Arbor. Arjun has always loved writing. It took him around 6 months to …

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Caryl Churchill Festival: Escaped Alone, Cloud Nine, Seven Jewish Children 3:00 pm
Caryl Churchill Festival: Escaped Alone, Cloud Nine, Seven Jewish Children @ Walgreen Drama Center Newman Studio
Feb 23 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Feb. 14, 16, 22, & 23 (different programs). U-M students and faculty perform staged readings of works by this acclaimed English playwright in honor of her 80th birthday. Today: the 2017 play Escaped Alone (3 p.m.),a brisk 55-minute surrealist set …

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Caryl Churchill Festival: Leigh Woods: Caryl Churchill at 80 5:00 pm
Caryl Churchill Festival: Leigh Woods: Caryl Churchill at 80 @ Mendellsohn Theatre
Feb 23 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
U-M theater studies professor Leigh Woods gives a lecture on “Caryl Churchill at 80” (5 p.m.) at Mendelssohn Theatre.  
32nd Annual Storytelling Festival 7:30 pm
32nd Annual Storytelling Festival @ The Ark
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Feb. 23 & 24 (different programs). Performances for adults (Sat.) & families (Sun.) by 3 top storytellers from around the country. Headliner is Hand Christian Andersen Storytelling Center (NYC) director Laura Simms, an internationally celebrated veteran storyteller whose …

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32nd Annual Storytelling Festival 1:30 pm
32nd Annual Storytelling Festival @ The Ark
Feb 24 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Feb. 23 & 24 (different programs). Performances for adults (Sat.) & families (Sun.) by 3 top storytellers from around the country. Headliner is Hand Christian Andersen Storytelling Center (NYC) director Laura Simms, an internationally celebrated veteran storyteller whose …

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RC Drama Concentration: Lysistrata 7:30 pm
RC Drama Concentration: Lysistrata @ Keene Theater, East Quad
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Kate Mendeloff directs U-M drama students in Aristophanes’ bawdy masterpiece of classical Greek comedy about war-weary Athenian wives who decide to withhold their favors from their husbands until the warring ceases. Both sides suffer from …

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Dr. Leonardo Trasande: Sicker, Fatter, Poorer, and Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha: What the Eyes Don’t See 4:30 pm
Dr. Leonardo Trasande: Sicker, Fatter, Poorer, and Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha: What the Eyes Don’t See @ School of Public Health
Feb 25 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Literati is proud to partner with the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health to have copies of Dr. Leonardo Trasande’s Sicker, Fatter, Poorer and Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha’s What the Eyes Don’t See available for purchase at this event. Come …

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Lecture: Gillian Eaton: Displaced Children in an Uncertain World 6:30 pm
Lecture: Gillian Eaton: Displaced Children in an Uncertain World @ Room 1423 East Quad
Feb 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This lecture is on Victim/Persecutor with Gillian Eaton, award-winning actress, director, and Prof. U-M School of Theatre, Music and Dance. Room 1423, East Quadrangle, 701 East University, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. rc.communications@umich.edu https://lsa.umich.edu/rc/news-events/all-events.detail.html/59958-14803944.html
Fiction at Literati: Anissa Gray: The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Anissa Gray: The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls @ Literati
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is honored to welcome author Anissa Gray who will be reading from and discussing her debut novel The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls. About The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls: The Butler …

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Skazat! Poetry Series: Mike Zhai 7:00 pm
Skazat! Poetry Series: Mike Zhai @ Sweetwaters
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Reading by Mike Zhai, founder of One Pause Poetry Salon. The program begins with open mike readings. 7-8:30 p.m., Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, 123 W. Washington. Free. 994-6663.
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An Evening with Irene Butter 7:00 pm
An Evening with Irene Butter @ Ypsilanti District Library - Whitaker Branch
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
YDL is honored to welcome Holocaust survivor, professor, and author Irene Butter. Her memoir, Shores Beyond Shores, details her journey during the Holocaust and explores how the heart keeps its humanity during inhumane times. Dr. …

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Poetry and the Written Word: Tom Brzezina and Lynn Gilbert 7:00 pm
Poetry and the Written Word: Tom Brzezina and Lynn Gilbert @ Crazy Wisdom
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Featured Readers: Tom Brzezina has had work in Chiron, Rusty Truck, Red Fez, Third Wednesday, Peninsula Poets, and The 5-2. His poems draw heavily upon drug experiences of his youth, the underbelly of society, and …

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Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Feb 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Every Wed. Members read and discuss poems around themes TBA. Followed by collaborative writing games and exercises. Attendees invited to read their poems. Snacks & socializing. 8-10 p.m., Argus Farm Stop greenhouse, 325 W. Liberty. $5 …

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Fiction at Literati: Vernon Smith: The Green Ghetto 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Vernon Smith: The Green Ghetto @ Literati
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is excited to welcome author Vernon Smith who will be sharing his new novel The Green Ghetto. About The Green Ghetto: Mitchell Hosowich is pleased as a puppy with two tails that the great American rust-out …

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