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Marcin Wodzinksi: Historical Atlas of Hasidism 4:00 pm
Marcin Wodzinksi: Historical Atlas of Hasidism @ 1010 Weiser Hall
Apr 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Marcin Wodzinski has produced the first cartographic reference book on Hasidism, one of the modern era’s most vibrant and important mystical movements. In this lecture, he will discuss Hasidism’s emergence and expansion in Eastern Europe; …

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Ital Anghel: ISIS: The Day After – A Look Within 7:00 pm
Ital Anghel: ISIS: The Day After – A Look Within @ Jewish Community Center
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor and Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor are proud to present ISIS: The Day After – A Look from Within, a lecture by renowned Israeli war correspondent and documentarian, …

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Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Apr 3 @ 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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Stamps Speaker Series: Bridget Mary McCormack, Len Niehoff, and John de Lancie: Theater of Justice
Stamps Speaker Series: Bridget Mary McCormack, Len Niehoff, and John de Lancie: Theater of Justice @ Michigan Theater
Apr 4 all-day
This event brings together Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget McCormack, legal scholar and practitioner Len Niehoff, and acclaimed actor John de Lancie to explore the work of the courts and the law; how the …

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Jonathan Metzl: Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland 3:00 pm
Jonathan Metzl: Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland @ 2239 Lane Hall
Apr 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Jonathan M. Metzl, MD, PhD, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health, and Society; Director, Center for Medicine, Health, and Society; Professor of Psychiatry; Vanderbilt University In the era of Donald Trump, …

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Stamps Speaker Series: Sarah Vowell 5:00 pm
Stamps Speaker Series: Sarah Vowell @ Michigan Theater
Apr 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Sarah Vowell is the New York Times bestselling author of seven nonfiction books on American history and culture. By examining the connections between the American past and present, she offers personal, often humorous accounts of everything from presidents …

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Semester in Detroit’s Winter 2019 Detroiters Speaker Series: The New Abolition Movement 7:00 pm
Semester in Detroit’s Winter 2019 Detroiters Speaker Series: The New Abolition Movement @ Cass Corridor Commons
Apr 4 @ 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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Berkhofer Lecture: Mary Kathryn Nagle: Native Theater in the 21st Century: Piercing the Invisibility and Restoring Our Humanity 7:00 pm
Berkhofer Lecture: Mary Kathryn Nagle: Native Theater in the 21st Century: Piercing the Invisibility and Restoring Our Humanity @ Palmer Commons Great Lakes Room
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This event is free and open to the public. There will be a catered reception to follow the lecture. Mary Kathryn Nagle is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation. She currently serves as the …

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Tahereh Maffi: Defy Me, with Caleb Roehrig 7:00 pm
Tahereh Maffi: Defy Me, with Caleb Roehrig @ AADL Downtown 4th Floor
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Best selling author Tahereh Mafi comes to AADL to discuss Defy Me, her latest book in the Shatter Me series of dystopian adventure young adult fiction. She is joined in conversation with YA author Caleb Roehrig. Tahereh Mafi is the New York Times and USA …

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Box Brown: Cannabis: The Legalization of Weed in America 4:00 pm
Box Brown: Cannabis: The Legalization of Weed in America @ AADL Downtown
Apr 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Literati is pleased to be partnering with the Ann Arbor Downtown Library to host graphic novelist Box Brown who will be discussing his new book Cannabis: The Legalization of Weed in America. About Cannabis: Mexico, 1519 CE. …

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Salima Ikram: Darlings, Delicacies and Donations: Ancient Egyptian Animal Mummies as Cultural and Environmental Markers 5:30 pm
Salima Ikram: Darlings, Delicacies and Donations: Ancient Egyptian Animal Mummies as Cultural and Environmental Markers @ Rackham Amphitheatre
Apr 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Animals have played a crucial role in human history, and continue to do so until today. The interaction between humans and animals can affect the environment, and vice versa. In the ancient Egyptian Nile Valley, …

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Mary Stockwell: Unlikely General: ‘Mad’ Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America 6:00 pm
Mary Stockwell: Unlikely General: ‘Mad’ Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America @ 150 Blau Hall
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
With the young republic in crisis, President Washington chose as general an aging brigadier whose private life was mired in scandal. Follow the story of General Anthony Wayne, drawn from his own passionate letters where …

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Lisa Ludwinski: Sister Pie: The Recipes and Stories of a Big-Hearted Bakery in Detroit 3:00 pm
Lisa Ludwinski: Sister Pie: The Recipes and Stories of a Big-Hearted Bakery in Detroit @ WCC Bailey Library
Apr 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Join the Bailey Library and Entrepreneurship Center for an inspirational talk on entrepreneurship by Lisa Ludwinski, founder of Sister Pie, and author of Sister Pie, The Recipes and Stories of a Big-Hearted Bakery in Detroit Born …

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Roundtable: Beyond the Carceral State 5:30 pm
Roundtable: Beyond the Carceral State @ Hatcher Library, Gallery 100
Apr 10 @ 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 Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Apr 10 @ 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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Catharine MacKinnon: Butterfly Politics: Changing the World for Women 4:00 pm
Catharine MacKinnon: Butterfly Politics: Changing the World for Women @ Rackham Amphitheatre
Apr 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Literati is pleased to be partnering with Donia Human Rights Center at the University of Michigan to welcome Catharine MacKinnon at Rackham Amphitheatre. Literati will have copies of Professor MacKinnon’s latest book Butterfly Politics available for purchase. …

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RC Studio Arts End of Term Student Invitational Show Reception 4:00 pm
RC Studio Arts End of Term Student Invitational Show Reception @ East Quad Keene Theater
Apr 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Reception for the artists. The show continues at the RC Art Gallery through the end of Winter term.
Semester in Detroit’s Winter 2019 Detroiters Speaker Series: Imagining New Notions of Security 7:00 pm
Semester in Detroit’s Winter 2019 Detroiters Speaker Series: Imagining New Notions of Security @ Cass Corridor Commons
Apr 11 @ 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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Laura Bien: Arsenical Candy and Copper Peas: Food Adulteration in 19th-Century Michigan 3:00 pm
Laura Bien: Arsenical Candy and Copper Peas: Food Adulteration in 19th-Century Michigan @ AADL Traverwood, Program Room
Apr 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
In 1896, Michigan consumers spent an estimated $23,000,000 ($690,000,000 today) on impure food products. Vinegars, spices, jam, cheese, coffee, and condiments were among the items tainted with additives ranging from benign to deadly. Local history writer Laura …

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Chloe Preedy: The Bishop, the Devil, and the Playwright: Responding to Air Pollution in Early Modern England 5:30 pm
Chloe Preedy: The Bishop, the Devil, and the Playwright: Responding to Air Pollution in Early Modern England @ Angell Hall, Rm 3154
Apr 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
DR. CHLOE PREEDY, UNIVERSITY OF EXETER Hosted by the Animal Studies & Environmental Humanities RIW. Please RSVP to lageiger@umich.edu or cvfair@umich.edu  
Louis Masur: How the Civil War Transformed America 5:30 pm
Louis Masur: How the Civil War Transformed America @ Robertson Auditorium (Ross)
Apr 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The Civil War began as a battle to save the union but it ended as a struggle to abolish slavery and usher in “a new birth of freedom.” No aspect of society was left unchanged …

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Anthony DeBenedet: Playful Intelligence 7:00 pm
Anthony DeBenedet: Playful Intelligence @ Literati
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is excited to welcome author and physician Anthony DeBenedet to discuss his book Playful Intelligence. About Playful Intelligence: As adults, we have more responsibilities than we could have ever imagined growing up. Learning the work of …

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Assya Humesky: Ukrainian Literary Evening: A Life Devoted to Studying Slavic Languages and Literature 5:00 pm
Assya Humesky: Ukrainian Literary Evening: A Life Devoted to Studying Slavic Languages and Literature @ Rackham East Conference Room
Apr 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES) at the University of Michigan cordially invite you to join us for Dr. Assya Humesky’s talk about …

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Author’s Forum: Joan Morris: Let Me Sing and I’m Happy, with Daniel Herwitz 6:00 pm
Author’s Forum: Joan Morris: Let Me Sing and I’m Happy, with Daniel Herwitz @ Hatcher Library, Gallery 100
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 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. About the book: Let …

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Andrew Reeves: Overrun: Dispatches from the Asian Carp Crisis 7:00 pm
Andrew Reeves: Overrun: Dispatches from the Asian Carp Crisis @ AADL Westgate
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for a conversation with author, Andrew Reeves. Andrew Reeves is an award-winning environmental journalist. Andrew will be discussing the release of his new book, Overrun: Dispatches from the Asian Carp Crisis and will be joined …

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One Final Jam: Emeritus Professor of Psychology Richard Mann and the Future of Consciousness Studies  7:00 pm
One Final Jam: Emeritus Professor of Psychology Richard Mann and the Future of Consciousness Studies  @ Rackham Amphitheatre
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Professor Richard Mann has been a pivotal figure in consciousness-related coursework and research on the U-M campus and far beyond. A revered pedagogue and visionary, he has impacted hundreds of students from across fields as …

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Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Apr 17 @ 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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Poetry at Literati: Sarah Arvio 7:00 pm
Poetry at Literati: Sarah Arvio @ Literati
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is thrilled to welcome back poet Sarah Arvio who will reading and discussing her new translation of poems by Federico García Lorca About Poet in Spain: For the first time in a quarter century, a major …

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Hilton Als and Graduate and Undergraduate Hopwood Awards 6:00 pm
Hilton Als and Graduate and Undergraduate Hopwood Awards @ Rackham Auditorium
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Please join us as we celebrate the winners of the 2018-19 Hopwood Awards. Following the announcement of the awards, there will be a lecture from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Hilton Als and a light reception. Free …

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Valerie Jarrett: Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward 7:00 pm
Valerie Jarrett: Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward @ Michigan Theater
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Monday, April 22, 2019 at 7:00 PM Michigan Theater and Nicola’s Books will host a conversation with Valerie Jarrett. Just added: new discounted ticket for students in the balcony! Select Desired Section – Balcony to …

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Michigan Quarterly Review: Launch of Spring “Iran” Issue 7:00 pm
Michigan Quarterly Review: Launch of Spring “Iran” Issue @ Literati
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Michigan Quarterly Review launches their Spring issue featuring poetry, fiction, and essays, from contemporary Iran. Featuring readings in Farsi and English from contributors Shahla Farghadani and Mason Jabbari, Guest Editor Kathryn Babyran, MQR Editor Khaled Mattawa, and MQR Staff Readers. …

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Carolyn Forche: What You Have Heard Is True 7:00 pm
Carolyn Forche: What You Have Heard Is True @ Literati
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is thrilled to welcome acclaimed poet and activist Carolyn Forché who will be discussing her new memoir What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance. About What You Have Heard Is True: …

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Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Apr 24 @ 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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George Bornstein: Discussion his essay in Irish Questions and Jewish Questions 7:00 pm
George Bornstein: Discussion his essay in Irish Questions and Jewish Questions @ AADL Westgate
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
University of Michigan Professor George Bornstein, Ph. D., discusses topics surrounding his essay in Irish Questions and Jewish Questions. Ticket Information: No tickets. Event Details Seating at the event will be first-come first-served. This event will …

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Poetry at Literati: Sam Ross: Company, and Conversation with Akil Kumarasamy 7:00 pm
Poetry at Literati: Sam Ross: Company, and Conversation with Akil Kumarasamy @ Literati
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is thrilled to welcome poet Sam Ross who will be reading from his debut collection Company. Sam will be joined for a post-reading conversation with author Akil Kumarasamy.  About Company: .” . . . Ross pitches nothing …

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David Priess: How To Get Rid of a President: History ‘s Guide to Removing Unpopular, Unable, or Unfit Chief Executives 7:00 pm
David Priess: How To Get Rid of a President: History ‘s Guide to Removing Unpopular, Unable, or Unfit Chief Executives @ Ford Presidential Library
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join David Priess, author and former CIA insider, as he discusses his new book, “How to Get Rid of a President: History’s Guide to Removing Unpopular, Unable, or Unfit Chief Executives.” To limit executive power, …

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Lecture: Gregory Boyle 7:30 pm
Lecture: Gregory Boyle @ Washtenaw Community College
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Literati is proud to be partnering with Dawn Farm to host Gregory Boyle at the Towsley Auditorium at the Washtenaw Community College. In this presentation, Gregory Boyle will share how compassion, kindness, and kinship are …

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