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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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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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Megan Griswold: The Book of Help 7:00 pm
Megan Griswold: The Book of Help @ Literati
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is thrilled to welcome author Megan Griswold who will be sharing her new book The Book of Help. About The Book of Help: The Book of Help traces one woman’s life-long quest for love, connection, and peace …

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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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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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Bruce Conforth: Up Jumped the Devil: The Real Life of Robert Johnson 7:00 pm
Bruce Conforth: Up Jumped the Devil: The Real Life of Robert Johnson @ Bookbound
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us to celebrate the release of Bruce Conforth’s new book Up Jumped the Devil: The Real Life of Robert Johnson (Chicago Review Press). Bruce Conforth was a longtime professor of folklore, blues, popular culture and the …

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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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Zell Visiting Writers: Edwidge Danticat 5:30 pm
Zell Visiting Writers: Edwidge Danticat @ U-M Museum of Art Stern Auditorium
Apr 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Literati is proud to be partnering with the Helen Zell Writers Program to host author Edwidge Danticat at the University of Michigan Art Museum Apse. Edwidge Danticat is the author of several books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory, an …

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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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Rebecca Soffer: Modern Loss 7:00 pm
Rebecca Soffer: Modern Loss @ Literati
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is honored to host author Rebecca Soffer who will be sharing her new book Modern Loss: Candid Conversations About Grief. Beginners Welcome. About Modern Loss: Inspired by the website hailed as “redefining mourning” by the New York …

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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 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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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.
Zell Visiting Writers: In Conversation: Edwidge Danticat 5:30 pm
Zell Visiting Writers: In Conversation: Edwidge Danticat @ U-M Museum of Art Stern Auditorium
Apr 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Literati is proud to be partnering with the Helen Zell Writers Program to host author Edwidge Danticat at the University of Michigan Art Museum Helmut Stern Auditorium. Edwidge Danticat is the author of several books, including Breath, Eyes, …

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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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Fiction at Literati: Lydia Fitzpatrick: Lights All Night Long 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Lydia Fitzpatrick: Lights All Night Long @ Literati
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is excited to welcome author Lydia Fitzpatrick who will be sharing with us her novel Lights All Night Long. About Lights All Night Long: A gripping and deftly plotted narrative of family and belonging, Lights All Night …

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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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Open Mic and Share 7:00 pm
Open Mic and Share @ Bookbound
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
All poets are invited to read their own work or a favorite poem by another.
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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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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Dick and Mickey Flacks: Making History/Making Blintzes: How Two Red Diaper Babies Found Each Other and Discovered America 4:00 pm
Dick and Mickey Flacks: Making History/Making Blintzes: How Two Red Diaper Babies Found Each Other and Discovered America @ AADL Downtown 4th Floor Meeting Room
Apr 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Making History/Making Blintzes: How Two Red Diaper Babies Found Each Other and Discovered America is a chronicle of the political and personal lives of progressive activists Richard (Dick) and Miriam (Mickey) Flacks, two of the founders …

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Michael DeForge: Leaving Richard’s Valley 7:00 pm
Michael DeForge: Leaving Richard’s Valley @ Vaujlt of Midnight
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Vault of Midnight is excited to present a reading and book signing with Michael DeForge to launch Leaving Richard’s Valley, his new graphic novel. Leaving Richard’s Valley documents a group of forest creatures attempting to …

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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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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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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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Linda Nemec Foster: Lake Michigan Mermaid 7:00 pm
Linda Nemec Foster: Lake Michigan Mermaid @ Nicola's Books
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join author Linda Nemec Foster for an exciting evening discussing her book, The Lake Michigan Mermaid, recently published by Wayne State University Press. She will read select poems from the sequence, and highlight a few of the original …

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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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Damon Young: What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker, with Chris Campbell 6:00 pm
Damon Young: What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker, with Chris Campbell @ Detroit Public Library
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Literati is pleased to be the official bookseller as the Detroit Public Library welcomes Damon Young to their Spring Author Series in support of his new book, What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir …

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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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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 at Literati: Anders Carlson-Wee: The Low Passions 7:00 pm
Poetry at Literati: Anders Carlson-Wee: The Low Passions @ Literati
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join as we welcome poet Anders Carlson-Wee who will be reading from his new collection The Low Passions. About The Low Passions: Explosive and incantatory, The Low Passions traces the fringes of the American experiment through the eyes of a …

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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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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.  
Phil Kaye: Date and Time, and Jon Sands: The New Clean 7:00 pm
Phil Kaye: Date and Time, and Jon Sands: The New Clean @ Literati
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is excited to welcome poets Phil Kaye and Jon Sands who will be reading from their latest collections Date & Time and The New Clean. About Date & Time: Phil Kaye’s debut collection is a stunning tribute to …

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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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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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Naomi Stephens: Shadow Among Sheaves 6:00 pm
Naomi Stephens: Shadow Among Sheaves @ Barnes and Noble
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us for the book signing of Naomi Stephen’s Shadow Among Sheaves out April 1st. A Timeless, Beautiful Allegory of the Biblical Love Story of Ruth and Boaz The Great Rebellion of 1857 was a …

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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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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 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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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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11th Annual Midwest Literary Walk: Min Jin Lee, Luis Rodriguez, Anissa Gray 1:00 pm
11th Annual Midwest Literary Walk: Min Jin Lee, Luis Rodriguez, Anissa Gray @ Chelsea District Library
Apr 27 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Midwest Literary Walk is an annual literary event on the last Saturday in April aimed at highlighting the power of literature and poetry in everyday life. Reading events take place at a range of …

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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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