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Emerging Writers: Writing Nonfiction 7:00 pm
Emerging Writers: Writing Nonfiction @ AADL Westgate
Jun 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
In this workshop, Bethany Neal and Alex Kourvo are joined by Aaron Foley, Chief Storyteller of Detroit and the author of two nonfiction books. We’ll discuss research, strategies for approaching publishers, and how to use literary techniques …

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The Moth Storyslam: Chemistry 7:30 pm
The Moth Storyslam: Chemistry @ Greyline
Jun 4 @ 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 *Tickets for this event are …

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Ted Baxter: Relentless: How a Massive Stroke Changed My Life for the Better 7:00 pm
Ted Baxter: Relentless: How a Massive Stroke Changed My Life for the Better @ Nicola's Books
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
In 2005, Ted W. Baxter was at the top of his game. He was a successful, globe-trotting businessman with a resume that would impress the best of the best. In peak physical condition, Ted worked …

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Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Jun 5 @ 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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Christina Henriquez: Annual Storymakers Dinner 7:00 pm
Christina Henriquez: Annual Storymakers Dinner @ Greyline
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
You are cordially invited to join 826michigan and guest of honor, Cristina Henríquez, for our 10th annual Storymakers Dinner – an evening of outstanding stories, fantastic food and amazing company in downtown Ann Arbor. STORYMAKERS …

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Afternoon Author Adventure: Debbie Gonzales, Esperanza Ramirez-Christensen, Tracy Gallup, Nancy Shaw, Deb Pilutti 3:00 pm
Afternoon Author Adventure: Debbie Gonzales, Esperanza Ramirez-Christensen, Tracy Gallup, Nancy Shaw, Deb Pilutti @ Nicola's Books
Jun 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Bring your family out for an afternoon to celebrate some wonderful local children’s authors and illustrators that include; Esperanza U. Ramirez-Christensen and Tracy Gallup – the author and illustrator of My First Book of Haiku Poems, …

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Teen Writing Festival 1:00 pm
Teen Writing Festival @ AADL Downtown
Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Teens who are interested in writing, or who entered this year’s “It’s All Write” writing contest are welcomed to the Library for a special afternoon celebrating writing and teen writers. Participate in a writing workshop, …

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Sharon McRill: Downsizing the Silver Tsunami 7:00 pm
Sharon McRill: Downsizing the Silver Tsunami @ Literati
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We welcome author Sharon McRill, president of The Betty Brigade based in Ann Arbor, in support of her new book Downsizing the Silver Tsunami: Who to Call and Where Does the Stuff Go? About the book: This …

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Poetry and the Written Word: Workshop 7:00 pm
Poetry and the Written Word: Workshop @ Crazy Wisdom
Jun 12 @ 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 welcome …

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Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Jun 12 @ 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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Richard W. Thomas: Going Home to My Soul, and Open Mic and Share 7:00 pm
Richard W. Thomas: Going Home to My Soul, and Open Mic and Share @ Bookbound
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
After a successful career as a historian, author, and advocate for Racial Amity, Richard W. Thomas is returning home to his poetic roots. His new book Going Home to My Soul: Collected Poems and Narratives is …

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Emerging Writers: Open House 7:00 pm
Emerging Writers: Open House @ AADL Westgate
Jun 17 @ 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: Danger 7:30 pm
The Moth Storyslam: Danger @ Greyline
Jun 18 @ 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 *Tickets for this event are …

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Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Jun 19 @ 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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Grown Folks Story Time: Patti Smith with Ken MacGregor, Callie Feyen, John Hritz, Morgan Hoeffel, Kelly Rowland 7:00 pm
Grown Folks Story Time: Patti Smith with Ken MacGregor, Callie Feyen, John Hritz, Morgan Hoeffel, Kelly Rowland @ Bookbound
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Local writer (and Observer contributor) Patti Smith hosts a story time for adults, with Ken MacGregor, Callie Feyen, John Hritz, Morgan Hoeffel, Kelly Rowlands. Pajamas encouraged. For adults only.
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Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild 2:00 pm
Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild @ AADL Downtown
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
All invited to listen to guild members swap stories or bring their own to tell, at the AASG monthly meeting.          
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Skazat! Poetry Series: Cozine Welch 7:00 pm
Skazat! Poetry Series: Cozine Welch @ Sweetwaters
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Cozine Welch is managing editor of Michigan Review of Prisoner Creative Writing. The program begins with open mike readings.
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Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Jun 26 @ 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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Tom Grace: The Thriller Alchemist 10:00 am
Tom Grace: The Thriller Alchemist @ Towsley Auditorium, Washtenaw Community College
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Tom Grace is the internationally bestselling author of the Nolan Kilkenny thrillers “Undeniable”, “The Secret Cardinal”, “Bird of Prey”, “Twisted Web”, “Quantum” and “Spyder Web”; and the stand-alone thriller “The Liberty Intrigue”. His books have …

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Literati Fiction Writing Workshop Final Reading 7:00 pm
Literati Fiction Writing Workshop Final Reading @ Literati
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We welcome the eight participants from Literati’s first Fiction Writing Workshop, reading original prose as a culmination and celebration of the eight-week course run by Literati bookseller and Creative Programs Manager, Gina Balibrera Amyx. Free and open to …

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