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Emerging Writers: A Recipe For a Novel 7:00 pm
Emerging Writers: A Recipe For a Novel @ AADL Westgate
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Every story follows a recipe. There are scenes and pivotal moments that must be added to the mix to create a satisfying story. In this workshop on story structure, Alex Kourvo and Bethany Neal will …

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The Moth Storyslam: Blunders 7:30 pm
The Moth Storyslam: Blunders @ Greyline
Apr 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Open-mic storytelling competitions. Open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night’s theme. Come tell a story, or just enjoy the show! 6:30pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin BLUNDERS: Prepare a five-minute story about a …

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Douglas Smith: Social Work and Other Myths 7:00 pm
Douglas Smith: Social Work and Other Myths @ Serendipity Books
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join local poet Douglas Smith for a reading of his works. Award-winning Michigan playwright Brian Cox calls Smith “…a poet who creates an awareness that burrows into you and changes how you see.”
Fiction at Literati: Polly Rosenwaike: Look How Happy I’m Making You 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Polly Rosenwaike: Look How Happy I’m Making You @ Literati
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is excited to welcome back author Polly Rosenwaike who will be reading and discussing her new short story collection Look How Happy I’m Making You. About Look How Happy I’m Making You: “A beautifully written and …

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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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National Poetry Month diVERSE Voices Celebration 7:00 pm
National Poetry Month diVERSE Voices Celebration @ AADL Downtown 4th Floor
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
A diverse nation deserves diverse poetry, Celebrate National Poetry Month with leading poets of color from Ann Arbor’s vibrant poetry scene as they explore pressing themes of identity, heritage, culture, race, resistance, and more. This …

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Night of the Living Word: Experimental Poetry 6:00 pm
Night of the Living Word: Experimental Poetry @ AADL Downtown Secret Lab
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
For Whom Grade 4 – Adult Description Hands-on experimenting with words, sounds, technology, and images to produce your own unique poems.
U-M English Sub-concentration Reading 7:00 pm
U-M English Sub-concentration Reading @ Literati
Apr 5 @ 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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RC Deutsches Theater: Blaubart: Hofnung der Frauen 7:00 pm
RC Deutsches Theater: Blaubart: Hofnung der Frauen @ East Quad Keene Theater
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 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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RC Drama: The Bacchae 7:30 pm
RC Drama: The Bacchae @ Matthaei Botanical Gardens Conservatory
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
By Euripides, in a new translation by Jaclyn Dudek. The God Dionysus and his followers, the Bacchae, take revenge on the conservative and militaristic ruler of Thebes. This is the end of term performance of …

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“Telling It” Benefit: Mock Rock 4:30 pm
“Telling It” Benefit: Mock Rock @ Cliff Keen Arena
Apr 7 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Since its creation in 1999, Mock Rock seeks to invest in a community that relentlessly supports Michigan Athletics while showcasing student-athlete talents. U of M Athletics teams put on skits, songs, and other merriment for …

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Ann Arbor Poetry: Lannie Stabile 7:00 pm
Ann Arbor Poetry: Lannie Stabile @ Espresso Royale
Apr 7 @ 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. “Lannie Stabile spends a lot of time thinking, a lot of time writing, a lot …

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RC Drama: The Bacchae 7:30 pm
RC Drama: The Bacchae @ Matthaei Botanical Gardens Conservatory
Apr 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
By Euripides, in a new translation by Jaclyn Dudek. The God Dionysus and his followers, the Bacchae, take revenge on the conservative and militaristic ruler of Thebes. This is the end of term performance of …

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Emerging Writers: Local Writers Live 7:00 pm
Emerging Writers: Local Writers Live @ AADL Westgate, West Side Room
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Join us for an evening with six, local, published authors doing short readings from their books, and have a chance to chat and buy their books too! We’ll kick off the evening with readings by …

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Poetry at Literati: Aldo Leopoldo Pando Girard 7:00 pm
Poetry at Literati: Aldo Leopoldo Pando Girard @ Literati
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is pleased to be partnering with the Neutral Zone to host poet Aldo Leopoldo Pando Girard. Join us for the release of a poetry book by Aldo Leopoldo Pando Girard, Ann Arbor’s Youth Poet Laureate! …

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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 and the Written Word: Open Mike 7:00 pm
Poetry and the Written Word: Open Mike @ Crazy Wisdom
Apr 10 @ 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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Poetry at Literati: Clayton Eshleman: Pollen Aria 7:00 pm
Poetry at Literati: Clayton Eshleman: Pollen Aria @ Literati
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is honored to welcome back poet Clayton Eshelman who will be reading from his new collection Pollen Aria. About Pollen Aria: That Clayton Eshleman has not ceased from exploration over a career spanning more than 60 …

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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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RC Hums: Maps and Movements Final Performance 8:00 pm
RC Hums: Maps and Movements Final Performance @ East Quad Keene Theater
Apr 10 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
RCHUMS 352 Found Instruments “Maps and Movements” final performance, directed by Mike Gould. Found instruments are everyday objects that are utilized or repurposed as musical instruments. This class identifies not only these everyday objects with which …

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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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Student Poetry Reading 6:00 pm
Student Poetry Reading @ Foyer
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In celebration of National Poetry Month and student poets at U-M, an informal, open-mic reading featuring U-M undergraduate students reading their original poetry. All undergraduates invited to read their original poetry. Arrive and leave as …

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Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild: Story Night 7:00 pm
Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild: Story Night @ Crazy Wisdom
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Listen to old tales and new during an evening of adult stories. Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members perform for the first hour. For the second half of the program we will be bringing in something …

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Motor Signal Reading Series: Elizabeth Schmuhl and Kelly Fordon, hosted by Anna Clark 7:00 pm
Motor Signal Reading Series: Elizabeth Schmuhl and Kelly Fordon, hosted by Anna Clark @ Signal-Return
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Perfect for this new, fresh, sweet springtime: For the April edition of the Motor Signal Reading Series, two innovative, multi-genre writers are going to crack us open and help us imagine what’s possible. Motor Signal, …

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Julia Henshaw: Real Good Stories 6:00 pm
Julia Henshaw: Real Good Stories @ Bookbound
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Julia Henshaw celebrates the release of her memoir in essays. She lives on a small farm in Northfield Township. Light refreshments, signing to follow.  
Ann Arbor Women’s Group: Laughing For a Cause Comedy Show 7:00 pm
Ann Arbor Women’s Group: Laughing For a Cause Comedy Show @ Piper Hall, Zion Lutheran Church
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for an evening of laughter and fun as the Ann Arbor Women’s Group brings you some of the best comedians from around the country. All proceeds will be used to keep A2WG women’s …

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Coffeehouse Theatre: Words and Songs 8:00 pm
Coffeehouse Theatre: Words and Songs @ Back Office Studio
Apr 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
April 13 at 8pm, April 14 at 2pm Back Office Studio $7 General Admission PURCHASE TICKETS For this Neighborhood Theatre Group fundraiser, we will transform the Back Office Studio into a coffeehouse. Join us for …

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Heba Abdelaai: Arabic Songs and Stories 12:30 pm
Heba Abdelaai: Arabic Songs and Stories @ AADL Pittsfield, Program Room
Apr 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Where Pittsfield Branch: Program Room For Whom Age 2-5 Years Description Come to a singing and storytelling event where Arabic teacher and storyteller Heba Abdelaal, will lead us in songs and storytelling in Arabic!
Coffeehouse Theatre: Words and Songs 2:00 pm
Coffeehouse Theatre: Words and Songs @ Back Office Studio
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
April 13 at 8pm, April 14 at 2pm Back Office Studio $7 General Admission PURCHASE TICKETS For this Neighborhood Theatre Group fundraiser, we will transform the Back Office Studio into a coffeehouse. Join us for …

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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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RC Drama: Directors Choice 7:00 pm
RC Drama: Directors Choice @ East Quad Keene Theater
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Student directors from RC Drama Major course RC Hums 482 present their own final projects with the students of RC Hums 281.
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Emerging Writers: Open House 7:00 pm
Emerging Writers: Open House @ AADL Westgate
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Come with questions, a work in progress, or an empty notebook. All writers are welcome in this casual, supportive environment. Authors Bethany Neal and Alex Kourvo will be on hand to answer questions and give encouragement. Bethany and Alex …

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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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The Moth Storyslam: Burned 7:30 pm
The Moth Storyslam: Burned @ Greyline
Apr 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Open-mic storytelling competitions. Open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night’s theme. Come tell a story, or just enjoy the show! 6:30pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Stories Begin BURNED: Prepare a five-minute story about getting …

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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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Midwest Literary Walk: Open Mic 6:30 pm
Midwest Literary Walk: Open Mic @ Serendipity Books
Apr 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This annual event, in partnership with The Chelsea District Library, celebrates creativitiy in our community and the Midwest Literary Walk. It takes place a week or two before the Lit walk. Community members share stories …

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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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RC Singers: Let The River Run 7:30 pm
RC Singers: Let The River Run @ East Quad Keene Theater
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
RC Singers presents, “Let the River Run,” conducted by Joseph Kemper. The concert will include ensemble singing, soloists, speakers, instrumentalists, and visual projections. This will be a benefit concert for “We the People of Detroit”, …

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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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Poetry at Literati: Sue William Silverman: If The Girl Never Learns: Poems, with Keith Taylor, Elizabeth Schmuhl, and Marc Sheehan 7:00 pm
Poetry at Literati: Sue William Silverman: If The Girl Never Learns: Poems, with Keith Taylor, Elizabeth Schmuhl, and Marc Sheehan @ Literati
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is excited to welcome poet Sue William Silverman in celebration of her new poetry collection If the Girl Never Learns: Poems. Sue will be joined by fellow poets Keith Taylor, Elizabeth Schumhl, and Marc Sheehan who …

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RC Hums: Chamber Music 6:00 pm
RC Hums: Chamber Music @ East Quad Keene Theater
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chamber Music, directed by Katri Ervamaa. Featuring music by Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Dvorak, and others. April 20, 2pm and April 22, 6pm, Keene Theater. Free.
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Ann Arbor Poetry: Hillary Kobernick 7:00 pm
Ann Arbor Poetry: Hillary Kobernick @ Espresso Royale
Apr 21 @ 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. Hillary Kobernick has competed at the National Poetry Slam six times, representing. She holds a master’s …

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RC Hums: Chamber Music 6:00 pm
RC Hums: Chamber Music @ East Quad Keene Theater
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chamber Music, directed by Katri Ervamaa. Featuring music by Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Dvorak, and others. April 20, 2pm and April 22, 6pm, Keene Theater. Free.  
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RC Hums: Renaissance Drama: Commedia Del’arte 1:00 pm
RC Hums: Renaissance Drama: Commedia Del’arte @ East Quad North Courtyard
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Renaissance Drama presents, Commedia del’arte final performance directed by Martin Walsh. Featuring a period scenario about “Il cavadente” or “the tooth puller”, a bogus dentist that pulls the teeth out of the evil Pantelone. April 23, …

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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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Skazat! Poetry Series 7:00 pm
Skazat! Poetry Series @ Sweetwaters
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Reading by  a local poet TBA. The program begins with open mike readings.
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Poetry and the Written Word: Ed Werstein 7:00 pm
Poetry and the Written Word: Ed Werstein @ Crazy Wisdom
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Crazy Wisdom Poetry Series hosted by Joe Kelty, Ed Morin, and David Jibson • Second and Fourth Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. in the Crazy Wisdom Tea Room • Second Wednesdays are poetry workshop nights. All writers …

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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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