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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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Emerging Writers: Writing Short Stories and Flash Fiction 7:00 pm
Emerging Writers: Writing Short Stories and Flash Fiction @ AADL Westgate, West Side Room
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
A short story isn’t a miniature novel. It’s an art form all its own with rules about length, pacing, and theme. In this workshop, Bethany Neal and Alex Kourvo will be joined by author Harry R. …

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Elizabeth Berg 2:45 pm
Elizabeth Berg @ Tecumseh District Library
Aug 6 @ 2:45 pm – 4:15 pm
From her website: “Before I became a writer, I was a registered nurse for ten years, and that was my “school” for writing—taking care of patients taught me a lot about human nature, about hope …

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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 Moth Storyslam: Camp 7:30 pm
The Moth Storyslam: Camp @ Greyline
Aug 6 @ 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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Sean Sherman: The Sioux Chef: A Tasting Menu Experience 6:30 pm
Sean Sherman: The Sioux Chef: A Tasting Menu Experience @ Miss Kim
Aug 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Literati is pleased to be an official bookselling partner as Zingerman’s Community of Businesses presents acclaimed food activist and James Beard-award winning Chef Sean Sherman for a select dinner and presentation. Tickets are available through …

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Elizabeth Berg 7:00 pm
Elizabeth Berg @ Ypsilanti District Library (Whittaker)
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
From her website: “Before I became a writer, I was a registered nurse for ten years, and that was my “school” for writing—taking care of patients taught me a lot about human nature, about hope …

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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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Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Aug 7 @ 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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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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Roger Crais: A Dangerous Man 7:00 pm
Roger Crais: A Dangerous Man @ Nicola's Books
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for an afternoon with the beloved, bestselling, and award-winning Master of the Genre, Robert Crais, as he shares his brilliant new crime novel and Joe Pike’s most perilous case to date, A Dangerous Man. This …

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Ben Folds: Lightning Bugs: A Life of Music and Cheap Lessons, in conversation 7:00 pm
Ben Folds: Lightning Bugs: A Life of Music and Cheap Lessons, in conversation @ Blind Pig
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Click here for tickets.  Literati is thrilled to welcome Ben Folds to the historic Blind Pig in support of his memoir, A Dream About Lightning Bugs. The program will feature Ben in-conversation with WDET’s Ann Delisi. A Q&A and …

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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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Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Aug 14 @ 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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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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LaRon Williams: Still Kickin’, Just Not as High 2:00 pm
LaRon Williams: Still Kickin’, Just Not as High @ AADL Malletts Greek
Aug 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Join storyteller La’Ron Williams for a captivating and interactive performance. For over thirty years, La’Ron Williams has been an award winning and nationally acclaimed storyteller. He draws in listeners with his playful and malleable voice and …

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Summer Lovin’: Local Romance Author Panel 3:00 pm
Summer Lovin’: Local Romance Author Panel @ Nicola's Books
Aug 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The first ever Bookstore Romance Day arrives Saturday, August 17 and we’ll be celebrating with a panel and book signing of five Michigan authors. Bookstore Romance Day is a day designed to give independent bookstores …

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Emerging Writers: Open House 7:00 pm
Emerging Writers: Open House @ AADL Westgate, West Side Room
Aug 19 @ 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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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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Doc Fletcher: The History of Tiger Stadium: A Love Letter to Baseball at Michigan and Trumbull 6:00 pm
Doc Fletcher: The History of Tiger Stadium: A Love Letter to Baseball at Michigan and Trumbull @ Dexter District Library
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
“It was a night game, the field a shade of green that was the most beautiful color I’d ever seen, the smells, sounds, and sights of the pre-game action delightfully overwhelming… the air filled with …

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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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The Moth Storyslam: Influence 7:30 pm
The Moth Storyslam: Influence @ Greyline
Aug 20 @ 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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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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Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Aug 21 @ 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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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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Doc Fletcher: The History of Tiger Stadium: A Love Letter to Baseball at Michigan and Trumbull 7:00 pm
Doc Fletcher: The History of Tiger Stadium: A Love Letter to Baseball at Michigan and Trumbull @ Saline District Library
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
“It was a night game, the field a shade of green that was the most beautiful color I’d ever seen, the smells, sounds, and sights of the pre-game action delightfully overwhelming… the air filled with …

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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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Sinister Schemes, Scandal and Murder: Historical Mysteries Author Panel 7:00 pm
Sinister Schemes, Scandal and Murder: Historical Mysteries Author Panel @ Nicola's Books
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We welcome Agatha award nominee L.A. Chandlar, Agatha Award winner Dianne Freeman and New York Times Best-selling author C.M. Gleason to discuss the sinister schemes, scandal and murder that take place in their Historical Mystery …

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Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Aug 28 @ 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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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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