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Teen Spirit Issue #7 7:00 pm
Teen Spirit Issue #7 @ Literati
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is pleased to host Teen Spirit, an award-winning publication of the Skyline High School Writing Center. Teen Spirit is a literary magazine that allows students to share their writing, art, photography, songs, and videos with our broader …

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Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
May 1 @ 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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Emerging Writers: Bringing Your Characters To Life 7:00 pm
Emerging Writers: Bringing Your Characters To Life @ AADL Westgate
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Fiction is all about characters: the heroes we love, the villains we hate, and the sidekicks who feel like our friends. But how do you bring those characters to life on the page? In this …

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The Moth Storyslam: Flawed 7:30 pm
The Moth Storyslam: Flawed @ Greyline
May 7 @ 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 FLAWED: Prepare a five-minute story about pitfalls. …

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Fiction at Literati: Susan Choi, plus conversation with Lillian Li 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Susan Choi, plus conversation with Lillian Li @ Literati
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is so excited to welcome author Susan Choi who will be reading and discussing her new novel Trust Exercise. Susan will be joined for a post-reading conversation with author Lillian Li. About Trust Exercise: In an American …

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Poetry and the Written Word 7:00 pm
Poetry and the Written Word @ Crazy Wisdom
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
On the second Wednesday of the month, we hold a relaxed and informal poetry workshop. Anyone is welcome to participate. At a workshop, you are encouraged to present a poem you are working on for …

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Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
May 8 @ 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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Open Mic and Share: Jannett Cannon and Doug Smith 7:00 pm
Open Mic and Share: Jannett Cannon and Doug Smith @ Bookbound
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This month we are featuring members of the Tornado Wine Poetry group including Janet Cannon, Karen Holman, Jennifer Burd, Doug Smith, Mary Beam, Lakshmi Narayanan, and Josephine Rood. We will begin with an open mic …

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Storytelling Workshop: Exiled to Motown: Japanese Americans in Detroit 1:00 pm
Storytelling Workshop: Exiled to Motown: Japanese Americans in Detroit @ AADL Downtown
May 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Get hands-on with history with our storytelling workshop! During this interactive program, you’ll learn how to tell your own community stories. This event includes the chance to brainstorm and draft your story in addition to receiving friendly, …

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Douglas Smith: Social Work and Other Myths 7:00 pm
Douglas Smith: Social Work and Other Myths @ Ypsi Alehouse
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Local poet Douglas Smith is co-editor of Mayapple Press’s In Drought Times: Scenes from Rural and Small Town Life. He was a finalist in the 2016 Mudfish Magazine and the 2017 New Guard Knightville Poetry contests. …

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Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
May 15 @ 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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Ann Arbor Poetry: Quinton Robinson and Mojdeah Stoakley 7:00 pm
Ann Arbor Poetry: Quinton Robinson and Mojdeah Stoakley @ Espresso Royale
May 19 @ 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. $5 suggested donation. facebook.com/AnnArborPoetry.  
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Emerging Writers: Open House 7:00 pm
Emerging Writers: Open House @ AADL Westgate
May 20 @ 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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The Moth Storyslam: Worship 7:30 pm
The Moth Storyslam: Worship @ Greyline
May 21 @ 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 WORSHIP: Prepare a five minute story …

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Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
May 22 @ 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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Vikki Tobak: Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop When 7:00 pm
Vikki Tobak: Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop When @ AADL Traverwood
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
The perfect gift for music and photography fans, an inside look at the work of hip-hop photographers told through their most intimate diaries—their contact sheets. Featuring rare outtakes from over 100 photoshoots alongside interviews and …

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Poetry at Literati: Clayton Eshleman: Pollen Aria 7:00 pm
Poetry at Literati: Clayton Eshleman: Pollen Aria @ Literati
May 24 @ 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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Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild 2:00 pm
Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild @ AADL Downtown
May 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
All invited to listen to guild members swap stories or bring their own to tell.          
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Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
May 29 @ 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 Moth Storyslam: GrandSLAM Championship 8:00 pm
The Moth Storyslam: GrandSLAM Championship @ The Ark
May 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET. *Seating is not guaranteed and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes …

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