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Mariama J. Lockington: For Black Girls Like Me 7:00 pm
Mariama J. Lockington: For Black Girls Like Me @ Literati
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We’re pleased to partner with 826michigan and the Neutral Zone as we welcome Mariama J. Lockington to our store to read from her book, For Black Girls Like Me. The event is free and open to …

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Benjamin Pauli: Flint Fights Back 7:00 pm
Benjamin Pauli: Flint Fights Back @ Literati
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We welcome Benjamin Pauli to the store to read and discuss his book, Flint Fights Back, an account of the Flint water crisis which shows that Flint’s struggle for safe and affordable water is part of a …

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Fiction at Literati: Maureen Joyce Connolly: Little Lovely Things 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Maureen Joyce Connolly: Little Lovely Things @ Literati
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We welcome debut novelist Maureen Joyce Connolly for an event in support of Little Lovely Things, which bestselling author Jacquelyn Mitchard called “a shattering adventure.” The event is free and open to the public. A signing …

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The Story Starts With You: Interactive Playwriting Workshop 7:00 pm
The Story Starts With You: Interactive Playwriting Workshop @ Literati
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join Black and Brown Theatre for an interactive workshop exploring the role of a playwright and their relationship to actors. In this workshop, participants will learn how to write their own simple one-minute scene which …

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Patti F. Smith and Britain Woodman: Vanishing Ann Arbor 7:00 pm
Patti F. Smith and Britain Woodman: Vanishing Ann Arbor @ Literati
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We welcome Ann Arborites Patti F. Smith and Britain Woodman in support of their new book, Vanishing Ann Arbor. Free and open to the public. Signing to follow.  About the book: Ann Arbor has seen many cherished …

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Paul Vachon: Detroit: An Illustrated Timeline 7:00 pm
Paul Vachon: Detroit: An Illustrated Timeline @ AADL Downtown (Fourth Floor)
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Let’s take a walk—a long walk, back over three centuries. At the dawn of the eighteenth century Detroit was established as simply an outpost for the French to take advantage of the fur trade while …

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Fiction at Literati: Paul Doiron: Almost Midnight 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Paul Doiron: Almost Midnight @ Literati
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We welcome Edgar Award finalist Paul Doiron as he reads from the latest installment of his bestselling Mike Bowditch series, Almost Midnight. Signing to follow. Free and open to the public. About Almost Midnight: In this thrilling entry …

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Edward Renehan: The Life of Charles Stewart Mott 7:00 pm
Edward Renehan: The Life of Charles Stewart Mott @ Literati
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We welcome Edward Renehan as he discusses his latest, a biography of Michigan entrepreneur, industrialist, banker, mayor, and sometimes cowboy Charles Stewart Mott. Signing to follow. Free and open to the public.  About the book: The …

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Poetry and the Written Word: Workshop 7:00 pm
Poetry and the Written Word: Workshop @ Crazy Wisdom
Aug 14 @ 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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Fiction at Literati: Zach Powers: First Cosmic Velocity 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Zach Powers: First Cosmic Velocity @ Literati
Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
As part of our ongoing Fiction at Literati Series, we welcome Zach Powers in support of his novel, First Cosmic Velocity, a stunningly imaginative novel about the Cold War, the Russian space program, and the amazing fraud …

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Poetry at Literati: Valencia Robin: Ridiculous Light 7:00 pm
Poetry at Literati: Valencia Robin: Ridiculous Light @ Literati
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
As part of our ongoing Poetry at Literati Series, we welcome Valencia Robin in support of her debut collection, Ridiculous Light. Valencia Robin’s first collection of poems, Ridiculous Light, won Persea Books’ 2018 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book …

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Fiction at Literati: Caitlin Horrocks: The Vexations 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Caitlin Horrocks: The Vexations @ Literati
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
As part of our ongoing Fiction at Literati Series, we welcome Michigan author Caitlin Horrocks in support of her latest novel, The Vexations, A kaleidoscopic debut novel about love, family, genius, and the madness of art, circling the …

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Kaitlin Sandeno with Dan D’Addona: Golden Glow 7:00 pm
Kaitlin Sandeno with Dan D’Addona: Golden Glow @ Literati
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We welcome Kaitlin Sandeno, world champion swimmer, Olympic gold medalist, and former world record holder in support of her book with Dan D’Addona, Golden Glow: How Kaitlin Sandeno Achieved Gold in the Pool and in Life. Kaitlin uses …

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The Missing Piece: A Collection of Kidney Transplant Stories 7:00 pm
The Missing Piece: A Collection of Kidney Transplant Stories @ AADL Downtown (Fourth Floor)
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The University of Michigan Transplant Center and Wolverines For Life present several authors/contributors of The Missing Piece: A Collection of Kidney Transplant Stories, as they  share their experience as kidney donors or recipients. The Missing Piece is a window …

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Larry Webster: Never Stop Driving 7:00 pm
Larry Webster: Never Stop Driving @ Literati
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We welcome former Editor-in-Chief of Road & Track, Larry Webster, in support of his book Never Stop Driving. Signing to follow. Free and open to the public. About the book: With glorious photography and sharp writing, Never Stop Driving presents …

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Book Club Bonanza: Celebrating Literati’s Monthly Book Clubs 7:00 pm
Book Club Bonanza: Celebrating Literati’s Monthly Book Clubs @ Literati
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
A special joint meeting of our monthly Literati, Poetry, and Feminist Book Clubs!  Each club will meet in our second-floor events space to discuss August’s picks as usual. As always, you can purchase book club selections …

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Robert Mills: JFK: The Last Speech 7:00 pm
Robert Mills: JFK: The Last Speech @ Literati
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We welcome Robert Mills to discuss JFK: The Last Speech, which explores the dramatic relationship between two seminal Americans–President John F. Kennedy and the poet Robert Frost–which reached its tragic climax in a surprising encounter with Soviet Premier …

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Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild 2:00 pm
Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild @ AADL Downtown (3rd floor, Freespace)
Aug 25 @ 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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Jia Tolentino: Trick Mirror 7:00 pm
Jia Tolentino: Trick Mirror @ Literati
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We welcome Jia Tolentino back to Ann Arbor in support of her debut collection of essays, Trick Mirror. A book signing to follow. Free and open to the public.  Early praise for Trick Mirror:  “It’s easy to write …

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Stories from North Star Reach 7:00 pm
Stories from North Star Reach @ Literati
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Listen to teenage campers, counselors and staff share stories about the impact camp has had on their lives. North Star Reach is a medically-supported camp on 105-acres in Pinckney, Michigan, serving children with serious health …

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Fiction at Literati: Lillian Li: Number One Chinese Restaurant, and Akil Kumarasamy: Half Gods 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Lillian Li: Number One Chinese Restaurant, and Akil Kumarasamy: Half Gods @ Literati
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We’re pleased to welcome Lillian Li and Akil Kumarasamy back to Literati Bookstore for an event celebrating the paperback release of their novels, Number One Chinese Restaurant, and Half Gods, respectively.  Book signing to follow. Free and open to …

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