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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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Heather Bruegl: The Power of Native Women 7:00 pm
Heather Bruegl: The Power of Native Women @ AADL Downtown
Jun 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Throughout history, women have played an important role in the family and the community.  But Native women have also helped shape our nation by fighting alongside warriors, becoming doctors and performing other courageous feats.  Learn about the impact …

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Patrick Spero: Frontier Rebels: The Fight for Independence in the American West 6:00 pm
Patrick Spero: Frontier Rebels: The Fight for Independence in the American West @ Robertson Auditorium (Ross)
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Discover the untold Story of the “Black Boys,” a rebellion on the American frontier in 1765. Drawing on largely forgotten manuscript sources from across North America, Spero reveals an often-overlooked truth: the West played a …

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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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Fiction at Literati: Stephen Markley: Ohio 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Stephen Markley: Ohio @ Literati
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
As part of our ongoing Fiction at Literati Series, we welcome author Stephen Markley in support of his bestselling debut, Ohio, which NPR called “a wild, angry and devastating masterpiece of a book.” This event is free and open …

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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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RC Drama: Twelfth Night 6:30 pm
RC Drama: Twelfth Night @ Arboretum (Peony Garden entrance)
Jun 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The 2019 Shakespeare in the Arb play is Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s story of love and identity, mistaken and otherwise, brims with some of the bard’s most well-loved speeches and songs. The performance dates and times: …

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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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Fiction at Literati: Susan Jane Gilman: Donna Has Left the Building 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Susan Jane Gilman: Donna Has Left the Building @ Literati
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
As part of our ongoing Fiction at Literati Series, we welcome New York Times-bestselling author Susan Jane Gilman in support of her latest, Donna Has Left the Building, which author Boris Fishman calls an “engrossing and incisive–politically, domestically, …

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Jen Rubin: We Are Staying: Eighty Years in the Life of a Family 7:00 pm
Jen Rubin: We Are Staying: Eighty Years in the Life of a Family @ Nicola's Books
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join author Jen Rubin as she discusses her book, We Are Staying: Eighty Years in the Life of a Family, a Store, and a Neighborhood, a small business story about a shop owner that keeps …

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RC Drama: Twelfth Night 6:30 pm
RC Drama: Twelfth Night @ Arboretum (Peony Garden entrance)
Jun 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The 2019 Shakespeare in the Arb play is Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s story of love and identity, mistaken and otherwise, brims with some of the bard’s most well-loved speeches and songs. The performance dates and times: …

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Dean Kulpers: The Deer Camp 7:00 pm
Dean Kulpers: The Deer Camp @ Literati
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We welcome author Dean Kuipers in support of his new memoir, The Deer Camp, which Kirkus describes as “lushly detailed and full of eco-devotion.”  About the book: For readers of The Stranger in the Woods and H Is for Hawk, a …

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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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RC Drama: Twelfth Night 6:30 pm
RC Drama: Twelfth Night @ Arboretum (Peony Garden entrance)
Jun 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The 2019 Shakespeare in the Arb play is Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s story of love and identity, mistaken and otherwise, brims with some of the bard’s most well-loved speeches and songs. The performance dates and times: …

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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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Patrick Lohier: Radiant Night 4:00 pm
Patrick Lohier: Radiant Night @ Bookbound
Jun 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
We are pleased to present Patrick Lohier, whose enticing debut novel, Radiant Night, blends history, mystery and adrenaline to produce a wildly entertaining and fast-paced literary thriller. Patrick’s stories, book reviews, and essays have appeared in …

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RC Drama: Twelfth Night 6:30 pm
RC Drama: Twelfth Night @ Arboretum (Peony Garden entrance)
Jun 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The 2019 Shakespeare in the Arb play is Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s story of love and identity, mistaken and otherwise, brims with some of the bard’s most well-loved speeches and songs. The performance dates and times: …

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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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Jonathan Stutzman and Heather Fox: Llama Destroys the World 10:30 am
Jonathan Stutzman and Heather Fox: Llama Destroys the World @ AADL Downtown
Jun 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
For Whom Grade K–5 Description Meet Llama, the next great picture-book megastar, who has most definitely driven a bus and who loves tacos way more than you. He also loves cake, and that’s where our …

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Fiction at Literati: Sarah Dessen: The Rest of the Story 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Sarah Dessen: The Rest of the Story @ Literati
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is thrilled to welcome bestselling novelist Sarah Dessen in support of her latest book The Rest of the Story. A book signing will follow an author talk and Q&A. A copy of The Rest of the Story is required …

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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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Barbara Stark-Nemon: A Novel Path to a Second Career 10:00 am
Barbara Stark-Nemon: A Novel Path to a Second Career @ Towsley Auditorium, Washtenaw Community College
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Barbara Stark-Nemon, author of award-winning novels Even in Darkness and Hard Cider, lives, writes, cycles, swims, does fiber arts, and gardens in Ann Arbor and Northport, Michigan. She has degrees in English literature, art history, …

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RC Drama: Twelfth Night 6:30 pm
RC Drama: Twelfth Night @ Arboretum (Peony Garden entrance)
Jun 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The 2019 Shakespeare in the Arb play is Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s story of love and identity, mistaken and otherwise, brims with some of the bard’s most well-loved speeches and songs. The performance dates and times: …

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Fiction at Literati: Ocean Vuong: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Ocean Vuong: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous @ Literati
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
As part of our ongoing Fiction at Literati Series, we welcome celebrated author and poet Ocean Vuong in support his debut novel, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous. About the book: Named one of the most anticipated books of 2019 …

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Mandy McGovern: A Little Taste of Michigan 7:00 pm
Mandy McGovern: A Little Taste of Michigan @ Nicola's Books
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mandy McGovern is joining us to share her debut cookbook, My Little Michigan Kitchen. After collecting cookbooks on her travels Mandy noticed Michigan was missing its own signature cookbook. She will be sharing little taste of …

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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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RC Drama: Twelfth Night 6:30 pm
RC Drama: Twelfth Night @ Arboretum (Peony Garden entrance)
Jun 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The 2019 Shakespeare in the Arb play is Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s story of love and identity, mistaken and otherwise, brims with some of the bard’s most well-loved speeches and songs. The performance dates and times: …

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RC Drama: Twelfth Night 6:30 pm
RC Drama: Twelfth Night @ Arboretum (Peony Garden entrance)
Jun 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The 2019 Shakespeare in the Arb play is Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s story of love and identity, mistaken and otherwise, brims with some of the bard’s most well-loved speeches and songs. The performance dates and times: …

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RC Drama: Twelfth Night 6:30 pm
RC Drama: Twelfth Night @ Arboretum (Peony Garden entrance)
Jun 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The 2019 Shakespeare in the Arb play is Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s story of love and identity, mistaken and otherwise, brims with some of the bard’s most well-loved speeches and songs. The performance dates and times: …

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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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Julien Gorbach: The Notorious Ben Hecht 7:00 pm
Julien Gorbach: The Notorious Ben Hecht @ Literati
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We welcome journalist and professor in the School of Communications at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Julien Gorbach, in support of his latest book The Notorious Ben Hecht.  About the book: In 1932, Hecht solidified his …

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Fiction at Literati: Ferrett Steinemetz: The Sol Majestic 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Ferrett Steinemetz: The Sol Majestic @ Literati
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We welcome Nebula Nominated author Ferrett Steinemetz in support of his new novel, The Sol Majestic, a big-hearted and delightful intergalactic adventure for fans of Becky Chambers and The Good Place, as part of our ongoing Fiction at …

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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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Jennifer Weiner: Mrs. Everything 7:00 pm
Jennifer Weiner: Mrs. Everything @ Jewish Community Center
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tickets on sale now, click here to purchase. Literati Bookstore is delighted to welcome Jennifer Weiner to the Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor in support of her latest novel, Mrs. Everything. The program will feature a …

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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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RC Drama: Twelfth Night 6:30 pm
RC Drama: Twelfth Night @ Arboretum (Peony Garden entrance)
Jun 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The 2019 Shakespeare in the Arb play is Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s story of love and identity, mistaken and otherwise, brims with some of the bard’s most well-loved speeches and songs. The performance dates and times: …

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For Future Use . . . . 7:00 pm
For Future Use . . . . @ Nicola's Books
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for a Night Time Story Time to meet author-illustrator Emmy Kastner as she shares Nerdy Babies: Space. Cookies and milk will be served to all—and don’t forget to wear your pajamas! About the Book In …

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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.
Night Time Story Time with Emmy Kastner: Nerdy Babies: Space 7:00 pm
Night Time Story Time with Emmy Kastner: Nerdy Babies: Space @ Nicola's Books
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for a Night Time Story Time to meet author-illustrator Emmy Kastner as she shares Nerdy Babies: Space. Cookies and milk will be served to all—and don’t forget to wear your pajamas! About the Book In …

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RC Drama: Twelfth Night 6:30 pm
RC Drama: Twelfth Night @ Arboretum (Peony Garden entrance)
Jun 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The 2019 Shakespeare in the Arb play is Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s story of love and identity, mistaken and otherwise, brims with some of the bard’s most well-loved speeches and songs. The performance dates and times: …

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RC Drama: Twelfth Night 6:30 pm
RC Drama: Twelfth Night @ Arboretum (Peony Garden entrance)
Jun 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The 2019 Shakespeare in the Arb play is Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s story of love and identity, mistaken and otherwise, brims with some of the bard’s most well-loved speeches and songs. The performance dates and times: …

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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.          
RC Drama: Twelfth Night 6:30 pm
RC Drama: Twelfth Night @ Arboretum (Peony Garden entrance)
Jun 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The 2019 Shakespeare in the Arb play is Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s story of love and identity, mistaken and otherwise, brims with some of the bard’s most well-loved speeches and songs. The performance dates and times: …

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Kim Darst: The Iditarod Sled Dog Race Experience 6:00 pm
Kim Darst: The Iditarod Sled Dog Race Experience @ AADL Downtown
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Kim Darst from Husky Haven Sled Dogs will share her experience competing in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage, Alaska.  Husky Haven Sled Dogs was established in 1999 with two Samoyeds and a dream to run the …

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Fiction at Literati: Catherine Chung: The Tenth Muse 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Catherine Chung: The Tenth Muse @ Literati
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We welcome NEA Fellow and PEN/Hemingway Finalist Catherine Chung in support of her new novel, The Tenth Muse, which Roxane Gay calls “ambitious and intriguing,” as part of our ongoing Fiction at Literati series. The event is …

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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 and the Written Word: William Teets 7:00 pm
Poetry and the Written Word: William Teets @ Crazy Wisdom
Jun 26 @ 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 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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