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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.
Michael Hodges: Building the Modern World: Albert Kahn in Detroit 7:00 pm
Michael Hodges: Building the Modern World: Albert Kahn in Detroit @ Chelsea District Library
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Detroit News arts feature writer Michael Hodges reads from his new book about the “architect of Detroit,” best known for his auto factory designs, who also designed Hill Auditorium and other U-M landmarks. 7-8 p.m., CDL McKune …

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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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Fiction at Literati: Dorene O’Brien: What It Might Feel Like To Hope 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Dorene O’Brien: What It Might Feel Like To Hope @ Literati
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is excited to welcome author Dorene O’Brien who will be sharing her new story collection What It Might Feel Like to Hope. About What It Might Feel Like to Hope: What It Might Feel Like to …

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Jason Rezalan: Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison 4:00 pm
Jason Rezalan: Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison @ Mendellsohn Theatre
Mar 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Iranian American journalist Jason Rezaian, Washington Post Tehran bureau chief, was convicted of espionage in Iran in 2015. 4-5:30 p.m., Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 North University. Free. 998-7666.
Belin Lecture: James Loeffler: Prisoners of Zion: American Jews, Human Rights, and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict 6:30 pm
Belin Lecture: James Loeffler: Prisoners of Zion: American Jews, Human Rights, and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict @ Forum Hall, Palmer Commons
Mar 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Literati is pleased to partner with the Jean & Samuel Frankel Center for Judiac Studies at the University of Michigan to have copies of Rooted Cosmopolitans: Jews and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century available for purchase. …

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Lecture: Ben Shapiro 7:00 pm
Lecture: Ben Shapiro @ Rackham Auditorium
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Lecture by Ben Shapiro, conservative political commentator and writer. He is editor-in-chief of The Daily Wire and former editor-at-large of Breitbart News. Q&A. 7 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Free; tickets required in advance. Yafumich.com, shapiroatmichigan@gmail.com.
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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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Zell Visiting Writers: Marilyn Chin 5:30 pm
Zell Visiting Writers: Marilyn Chin @ U-M Museum of Art Stern Auditorium
Mar 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Literati is proud to be partnering with the Helen Zell Writers Program to host poet Marilyn Chin at the University of Michigan Art Museum Helmut Stern Auditorium. Marilyn Chin was born in Hong Kong. She is the …

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Fiction at Literati: Halle Butler: The New Me 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Halle Butler: The New Me @ Literati
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is thrilled to welcome novelist Halle Butler who will be reading and discussing her latest book The New Me. About The New Me: Im still trying to make the dream possible: still might finish my cleaning …

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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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Opening Lecture: Ken Mikolowski: Free Poems and Functional Art: 50 Years of The Alternative Press 4:30 pm
Opening Lecture: Ken Mikolowski: Free Poems and Functional Art: 50 Years of The Alternative Press @ Hatcher Library, Room 100
Mar 15 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Former RC creative writing lecturer Ken Mikolowski founded the press; the exhibit runs from February 25-June 2 in the Hatcher Aububon Room.
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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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RC Players: Small Acts 8:00 pm
RC Players: Small Acts @ East Quad Keene Theater
Mar 16 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Student monologues and exceprts from creative works. Keene Theater, East Quadrangle, 701 East University, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free.
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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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RC Drama: Beware the Ives of March 7:00 pm
RC Drama: Beware the Ives of March @ East Quad Keene Theater
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Seven short farces about language and relationships, directed by students from RC Hums 482, and acted by students in RC Hums 281, all by master comic playwright, David Ives.  
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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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International Studies Alumni Career Panel 5:00 pm
International Studies Alumni Career Panel @ 555 Weiser Hall
Mar 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Featuring 3 RC alumni. This alumni panel will showcase and celebrate the university’s rich history of contributions made by International Studies alumni, while providing valuable insight for current students as they start to develop their own …

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Family Read Celebration with Ruth Behar 6:00 pm
Family Read Celebration with Ruth Behar
Mar 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Our spring Family Read culminates with a visit by the author of Lucky Broken Girl, Ruth Behar. Join us for a fun-filled evening at Riverside Arts Center, with hands on Cuban drumming, cha-cha lessons, a …

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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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Living Poetry/Braving Joy: Naomi Long Madgett and Gabrielle Civil 1:00 pm
Living Poetry/Braving Joy: Naomi Long Madgett and Gabrielle Civil @ Hopwood Room (1176 Angell Hall)
Mar 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Naomi Long Madgett and Gabrielle Civil will join us in the Hopwood Room for a public conversation about living a literary life: What does it mean to be a black woman / poet today? How …

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Humanities and Environments Faculty Panel: Criminal Justice and the Built Environment 4:00 pm
Humanities and Environments Faculty Panel: Criminal Justice and the Built Environment @ Osterman Common Room #1022
Mar 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
During our 2018-19 Year of Humanities and Environments, we’ve organized faculty panels to explore contributions of humanistic inquiry around specific environmental subjects. Today: “Criminal Justice and the Built Environment” with:  Claire Zimmerman (Architecture, History of …

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Lecture: Jill Dougherty: The Truth about Lies in International Relations: Reflections on the Media in Russia and Beyond 5:30 pm
Lecture: Jill Dougherty: The Truth about Lies in International Relations: Reflections on the Media in Russia and Beyond @ 1010 Weiser Hall
Mar 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Jill Dougherty (BA Russian ’70), former foreign affairs correspondent, CNN Lots of countries lie. Some call it “winning hearts and minds,” others call it “strategic communications,” still others call it “softening the battlefield.” However it’s …

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Conversation: Ronan Farrow and Ken Auletta: The Weinstein Effect: Breaking the Stories That Spurred the #MeToo Movement 6:00 pm
Conversation: Ronan Farrow and Ken Auletta: The Weinstein Effect: Breaking the Stories That Spurred the #MeToo Movement @ Rackham Auditorium
Mar 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Join the Conversation In October, 2017, The New Yorker published reporter Ronan Farrow’s exposé detailing the first on-the-record accounts of alleged assault and rape by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, followed by a series of pieces on the …

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Nadia Bolz-Weber: Shameless 7:00 pm
Nadia Bolz-Weber: Shameless @ First United Methodist Church
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is pleased to parnter with First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor to welcome author and theologian Nadia Bolz-Weber who will be discussing her new book Shameless. NADIA BOLZ-WEBER first hit the New York Times list with her …

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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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Susan Pattie: The Armenian Legionnaires: Sacrifice and Betrayal in World War I 5:00 pm
Susan Pattie: The Armenian Legionnaires: Sacrifice and Betrayal in World War I @ 555 Weiser Hall
Mar 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Following the devastation resulting from the 1915 Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire, the survivors of the massacres were dispersed across the Middle East, Europe and North and South America. Not content with watching World …

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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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The Poetry of Places: A Cartographic Stroll with the Bards 4:00 pm
The Poetry of Places: A Cartographic Stroll with the Bards @ Hatcher Library, Clark Library, 2nd floor
Mar 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
A poet has the awe-inspiring power to immortalize a place within his audience’s mind with only their words. Join us as we explore the real locations behind many of the world’s most famous poems and …

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Zell Visiting Writers: Anthony Marra 5:30 pm
Zell Visiting Writers: Anthony Marra @ U-M Museum of Art Stern Auditorium
Mar 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The Zell Visiting Writers Series constitutes the backbone of the HZWP events calendar, bringing the world of contemporary literature to Ann Arbor with visits from working writers that include readings, extensive student-moderated Q&A sessions, individual consultations, craft …

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Semester in Detroit’s Winter 2019 Detroiters Speaker Series: Whose Safety? Policing Minds, Bodies, and Borders in Detroit 7:00 pm
Semester in Detroit’s Winter 2019 Detroiters Speaker Series: Whose Safety? Policing Minds, Bodies, and Borders in Detroit @ Cass Corridor Commons
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Containment & Surveillance: Shifting Borders and Boundaries will explore how policing and surveillance are being utilized to define and defend new borders and boundaries in a changing city. Topics will include Project Greenlight, the jurisdictions …

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Screening: Beyond Fordlandia: An Environmental Account of Henry Ford’s Adventures in the Amazon 4:00 pm
Screening: Beyond Fordlandia: An Environmental Account of Henry Ford’s Adventures in the Amazon @ Classroom 1405, East Quad
Mar 22 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Film screening and discussion with writer, director & producer, Marcos Colón   Written, directed and produced by Marcos Colón, Beyond Fordlândia (2017, 75 min) presents an environmental account of Henry Ford’s Amazon experience decades after …

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Anne-Marie Oomen: Elemental: A Collection of Michigan Creative Nonfiction 7:00 pm
Anne-Marie Oomen: Elemental: A Collection of Michigan Creative Nonfiction @ Nicola's Books
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
About Elemental: A Collection of Creative Nonfiction: Elemental: A Collection of Michigan Creative Nonfiction comes to us from twenty-three of Michigan’s most well-known essayists. A celebration of the elements, this collection is both the storm and the …

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Julie Dobrow: After Emily 7:00 pm
Julie Dobrow: After Emily @ Literati
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is excited to welcome author Julie Dobrow who will be sharing her new biography, After Emily. About After Emily: Despite Emily Dickinson’s world renown, the story of the two women most responsible for her initial posthumous …

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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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RC Players: 39 Steps 8:00 pm
RC Players: 39 Steps @ East Quad Keene Theater
Mar 22 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
A farce by Patrick Barlow, presented by RC Players. 39 Steps is a parody of the classic Hitchcock spy thriller, where four actors play every role. Also Saturday, March 23, at 8 pm. Keene Theater, East …

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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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Buddhist Storytelling: Rafe Martin, Haju Sunim, and Sandong Kurt Iselt 7:00 pm
Buddhist Storytelling: Rafe Martin, Haju Sunim, and Sandong Kurt Iselt @ Crazy Wisdom
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An evening of Buddhist storytelling with Rafe Martin. Listen to Buddhist Jataka Tales. He will be joined by longtime Zen Buddhist teacher and storyteller, Haju Sunim, and Zen storyteller Sandong Kurt Iselt. Children and families …

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RC Players: 39 Steps 8:00 pm
RC Players: 39 Steps @ East Quad Keene Theater
Mar 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
A farce by Patrick Barlow, presented by RC Players. 39 Steps is a parody of the classic Hitchcock spy thriller, where four actors play every role. Keene Theater, East Quadrangle, 701 East University, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. …

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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 .          
RC Prison Creative Arts Project: Michigan Review of Prisoner Creative Writing 4:00 pm
RC Prison Creative Arts Project: Michigan Review of Prisoner Creative Writing @ Pierpont Commons East Room
Mar 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Readings by writers featured in Surrendurance, the 11th annual edition of Prison Creative Arts Project book that features work by incarcerated and formerly incarcerated writers. Also, a performance by the U-M Men’s Glee Club. Book sale. 3 …

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Free Screening: Chernobyl Heart, and White Horse, plus conversation with filmmaker Maryann De Leo and RC Professor Herb Eagle 6:00 pm
Free Screening: Chernobyl Heart, and White Horse, plus conversation with filmmaker Maryann De Leo and RC Professor Herb Eagle @ East Quad Keene Theater
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for a free public screening of Chernobyl Heart and White Horse, followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Maryann De Leo and Residential College and Slavic Languages and Literatures professor Herb Eagle. Maryann De …

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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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Woodhead Lecture: Itohan Osayimwese: Colonialism and Spatial Histories of Migration: The Caribbean Diaspora 5:30 pm
Woodhead Lecture: Itohan Osayimwese: Colonialism and Spatial Histories of Migration: The Caribbean Diaspora @ Rackham West Conference Room
Mar 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
This lecture asks how the spatial politics of migration have been inflected by histories of colonialism. Using the example of the Anglo-Caribbean island of Barbados and its majority African-descended population, Osayimwese examines migration to the …

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Jeff Morrison: Guardians of Detroit: Architectural Sculpture in the Motor City 7:00 pm
Jeff Morrison: Guardians of Detroit: Architectural Sculpture in the Motor City @ AADL Downtown Multipurpose Room
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Due to a fortunate confluence of water, geography and entrepreneurial vision, Detroit at the end of the 19th century was poised to experience unprecedented growth. Even before the Ford Motor Company was established in 1903, Detroit …

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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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Alan Eladio Gomez: Beyond Solidarity: Dignity, Power, and the Politics of Knowledge Production 6:00 pm
Alan Eladio Gomez: Beyond Solidarity: Dignity, Power, and the Politics of Knowledge Production @ Duderstadt Center Gallery
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
“Beyond Solidarity” traces a genealogy of rebel care work. Without imposing a future, what political, cultural and social questions emerge when we center dignity in thinking beyond solidarity? Specifically with regards to the complimentary, contested …

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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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Semester in Detroit’s Winter 2019 Detroiters Speaker Series: The Costs of Mass Incarceration in Detroit 7:00 pm
Semester in Detroit’s Winter 2019 Detroiters Speaker Series: The Costs of Mass Incarceration in Detroit @ Cass Corridor Commons
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Each week will feature different Detroit-based speakers and guests who will explore the given topic and engage the students through a combination of formal remarks, presentations, and public discussion. Light dinner provided; free transportation from Ann …

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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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Sixth Anniversary Reading 7:00 pm
Sixth Anniversary Reading @ Literati
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
n celebration of Literati Bookstore’s Sixth Anniversary, please join us for a reading of original poetry and prose by Literati Bookstore booksellers past and present!
RC Players: Farragut North 8:00 pm
RC Players: Farragut North @ East Quad Keene Theater
Mar 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
A political drama by Beau Willimon, presented by RC Players. Farragut North tells the story of Stevie Bellamy, a young press secretary working for Morris, a candidate in the democratic presidential primary. . Keene Theater, East Quadrangle, 701 …

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RC Deutsches Theater: Blaubart: Hofnung der Frauen 2:00 pm
RC Deutsches Theater: Blaubart: Hofnung der Frauen @ East Quad Keene Theater
Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Like the original Blue Beard, Heinrich Blaubart brings death to women he meets. Unlike the original Blue Beard, though, he doesn’t seek to do so; in fact, his fear of relationships makes him try to …

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Room 6 Productions: 21 Chump Street 8:00 pm
Room 6 Productions: 21 Chump Street @ East Quad Keene Theater
Mar 31 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, presented by Room 6 Productions. A cautionary tale of a high school honors student who falls for a cute transfer girl. He goes to great lengths to oblige her request for marijuana in the …

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