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Veronica Roth: The End and Other Beginnings, and in conversation with Alexander Weinstein 7:00 pm
Veronica Roth: The End and Other Beginnings, and in conversation with Alexander Weinstein @ AADL Downtown (First Floor Lobby)
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati Bookstore is pleased to welcome Veronica Roth to the Ann Arbor District Library’s Downtown Branch in support of her new book, The End and Other Beginnings: Stories from the Future. Veronica will be in-conversation with Alexander Weinstein, author of Children …

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Matthew Riemer: Seeing Queer History 7:00 pm
Matthew Riemer: Seeing Queer History @ AADL Downtown
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Matthew Riemer, co-author of We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation, uses imagery and narrative culled from years of research to examine how the struggles and triumphs of the queer …

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Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Oct 2 @ 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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Peter Ho Davis: Reading and Discussion 6:30 pm
Peter Ho Davis: Reading and Discussion @ Kreft Recital Hall, Concordia University
Oct 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Peter Ho Davies is the author of two novels, The Fortunes (winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Award and the Chautauqua Prize) and The Welsh Girl(long-listed for the Man Booker Prize), and two short story collections, The …

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Fierce Reads Tour, with Sara Faring, L.L. McKinney, Margaret Owen, Katy Rose Pool, in conversation with Lucy Schramm 7:00 pm
Fierce Reads Tour, with Sara Faring, L.L. McKinney, Margaret Owen, Katy Rose Pool, in conversation with Lucy Schramm @ Nicola's Books
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
It’s coming for us! 2019 Fierce Reads Tour is headed our way October 3. This is your opportunity to meet four fabulous YA authors – Sara Faring, L.L. McKinney, Margaret Owen, and Katy Rose Pool. …

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CREES Lecture: Ruta Sepetys: From the Soviet Gulag to Franco’s Spain: Historical Fiction’s Power for Global Dialogue 7:00 pm
CREES Lecture: Ruta Sepetys: From the Soviet Gulag to Franco’s Spain: Historical Fiction’s Power for Global Dialogue @ Michigan Theater
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Fri, Oct 4, 5:30 PM  CREES Distinguished Lecture and Film. “From the Soviet Gulag to Franco’s Spain: Historical Fiction’s Power for Global Dialogue.” Ruta Sepetys, author. Lecture followed at 7 PM by a screening of Ashes in the Snow. Marius …

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Maureen Muldoon: Creativity, Storytelling, and Miracles of Cours 1:30 pm
Maureen Muldoon: Creativity, Storytelling, and Miracles of Cours
Oct 6 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Join Maureen Muldoon, founder of Voice Box Stories and SpeakEasy Spiritual Community, in Ann Arbor for a powerful evening of creativity, community, and the healing power of story. We will be sharing and workshopping stories in …

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Karin Risko: A History Lover’s Guide to Detroit 2:00 pm
Karin Risko: A History Lover’s Guide to Detroit @ AADL Downtown (Multipurpose Room)
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Join author Karin Risko and photographer Rodney Arroyo as they share highlights of their book, A History Lover’s Guide to Detroit, an intimate tour of the city that put the world on wheels. Discover an amazing history of innovation, philanthropy, social …

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Theatre Nova: Frederick Glaysher’s The Parliament of Poets 7:00 pm
Theatre Nova: Frederick Glaysher’s The Parliament of Poets @ Theatre Nova
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Celebrating our common humanity uniting us all. On September 22, 29, and October 6, 7:00 pm, the theatre company, Apollo’s Troupe, will stage the theatre adaptation of the critically-acclaimed epic poem, The Parliament of Poets, written …

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CWPS Faculty Lecture: Nachicket Chanchani: Michelangelo of Yoga 6:00 pm
CWPS Faculty Lecture: Nachicket Chanchani: Michelangelo of Yoga @ Keene Theater, East Quad
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Drawing on archival research and fieldwork, this talk will explore how B.K.S.Iyengar, (1918-2014) widely acclaimed as a man instrumental in bringing postural yoga to the West, came to understand yoga as an art and see …

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National Coming Out Week/LGBTQ History Month Keynote Speaker: River Coello 6:30 pm
National Coming Out Week/LGBTQ History Month Keynote Speaker: River Coello @ ECC School of Social Work Bldg
Oct 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Please join us as we welcome River Coello to campus as our keynote speaker for National Coming Out Week 2019 and LGBTQ History Month 2019. About River: River Coello is a queer and trans multidisciplinary …

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Noon Lecture Series: Patti Smith and Britain Woodman: Vanishing Ann Arbor 12:00 pm
Noon Lecture Series: Patti Smith and Britain Woodman: Vanishing Ann Arbor @ Kempf House
Oct 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join “Vanishing Ann Arbor’ authors Patti Smith and Britain Woodman as they take you on a tour of our city’s past, from the places you remember to the places you don’t.
Poetry Series at Crazy Wisdom: Poetry Workshop Night 7:00 pm
Poetry Series at Crazy Wisdom: Poetry Workshop Night @ Crazy Wisdom
Oct 9 @ 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
Oct 9 @ 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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Lecture: Patricia A. Cost: The Bentons: How an American Father and Son Changed the Printing Industry, with Ben Denzer 5:00 pm
Lecture: Patricia A. Cost: The Bentons: How an American Father and Son Changed the Printing Industry, with Ben Denzer @ Hatcher Graduate Library (Clark Library, 2nd Floor)
Oct 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Historian Patricia Cost speaks about the history of the Benton family, who, among other things, invented the Century family of typefaces. Ben Denzer speaks about his artists’ books as well as his creative projects, such as Ice …

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Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild: Storyfest 9:00 pm
Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild: Storyfest @ Trinity Lutheran Church
Oct 12 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Come out to our annual storytelling concert for adults.  Tickets at the door $15
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Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild: Family Storytelling Concert 2:00 pm
Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild: Family Storytelling Concert @ AADL Traverwood
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
This fun family event is for children and adults.
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Zohar Weiman-Kelman: Queer Expectations: A Genealogy of Jewish Women’s Poetry 4:00 pm
Zohar Weiman-Kelman: Queer Expectations: A Genealogy of Jewish Women’s Poetry @ Rackham (East Conference Room)
Oct 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Zohar Weiman-Kelman will be discussing their recently published book, Queer Expectations: a Genealogy of Jewish Women’s Poetry (SUNY Press, 2018). Bringing together Jewish women’s poetry in English, Yiddish, and Hebrew from late nineteenth century through …

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Jeff Morrison: Guardians of Detroit: Architectural Sculpture in the Motor City 7:00 pm
Jeff Morrison: Guardians of Detroit: Architectural Sculpture in the Motor City @ Saline District Library
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Detroit is home to gargoyles, grotesques, and guardians that silently watch over the city from their posts high above the sidewalks and streets. Author and photographer Jeff Morrison will discuss the symbolism behind the ornamentation …

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Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Oct 16 @ 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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Zell Visiting Writers Series: C.M. Burroughs: Roundtable 3:00 pm
Zell Visiting Writers Series: C.M. Burroughs: Roundtable @ Hopwood Room, 1176 Angell Hall
Oct 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
CM Burroughs’ book of poems, The Vital System (Tupelo Press), illuminates what she calls “the protective capability of violence.” In the words of renowned French feminist scholar Hélène Cixous: “Burroughs delves into the ultra-sensitive roots …

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Lauren Bon: Life is Abundant 5:00 pm
Lauren Bon: Life is Abundant @ Michigan Theater
Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Lauren Bon is an environmental artist from Los Angeles, CA. Her practice, Metabolic Studio, explores self-sustaining and self-diversifying systems of exchange that feed emergent properties that regenerate the life web. Some of her works include: …

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Stamps Lecture Series: Lauren Bon: Life is Abundant 5:00 pm
Stamps Lecture Series: Lauren Bon: Life is Abundant @ Michigan Theater
Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Based in Los Angeles,Lauren Bon is an artist who works with architecture, performance, photography, sound, and farming to create urban, public, and land art projects to galvanize social and political transformation. Her practice, Metabolic Studio, explores self-sustaining …

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Poetry at Literati: Oliver Baez Bendorf, Susie Garcia, and David Hornibrook 7:00 pm
Poetry at Literati: Oliver Baez Bendorf, Susie Garcia, and David Hornibrook @ Literati
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We welcome three incredible poets–Oliver Baez Bendorf, Suzi F. Garcia, & David Hornibrook–as part of our ongoing Poetry at Literati Series. A book signing will follow. The event is free and open to the public.  …

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Lecture: FiveThirtyEight’s Clare Malone on the 2020 Presidential Election 7:00 pm
Lecture: FiveThirtyEight’s Clare Malone on the 2020 Presidential Election @ AADL Downtown (Lobby)
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Journalist Clare Malone will discuss the role that gender, class, and race played in the 2016 presidential election and how they might impact the 2020 election. Clare Malone is a Senior Political Reporter for FiveThirtyEight and …

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Mystery Author D.M. Pulley: No One’s Home 2:00 pm
Mystery Author D.M. Pulley: No One’s Home @ AADL Downtown
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Mystery and suspense author D.M. Pulley discusses her new book No One’s Home, a dark tale of a mansion haunted by a legacy of tragedy and a family trapped by lies that is sure to appeal to …

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John Kinzinger: Sacrifices Not Forgotten 2:00 pm
John Kinzinger: Sacrifices Not Forgotten @ First United Methodist Church
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The book, Sacrifices Not Forgotten was written by Vietnam Veteran John Kinzinger to honor the 76 Washtenaw County servicemen who were missing or killed in action in Vietnam. This will be a heart-to-heart conversation about …

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Q and A with Editor Carey Salerno 9:00 am
Q and A with Editor Carey Salerno @ Angell Hall, Room 4058
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Carey Salerno is the executive editor and director of Alice James Books where she has been serving underrepresented voices in the literary community since 2008. She is also the author of Shelter (2009) and coeditor …

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OLLI Reads: Mona Hanna-Attisha: What the Eyes Don’t See – A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City 10:00 am
OLLI Reads: Mona Hanna-Attisha: What the Eyes Don’t See – A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City @ Morris Lawrence Bldg, WCC
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Literati Bookstore is pleased to be on hand to sell books as OLLI Reads, in Collaboration with Michigan Humanities’ Great Michigan Read, presents Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, discussing her Book What the Eyes Don’t See – …

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James Poniewozik: Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America 7:00 pm
James Poniewozik: Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America @ AADL Downtown (First Floor Lobby)
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati Bookstore is pleased to be on hand to booksell as James Poniewozik visits the Ann Arbor District Library’s downtown branch. The event will take place in the lobby and is free and open to …

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Charles Eisendrath: Downstream from Here: A Big Life in a Small Place 12:00 pm
Charles Eisendrath: Downstream from Here: A Big Life in a Small Place @ Kempf House Museum
Oct 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Charles Eisendrath, retired University of Michigan Knight-Wallace journalism fellows director Professor Eisendrath discusses his new book “Downstream from Here: A Big Life in a Small Place”, a series of essays about the loves of a …

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Clements Library Lecture Series: Jason S. Lantzer: Tom Asunder: Faith, Higher Education, Politics and the Davidson Family During the Civil War 6:00 pm
Clements Library Lecture Series: Jason S. Lantzer: Tom Asunder: Faith, Higher Education, Politics and the Davidson Family During the Civil War @ Blau Hall (Room 1580)
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Literati Bookstore is pleased to be on hand to sell books for the Clements Library’s ongoing lecture series. This event features Jason S. Lantzer presenting his lecture Torn Asunder: Faith, Higher Education, Politics and the Davidson …

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Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Oct 23 @ 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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Jess Row: White Flights: Race, Fiction, and the American Imagination 2:00 pm
Jess Row: White Flights: Race, Fiction, and the American Imagination @ Angell Hall, Room 3222
Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
White Flights: Race, Fiction, and the American Imagination (Graywok Press, August 2019) is a meditation on whiteness in American fiction and culture from the end of the civil rights movement to the present. At the …

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Pamela Reynolds: What a Diary Confers: Children in the Zambezi Valley 2:30 pm
Pamela Reynolds: What a Diary Confers: Children in the Zambezi Valley @ East Quad, Room 1506
Oct 24 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Pamela Reynolds will speak about her book The Uncaring, Intricate World: A Field Diary, Zambezi Valley, 1984-85 (Duke 2019). Professor Emerita of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University and Honorary Professor at the University of Cape …

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Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild: Monthly Meeting 2:00 pm
Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild: Monthly Meeting @ Ann Arbor Civic Theater
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Monthly meeting of the AASG Open to the public.  This Month we are at the Ann Arbor Civic Theatre’s Studio.
Ann Arbor Storytellers Guiild: Scary Stories! 6:00 pm
Ann Arbor Storytellers Guiild: Scary Stories! @ Serendipity Books
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come on out to Serendipity Books in Chelsea for a night of chills and thrills. The telling starts simple and small with not-so-scary stories for kids. The stories slowly become more scary and MORE ADULT …

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Q and A with Agent Mollie Glick 9:00 am
Q and A with Agent Mollie Glick @ Angell Hall, Room 3154
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Mollie Glick is a literary agent at Creative Artists Agency. She graduated from Brown University and began her career as a literary scout, advising foreign publishers regarding the acquisition of rights to American books. She …

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Jeff Morrison: Guardians of Detroit: Architectural Sculpture in the Motor City 7:00 pm
Jeff Morrison: Guardians of Detroit: Architectural Sculpture in the Motor City @ Chelsea District Library
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Detroit is home to gargoyles, grotesques, and guardians that silently watch over the city from their posts high above the sidewalks and streets. Author and photographer Jeff Morrison will discuss the symbolism behind the ornamentation …

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Ruth Behar: Jewish Cuba: Immigrant Memories, Anthropological Journeys, Fictional Recreations 12:00 pm
Ruth Behar: Jewish Cuba: Immigrant Memories, Anthropological Journeys, Fictional Recreations @ Kempf House Museum
Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Description:Ruth Behar — storyteller, author, poet, educator, and public speaker Dr. Behar will present a multilayered view of the Jews of Cuba, weaving together various forms of storytelling, from history and ethnography to fiction and …

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U-M Author’s Forum: Ellen Muehlberger: Moment of Reckoning: Imagined Death and Its Consequences in Late Ancient Christianity 5:30 pm
U-M Author’s Forum: Ellen Muehlberger: Moment of Reckoning: Imagined Death and Its Consequences in Late Ancient Christianity @ Osterman Common Room (1022)
Oct 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Ellen Muehlberger (history, classical studies, Middle East studies) and Deborah Dash Moore (Judaic studies, history) discuss Muehlberger’s latest book, followed by Q & A. Late antiquity saw a proliferation of Christian texts dwelling on the …

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Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Oct 30 @ 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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African Emerican Literature and Culture Now: Symposium 9:00 am
African Emerican Literature and Culture Now: Symposium @ 3222 Angell Hall
Oct 31 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
The African American Literature and Culture Now symposium brings together a group of leading scholars in African American humanistic fields to identify and discuss the central questions that animate 21st-century Black Studies. Held over two days, the symposium …

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