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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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The Moth Storyslam: Fraud 7:30 pm
The Moth Storyslam: Fraud @ Greyline
Oct 1 @ 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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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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Lisa Damour: Under Pressure: Confronting Stress and Anxiety in Children and Teenagers 6:00 pm
Lisa Damour: Under Pressure: Confronting Stress and Anxiety in Children and Teenagers @ Campell Center, Greenhills School
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Psychologist and author Lisa Damour, Ph.D. will discuss the anxiety and stress experienced by young people, and how parents can best support them. Dr. Damour will share fresh insights from her years as the Adolescence …

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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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Dwight Wilson: The Resistors 7:00 pm
Dwight Wilson: The Resistors @ Nicola's Books
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Dwight Wilson will join us to share The Resistors, stories of slavery and the brave black, white, Native American, and multiracial men and women who fought against it. About the Book Wilson’s (The Kidnapped, 2018, …

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Fiction at Literati: Aaron Hamburger: Nirvana Is Here 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Aaron Hamburger: Nirvana Is Here @ Literati
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We welcome award-winning author Aaron Hamburger as part of our ongoing Fiction at Literati series, in support of his latest novel Nirvana is Here. Book signing to follow. Free and open to the public. About 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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Sarah Miller: The Miracle and Tragedy of the Dionne Quintuplets 7:00 pm
Sarah Miller: The Miracle and Tragedy of the Dionne Quintuplets @ Literati
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We welcome author Sarah Miller in support of her nonfiction book for young readers, The Miracle & Tragedy of the Dionne Quintuplets. A book signing will follow the event. The event is free and open to …

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Webster Reading Series: Monica Rico and Nishanth Injam 7:00 pm
Webster Reading Series: Monica Rico and Nishanth Injam @ UMMA Auditorium
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
One MFA student of fiction and one of poetry, each introduced by a peer, will read their work. The Mark Webster Reading Series presents emerging writers in a warm and relaxed setting. We encourage you …

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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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David Hornibrook: Night Manual 7:00 pm
David Hornibrook: Night Manual @ Nicola's Books
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
David joins us for a night of poetry. His title, Night Manual, is a survival guide for life—all the messy, wonderful, grieving, and self-doubting parts of life. David Hornibrook’s debut poetry collection is a book …

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Emerging Writers Workshop: Social Marketing for Writers When 7:00 pm
Emerging Writers Workshop: Social Marketing for Writers When @ AADL Westgate, West Side Room
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Social media is here to stay, and every writer should have some kind of online presence. But hard-sell techniques are so last-century, and savvy writers can do better. In this workshop, Alex Kourvo and Bethany …

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Garth Nix: Angel Mage 7:00 pm
Garth Nix: Angel Mage @ AADL Downtown (First Floor Lobby)
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The New York Times bestselling author Garth Nix, acclaimed for his popular Old Kingdom series, returns with a new standalone novel, Angel Mage. In Angel Mage, Nix has created a feminist fantasy set in an alternate European world ruled by fearsome magic …

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Leah Plunkett: Sharenthood 7:00 pm
Leah Plunkett: Sharenthood @ Literati
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We welcome law professor and author Leah Plunkett in support of her recent book Sharenthood: Why We Should Think Before We Talk about Our Kids Online. A book signing will follow. The event is free and …

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Markus Zukam: Bridge of Clay 7:00 pm
Markus Zukam: Bridge of Clay @ Nicola's Books
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Nicola’s Books is excited to present critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author Markus Zusak with his newest release, Bridge of Clay. Signing Guidelines Only copies of Bridge of Clay purchased from Nicola’s Books will …

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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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Poetry at Literati: Jon Sands: It’s Not Magic 7:00 pm
Poetry at Literati: Jon Sands: It’s Not Magic @ Literati
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We welcome Jon Sands as part of our ongoing Poetry at Literati series, in support of his latest collection It’s Not Magic. Free and open to the public. Book signing to follow.  About the collection: Snapshots of youth, …

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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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MQR Fall Issue Launch 7:00 pm
MQR Fall Issue Launch @ Literati
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Michigan Quarterly Review launches its fall issue. Details and contributor bios to come. Stay tuned!
Open Mic and Share: Paul Bernstein 7:00 pm
Open Mic and Share: Paul Bernstein @ Bookbound
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We are pleased to present Ann Arbor poet Paul Bernstein who will read from his new poetry book, What the Owls Know.  He began publishing his poetry as an undergrad at U of M in …

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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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Fiction at Literati: Eileen Pollack: The Professor of Immortality, and in conversation with Lillian Li 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Eileen Pollack: The Professor of Immortality, and in conversation with Lillian Li @ Literati
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Author and former director of the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at The University of Michigan visits as part of our ongoing Fiction at Literati Series, in support of her new novel The Professor of Immortality. Eileen …

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National Coming Out Poetry Reading and Performance 7:00 pm
National Coming Out Poetry Reading and Performance @ AADL Downtown (Fourth Floor Meeting Room)
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
National Coming Out Day is observed annually to celebrate coming out as an LGBTQ+ or ally, and to raise awareness of the LGBTQ+ community and civil rights movement. Our stories can be powerful to each other. Come celebrate the journey of coming …

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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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Ann Patchett: The Dutch House 7:00 pm
Ann Patchett: The Dutch House @ Rackham Auditorium
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tickets available now. Purchase them here. Literati Bookstore is honored to welcome Ann Patchett to Rackham Auditorium for an event in support of her latest novel, The Dutch House, and in benefit of the Book Industry Charitable …

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Dennis Rasbauch: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and the Petersburg Campaign 7:00 pm
Dennis Rasbauch: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and the Petersburg Campaign @ St. Jospeh Mercy Hospital (Exhibition Room)
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Dennis A. Rasbach, MD, is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. As a busy practicing surgeon, he is an unlikely author of a micro history of the Civil War experience at the Front …

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Jon Milan and Gail Offen: Michigan Haunts: Public Places, Eerie Spaces 7:00 pm
Jon Milan and Gail Offen: Michigan Haunts: Public Places, Eerie Spaces @ AADL Downtown
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Michigan has always been a region of mystery. Many strange occurrences have been documented, and tales of allegedly paranormal activity continue to surface to the present day. From the notorious hauntings of remote lighthouses like …

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The Moth Storyslam: Ink 7:30 pm
The Moth Storyslam: Ink @ Greyline
Oct 15 @ 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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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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Zell Visiting Writers: C.M. Burroughs: Reading and Book Signing 5:30 pm
Zell Visiting Writers: C.M. Burroughs: Reading and Book Signing @ U-M Museum of Art Stern Auditorium
Oct 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 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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Erica Chapman: Teach Me Not to Forget, and Patrick Flores-Scott: American Road Trip 7:00 pm
Erica Chapman: Teach Me Not to Forget, and Patrick Flores-Scott: American Road Trip @ Nicola's Books
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Local authors Erica Chapman and Patrick Flores- Scott are joining forces for the evening to share their Young Adult titles. About the Books Author: Erica Chapman Title: Teach Me to Forget Ellery doesn’t want to …

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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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Fiction at Literati: Jac Jemc: False Bingo 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Jac Jemc: False Bingo @ Literati
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We welcome award-winning author Jac Jemc as part of our ongoing Fiction at Literati series in support of her latest short story collection, False Bingo. A Book signing to follow. Free and open to the public.  About …

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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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Webster Reading Series: Mariya Zilberman and Karolina Leetunova 7:00 pm
Webster Reading Series: Mariya Zilberman and Karolina Leetunova @ UMMA Auditorium
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
One MFA student of fiction and one of poetry, each introduced by a peer, will read their work. The Mark Webster Reading Series presents emerging writers in a warm and relaxed setting. We encourage you …

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YpsiWrites Grand Opening Celebration 11:00 am
YpsiWrites Grand Opening Celebration @ Ypsilanti District Library (Whittaker)
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Celebrate the new YpsiWrites and the National Day on Writing. Try out writing activities, learn from area writers and authors, and share your own writing experiences. There will be giveaways from local businesses. For more …

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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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Ann Arbor Poetry: Hillary Kobernick 7:00 pm
Ann Arbor Poetry: Hillary Kobernick @ Espresso Royale
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ann Arbor Poetry hosts an open mic every 1st and 3rd Sunday, with feature poets whenever we can get them. Hillary Kobernick has competed at the National Poetry Slam six times, representing. She holds a master’s …

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Bridgett M. Davis: The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother’s Life in the Detroit Numbers 7:00 pm
Bridgett M. Davis: The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother’s Life in the Detroit Numbers @ AADL Downtown (Lobby)
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Award-winning filmmaker and author Bridgett M. Davis grew up in Detroit with a secret—one she continued to safeguard into her adult years. Her family’s livelihood was entirely dependent on her mother’s business— a hugely successful underground lottery known …

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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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Deborah Blum: The Poison Squad: One Chemist’s Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century 7:00 pm
Deborah Blum: The Poison Squad: One Chemist’s Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century @ AADL Downtown (Multi-Purpose Room)
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
In The Poison Squad: One Chemist’s Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times-bestselling author Deborah Blum explores the alarming state of food production …

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Emerging Writers: Meet-up 7:00 pm
Emerging Writers: Meet-up @ AADL Westgate, West Side Room
Oct 21 @ 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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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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Nic Stone: Jackpot 7:00 pm
Nic Stone: Jackpot @ AADL Downtown (Fourth Floor Meeting Room)
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
AADL hosts best-selling YA author Nic Stone to discuss her latest title, Jackpot. What would winning the lottery mean to you? Nic Stone provides a close view at this thought through the eyes of teenager Rico in Jackpot. Taking care …

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Clara Parkes: Vanishing Fleece: Adventures in American Wool 7:00 pm
Clara Parkes: Vanishing Fleece: Adventures in American Wool @ AADL Downtown (First Floor Lobby)
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Clara Parkes, best-selling author on knitting and wool, comes to AADL to discuss her new book Vanishing Fleece: Adventures in American Wool, a fast-paced account of the year Parkes spent transforming a 676-pound bale of fleece into saleable …

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Skazat! Poetry Series: Bryan Thao Worra 7:00 pm
Skazat! Poetry Series: Bryan Thao Worra @ Sweetwaters
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Skazat! is back, and have we got a season lined up for you! Join us at Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea Washington St. on September 24 to celebrate with fabulous poetry and tasty treats. Whether you’re …

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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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Fiction at Literati: Ben Lerner: The Topeka School 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Ben Lerner: The Topeka School @ Literati
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We welcome award-winning poet and novelist Ben Lerner in support of his latest, The Topeka School, as part of our ongoing Fiction at Literati series. A Book signing will follow. Free and open to the public.  About …

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Poetry and the Written Word: Dennis Hinrichsen 7:00 pm
Poetry and the Written Word: Dennis Hinrichsen @ Crazy Wisdom
Oct 23 @ 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 Night with Kelly Fordon and Zilka Joseph 7:00 pm
Poetry Night with Kelly Fordon and Zilka Joseph @ Bookbound
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We are excited to welcome Kelly Fordon in support of her first full-length poetry collection, Goodbye Toothless House. Her work has appeared The Florida Review, The Kenyon Review, and other journals, as well as three …

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Poetry Series at Crazy Wisdom: TBA 7:00 pm
Poetry Series at Crazy Wisdom: TBA @ Crazy Wisdom
Oct 23 @ 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 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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Fiction at Literati: Benedek Totth: Dead Heat 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Benedek Totth: Dead Heat @ Literati
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We welcome Benedek Totth as part of our ongoing Fiction at Literati series, in support of his debut Dead Heat. Book signing to follow. Free and open to the public.  About the book: In a nameless Hungarian town, …

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Shira Erlichman: Odes to Lithium 7:00 pm
Shira Erlichman: Odes to Lithium @ Neutral Zone
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is pleased to be on hand to sell books as the Neutral Zone welcomes poet Shira Erlichman in support of her debut collection of poetry, Odes to Lithium. Free and open to the public. Book …

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Elizabeth Strout: Olive Again 10:59 am
Elizabeth Strout: Olive Again @ First United Methodist Church
Oct 25 @ 10:59 am – 11:59 am
Tickets available now. Click here to purchase.  Literati Bookstore is thrilled to welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Strout to First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor in support of her latest, Olive, Again. The event will feature a …

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Lecture: Jill Grunenwald: Reading Behind Bars 2:00 pm
Lecture: Jill Grunenwald: Reading Behind Bars @ AADL Westgate
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Author Jill Grunenwald will read from her new book Reading Behind Bars: a True Story of Literature, Law, and Life as a Prison Librarian. After graduating with a Masters in Library and Information Science, Jill …

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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.
NaNoWriMo Kick-Off Party 4:00 pm
NaNoWriMo Kick-Off Party @ AADL Westgate
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
If you’ve ever thought about writing a novel, join us at the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) Kick Off Party! Hosted by Ann Arbor municipal liaison Hilary Braley, you’ll find fellow first-time and experienced writers …

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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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Ayelet Tsabari: The Art of Leaving 7:00 pm
Ayelet Tsabari: The Art of Leaving @ Literati
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We welcome award-winning author Ayelet Tsabari in support of her acclaimed memoir, The Art of Leaving. A book signing will follow. The event is free and open to the public. About the book: An intimate memoir in …

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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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