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Webster Reading Series: Colin Shephard and Augusta Funk 7:00 pm
Webster Reading Series: Colin Shephard and Augusta Funk @ UMMA
Mar 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: Jason B. Crawford 7:00 pm
Ann Arbor Poetry: Jason B. Crawford @ Espresso Royale
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Reading by this local poet and short story writer, a frequent performer at the Ann Arbor Pride and Motor City Pride celebrations whose 2016 chapbook, Stranded at Crossroads, explores in gritty, raw free verse what it means …

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Emerging Writers: Setting and Description 7:00 pm
Emerging Writers: Setting and Description @ AADL Westgate
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Local short story writer Alex Kourvo and young adult novelist Bethany Neal discuss different ways to use setting and description to highlight characters, actions, and themes. For adult and teen (grade 6 & up) fiction …

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Community High School’s Voice: Issue 1 7:00 pm
Community High School’s Voice: Issue 1 @ Literati
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is delighted to host the contributors to Community High School’s recently published literary magazine, VOICE: Issue 1, for a night of poetry and prose readings! VOICE is a student-run journal of literary and visual arts …

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The Moth Storyslam: Envy 7:30 pm
The Moth Storyslam: Envy @ Greyline
Mar 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 “Envy” (Mar. 5) …

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Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Mar 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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Grown Folks Story Time 7:00 pm
Grown Folks Story Time @ Bookbound
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Local writer (and Observer contributor) Patti Smith hosts a story time for adults, with storyteller Ken MacGregor and others. Pajamas encouraged. For adults only. 7 p.m., Bookbound, Courtyard Shops. Free. 369-4345.
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Poetry at Literati: Rob Halpern: Weak Link 7:00 pm
Poetry at Literati: Rob Halpern: Weak Link @ Literati
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is thrilled to welcome back poet Rob Halpern who will be reading from his new collection Weak Link Rob Halpern lives between San Francisco and Ypsilanti, Michigan, where he teaches at Eastern Michigan University and Huron Valley …

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Panel Discussion with Amal Hassan Fadlalla: Branding Humanity: Competing Narratives of Rights, Violence, and Global Citizenship 4:00 pm
Panel Discussion with Amal Hassan Fadlalla: Branding Humanity: Competing Narratives of Rights, Violence, and Global Citizenship @ 2239 Lane Hall
Mar 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
U-M African studies professor Amal Hassan Fadlalla is joined by other professors in a panel discussion of her book about Sudanese identity in relationship to violence in Sudan and how it was perceived by the world during …

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Roundtable: Control and the Carceral State 5:30 pm
Roundtable: Control and the Carceral State @ Hatcher Library, Room 100
Mar 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Part of the Carceral State Project, a year of dialogue about criminal justice, policing, imprisonment, inequality, and what we can do about it. Presented by the U-M Carceral State Project with support from the Department of …

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Poetry and the Written Word: Open Mike 7:00 pm
Poetry and the Written Word: Open Mike @ Crazy Wisdom
Mar 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 Jibson; …

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We Are Our Fathers’ Daughters 7:00 pm
We Are Our Fathers’ Daughters @ AADL Downtown 4th Floor
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Storytellers Josie Barnes Parker and Laura Pershin Raynor join musicians Betsy Beckerman and Sara Melton Keller for an evening of funny and touching tales and tunes. By sharing stories of adventures with their fathers, Josie …

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Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Mar 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
ONE PAUSE POETRY SALON is (literally) a greenhouse for poetry and poets, nurturing an appreciation for written art in all languages and encouraging experiments in creative writing. We meet every Weds in the greenhouse at …

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Michael Ferro: Title 13, and R.J. Fox: Awaiting Identification 7:00 pm
Michael Ferro: Title 13, and R.J. Fox: Awaiting Identification @ Nicola's Books
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
These 2 local writers discuss their work. Title 13 is Ferro’s recent debut novel about an alcoholic bureaucrat who struggles with mounting paranoia, his relationships with concerned family members, his dying grandmother, and a budding office romance. Awaiting …

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Open Mic and Share: David Jibson 7:00 pm
Open Mic and Share: David Jibson @ Bookbound
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
 This month we are hosting a full hour of open mic in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Our guest emcee is David Jibson, local poet & co-editor of Third Wednesday Magazine. Please join us to hear some …

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CLIFF 2019: Student Creative Reading 7:30 pm
CLIFF 2019: Student Creative Reading @ Literati
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Literati is pleased to be a part of the 23rd Annual CLIFF Conference to host the Student Creative Reading Event. U-M grad students were invited to submit creative pieces to read for up to five minutes …

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Ann Arbor Poetry: Eric Sirota 7:00 pm
Ann Arbor Poetry: Eric Sirota @ Espresso Royale
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ann Arbor Poetry hosts an open mic every 1st and 3rd Sunday, with feature poets whenever we can get them. Eric Sirota is a spoken word poet, author, public interest lawyer and proud member of …

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National Letter Writing Month Party 2:30 pm
National Letter Writing Month Party @ AADL Westgate, West Side Room
Mar 18 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Start your National Letter Writing Month off right with a letter and card writing party! We’ll have stationery, pens, envelopes, stamps, and stickers—you bring your address book! We’ll get you on track with ideas to …

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Emerging Writers: Open House 7:00 pm
Emerging Writers: Open House @ AADL Westgate
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
When Monday March 18, 2019: 7:00pm to 8:45pm Where Westgate Branch: West Side Room Description Come with questions, a work in progress, or an empty notebook. All writers are welcome in this casual, supportive environment. …

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Sweetland Writer to Writer: Ellen Muehlberger 7:00 pm
Sweetland Writer to Writer: Ellen Muehlberger @ Literati
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
U-M Near Eastern Studies and history professor Ellen Muehlberger is joined by a U-M Sweetland Center for Writing faculty member to discuss writing. 7 p.m., Literati, 124 E. Washington. Free. 585-5567.
The Moth Storyslam: Ruse 7:30 pm
The Moth Storyslam: Ruse @ Greyline
Mar 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 “Envy” (Mar. 5) …

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Author’s Forum: Christiane Gruber: The Praiseworthy One: The Prophet Muhammad in Islamic Texts and Images, in discussion with Juan Cole 6:00 pm
Author’s Forum: Christiane Gruber: The Praiseworthy One: The Prophet Muhammad in Islamic Texts and Images, in discussion with Juan Cole @ Hatcher Library, Gallery 100
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Christiane Gruber (history of art) and Juan Cole (history) discuss Gruber’s new book The Praiseworthy One: The Prophet Muhammad in Islamic Text and Images About the book:  In the wake of controversies over printing or displaying images of the …

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Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Mar 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
ONE PAUSE POETRY SALON is (literally) a greenhouse for poetry and poets, nurturing an appreciation for written art in all languages and encouraging experiments in creative writing. We meet every Weds in the greenhouse at …

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Webster Reading Series: Ian Burnette and Carl Lavigne 7:00 pm
Webster Reading Series: Ian Burnette and Carl Lavigne @ UMMA
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Mark Webster Reading Series showcases work by second-year MFA students in the Helen Zell Writers’ Program. Usually held on Friday evenings, Webster Readings present two readers (most often one poet and one fiction writer), …

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Webster Reading Series: Katarina Bishop and Thea Chacamaty 7:00 pm
Webster Reading Series: Katarina Bishop and Thea Chacamaty @ UMMA
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Webster Readings are organized by second-year students, and feature their poetry and prose. Post-graduate Zell fellows are regularly invited to introduce and/or open for writers scheduled to visit local bookstore Literati. Today: Katarina Bishop and Thea Chacamaty. …

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Phoebe Darqueling: No Rest for the Wicked, and Riftmaker 5:00 pm
Phoebe Darqueling: No Rest for the Wicked, and Riftmaker @ Crazy Wisdom
Mar 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Come by Crazy Wisdom and celebrate the launch of two novels by local Steampunk and Gaslamp fantasy author, Phoebe Darqueling. Catch a live reading from No Rest for the Wicked, the story of a con …

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Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild 2:00 pm
Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild @ AADL 3rd floor
Mar 24 @ 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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Eisendrath Symposium on International News: The Threat to Global Press Freedom 3:00 pm
Eisendrath Symposium on International News: The Threat to Global Press Freedom @ Rackham Amphitheatre
Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Harmful rhetoric towards journalists and the press casts doubt about the future of a free press and the safety of reporters. This was evident following the murders of five staff members at the Capital Gazette …

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Erin Hahn: You’d Be Mine 7:00 pm
Erin Hahn: You’d Be Mine @ Nicola's Books
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This local writer reads from and discusses You’d Be Mine, her debut romance novel about the relationship between a sweet country music heiress and a country superstar with a bad boy image who convinces her to join …

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Poetry and the Written Word: Keith Taylor and Lyn Coffin 7:00 pm
Poetry and the Written Word: Keith Taylor and Lyn Coffin @ Crazy Wisdom
Mar 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
Mar 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
ONE PAUSE POETRY SALON is (literally) a greenhouse for poetry and poets, nurturing an appreciation for written art in all languages and encouraging experiments in creative writing. We meet every Weds in the greenhouse at …

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NEA Big Read Celebration with Kush Thompson 6:00 pm
NEA Big Read Celebration with Kush Thompson @ AADL Downtown
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Literati is thrilled to be partnering with the Neutral Zone and the Ann Arbor District Library to celebrate the NEA Big Read month-long exploration of Claudia Rankine’s Citizen Community members will come together and celebrate the …

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U-M English Sub-concentration Reading 7:00 pm
U-M English Sub-concentration Reading @ Literati
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is excited to welcome the Creative Writing Sub-concentration seniors in the English Department at the University of Michigan for a night of poetry and prose readings! Each year the Creative Writing Sub-concentration selects no …

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