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Leland Stowe Memorial Lecture: Anu Partanen 4:00 pm
Leland Stowe Memorial Lecture: Anu Partanen @ Rackham Amphitheatre
Feb 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Literati is pleased to be on hand as a bookseller for the University of Michigan LSA Honors Program’s Leland Stowe Memorial Lecture, delivered by author Anu Partanen.  The lecture celebrates the best in journalism, broadly …

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Emerging Writers Workshop: How To Revise Your Novel or Memoir 7:00 pm
Emerging Writers Workshop: How To Revise Your Novel or Memoir @ AADL Westgate, West Side Room
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
After the first draft is done, the real work begins. But what is the best way to revise your novel or memoir? In this workshop, Alex Kourvo will show you the easy way to revise …

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Fiction at Literati: Jennifer Acker: The Limits of the World 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Jennifer Acker: The Limits of the World @ Literati
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We welcome debut novelist Jennifer Acker in support of The Limits of the World. About the book: Spanning four generations and three continents, The Limits of the World illuminates the vast mosaic of cultural divisions and ethical considerations that …

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Jim Ottaviani: Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier 7:00 pm
Jim Ottaviani: Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier @ AADL Downtown (Multipurpose Room)
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jim Ottaviani comes to the library to launch (no pun intended) his new book : Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier. In this graphic novel Ottaviani and illustrator Maris Wicks capture the great humor and …

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William D. Lopez: Separated: Family and Community in the Aftermath of an Immigration Raid 7:00 pm
William D. Lopez: Separated: Family and Community in the Aftermath of an Immigration Raid @ AADL Downtown (Multipurpose Room)
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
In Separated: Family and Community in the Aftermath of an Immigration Raid, local author William D. Lopez examines the lasting damage done by this daylong act of collaborative immigration enforcement in Washtenaw County, Michigan. Exploring the …

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Poetry and the Written Word: Poetry Workshop 7:00 pm
Poetry and the Written Word: Poetry Workshop @ Crazy Wisdom
Feb 5 @ 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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The Moth Storyslam: Revolution 7:30 pm
The Moth Storyslam: Revolution @ Blind Pig
Feb 5 @ 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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Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Feb 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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Jennifer Hirsch and Shamus Khan: Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus 4:00 pm
Jennifer Hirsch and Shamus Khan: Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus @ Rackham Amphitheater
Feb 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Literati is pleased to be on hand as a bookseller as the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Michigan presents Jennifer Hirsch and Shamus Khan, authors of Sexual Citizens: A Landmark …

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Zell Visiting Writers: Rya Kaminsky 5:30 pm
Zell Visiting Writers: Rya Kaminsky @ UMMA Auditorium
Feb 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Literati is pleased to be the official bookseller for the Zell Visiting Writing Series, produced by the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan.  Ilya Kaminsky’s widely acclaimed parable in poems, Deaf Republic …

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Charles Eisendrath: Downstream from Here 7:00 pm
Charles Eisendrath: Downstream from Here @ Argus Farm Stop
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Time Magazine journalist, professor, farmer, and inventor Charles Eisendrath reads from his new memoir Downstream From Here, retracing a life lived in many worlds, from interviewing Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet on the morning after the …

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Fiction at Literati: Madeline Miller: Circe 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Madeline Miller: Circe @ Literati
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We’re pleased to welcome acclaimed author and Orange Prize for Fiction recipient Madeline Miller in support of her beloved novel, Circe. This event is free and open to the public. Seating will be limited and will …

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Dan Murphy: Start By Believing 7:00 pm
Dan Murphy: Start By Believing @ Literati
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We welcome ESPN investigative reporter and Peabody Award recipient Dan Murphy to discuss start by Believing: Larry Nassar’s Crimes, the Institutions that Enabled Him, and the Brave Women Who Stopped a Monster.  A book signing will follow the …

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Emerging Writers Presents: Local Writers LIVE: Bethany Grey, Johnny Thompson, Miranda Kruse, Loretta J. Poisson, Coach Roscow 7:00 pm
Emerging Writers Presents: Local Writers LIVE: Bethany Grey, Johnny Thompson, Miranda Kruse, Loretta J. Poisson, Coach Roscow @ AADL Westgate, West Side Room
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Emerging Writers Presents: Local Writers LIVE When Monday February 10, 2020: 7:00pm to 8:30pm Where Westgate Branch: West Side Room Description Join us for an evening with five local authors doing short readings from their published …

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Christopher Fort: translator of Abdulhamid Sulaymon o’g’li Cho’lpon: Night and Day 7:00 pm
Christopher Fort: translator of Abdulhamid Sulaymon o’g’li Cho’lpon: Night and Day @ Literati
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We welcome Christopher Fort, who holds a PhD in Slavic Languages and Literature from the University of Michigan in support of his translation of preeminent Uzbek poet and litterateur Abdulhamid Sulaymon o’g’li Cho’lpon, Night and Day. The …

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Harry Dolan: The Good Killer 7:00 pm
Harry Dolan: The Good Killer @ Nicola's Books
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Harry Dolan will be in store signing his newest release The Good Killer. Please note that Harry will be doing a 30 minute talk at the beginning of the event. About the Book Sean Tennant …

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Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Feb 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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East Side Reading Series: Ann Clark, Cheryl Crabb, Marlin M. Jenkins, Caroline Maun, Daniella Toosie-Watson 3:00 pm
East Side Reading Series: Ann Clark, Cheryl Crabb, Marlin M. Jenkins, Caroline Maun, Daniella Toosie-Watson @ The Commons Detroit
Feb 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join us for the February edition of the East Side Reading Series! Hosted on the 2nd Floor of The Commons: https://thecommonsdetroit.com/ The Line Up: Anna Clark Cheryl Crabb Marlin M. Jenkins Caroline Maun Daniella Toosie-Watson …

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Ann Arbor Poetry: U-M Poetry Slam Team 7:00 pm
Ann Arbor Poetry: U-M Poetry Slam Team @ Espresso Royale
Feb 16 @ 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. $5 suggested donation. facebook.com/AnnArborPoetry.  
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Emerging Writers Meetup with a Poet: Molly Raynor 7:00 pm
Emerging Writers Meetup with a Poet: Molly Raynor @ AADL Westgate, West Side Room
Feb 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. This month, author Alex Kourvo will be joined by Molly Raynor, who specializes in poetry. Both authors will answer …

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Poetry at Literati: Adam Falkner: The Willies 7:00 pm
Poetry at Literati: Adam Falkner: The Willies @ Literati
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We welcome poet and scholar Adam Falkner in support of his debut full-length collection, The Willies.  About the collection: The Willies, poet and scholar Adam Falkner’s first full-length collection, offers a sharp and vulnerable new portrait of …

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The Moth Storyslam: Cold 7:30 pm
The Moth Storyslam: Cold @ Blind Pig
Feb 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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Anna Krushelnitskaya: Cold War Casual 7:00 pm
Anna Krushelnitskaya: Cold War Casual @ AADL Downtown (Multipurpose Room)
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join local author Anna Krushelnitskaya for a discussion of her new book Cold War Casual – a collection of transcribed oral testimonies and interviews gathered from American and Russian citizens who lived during the Cold War.  Cold …

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Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Feb 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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Zell Visiting Writers: Catherine Lacey, Roundtable Q and A 3:30 pm
Zell Visiting Writers: Catherine Lacey, Roundtable Q and A @ Angell Hall, Room 3222
Feb 20 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Catherine Lacey’s short story collection, Certain American States (FSG, 2018), portrays Americans tortured by the mundanity of their lives. The Chicago Tribune calls it “exactly what you would expect from Lacey: perfect sentences, penetrating insights, …

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Zell Visiting Writers: Catherine Lacey 5:30 pm
Zell Visiting Writers: Catherine Lacey @ UMMA Auditorium
Feb 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Catherine Lacey’s short story collection, Certain American States (FSG, 2018), portrays Americans tortured by the mundanity of their lives. The Chicago Tribune calls it “exactly what you would expect from Lacey: perfect sentences, penetrating insights, …

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William Lopez: Separated – Family and Community in the Aftermath of an Immigration Raid 7:00 pm
William Lopez: Separated – Family and Community in the Aftermath of an Immigration Raid @ Literati
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We welcome clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health, Willaim Lopez, in support of his book Separated. About the book: In Separated, William D. Lopez examines the lasting damage done by this …

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Skazat! Poetry Series: Laura Apol 7:00 pm
Skazat! Poetry Series: Laura Apol @ Sweetwaters
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Whether you’re a page poet, slammer, performance artist or refuse a label, we want to hear your new stuff on our open mic. We look forward to sharing great poetry (and great coffee) with you …

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Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Feb 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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Poetry at Literati: Tracy Zeman: Empire, and John McCarthy: Scared Violent Like Horses 7:00 pm
Poetry at Literati: Tracy Zeman: Empire, and John McCarthy: Scared Violent Like Horses @ Literati
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We welcome poets Tracy Zeman and John McCarthy to read from their most recent collections, Empire and Scared Violent Like Horses.  Tracy Zeman’s first full-length collection of poems, Empire, examines the European settlement and ecological devastation of the North …

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Rochelle Riley: The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery 7:00 pm
Rochelle Riley: The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery @ AADL Downtown (Multipurpose Room)
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
In a presentation entitled “Slavery didn’t end: Facing the truth in the age of MAGA,” Rochelle Riley, author and former award winning columnist at the Detroit Free Press will discuss her book The Burden: African Americans …

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Colum McCann: Apeirogon 7:00 pm
Colum McCann: Apeirogon @ First United Methodist Church
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati Bookstore is thrilled to welcome internationally bestselling author Colum McCann to First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor in support of his latest novel, Apeirogon. The program will feature a conversation with Julie Buntin, …

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Deborah Marcero: In A Jar, and Deb Pilutti: Old Rock (is not boring) 11:00 am
Deborah Marcero: In A Jar, and Deb Pilutti: Old Rock (is not boring) @ Nicola's Books
Feb 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Calling all gatherers, collectors and storytellers! Nicola’s Books is lucky to have two picture book author-illustrators stopping by to share their beautiful picture books. Deb Pilutti, with Old Rock (is not boring) and Deborah Marcero, …

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