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Respect: The Poetry of Detroit Music 7:00 pm
Respect: The Poetry of Detroit Music @ Literati
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We welcome contributors to Michigan State University Press’s anthology Respect: The Poetry of Detroit Music. featuring Dawn McDuffie, Sonya Pouncy, Keith Taylor, Ken Mikowloski, Dennis Hinrichsen, Brian Gilmore, Charlie Brice, Cal Freeman, Zilka Joseph and M.L. …

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Epic Reads Tour: Elana K. Arnold, Mindy McGinnis, Evelyn Skye 7:00 pm
Epic Reads Tour: Elana K. Arnold, Mindy McGinnis, Evelyn Skye @ AADL Downtown (Multipurpose Room)
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
AADL partners with Literati Bookstore to host an Epic Reads Meet Up featuring Elana K Arnold (Red Hood),  Mindy McGinnis (Be Not Far From Me), and Evelyn Skye (Cloak of Night)! Attendees will participate in …

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The Moth Storyslam: Celebration 7:30 pm
The Moth Storyslam: Celebration @ Blind Pig
Mar 3 @ 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
Mar 4 @ 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: Ellen Stone: What Is In The Blood 7:00 pm
Poetry at Literati: Ellen Stone: What Is In The Blood @ Literati
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We’re pleased to welcome Ellen Stone in support her collection What is in the Blood. The event is free and open to the public and a book signing will follow the event. Ellen Stone was …

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Lindsay Bryan-Podvin: The Financial Anxiety Solution 7:00 pm
Lindsay Bryan-Podvin: The Financial Anxiety Solution @ AADL Westgate, West Side Room
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Most adults today experience some degree of anxiety. In the United States alone, 51% of adults report feeling anxious. And what is one of the top causes of this chronic anxiety? Money. Join us as …

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Donna Rifkind: The Sun and Her Stars 7:00 pm
Donna Rifkind: The Sun and Her Stars @ Literati
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We welcome critic Donna Rifkin in support of her book, The Sun and Her Stars: Salka Viertel and Hitler’s Exiles in the Golden Age of Hollywood.  About the book: The little-known story of screenwriter Salka Viertel, …

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New Writings from University of Michigan Historians 7:00 pm
New Writings from University of Michigan Historians @ Literati
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We’re pleased to welcome faculty members from the University of Michigan’s History Department as they present their recent publications. Copies of the titles will be available for purchase. Howard Brick, et al., At the Center: …

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Ausma Zehanat Khan: The Importance of Minority Voices in Crime Fiction or How Literature Can Promote Intercultural Understanding 7:00 pm
Ausma Zehanat Khan: The Importance of Minority Voices in Crime Fiction or How Literature Can Promote Intercultural Understanding @ AADL Downtown (1st Floor Lobby)
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
How can literature address a climate of growing intolerance and hate? How can empathy in literature be used to confront exclusionary discourses by examining their underlying agendas? Canadian novelist and crime & fantasy author (A Deadly …

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Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Mar 11 @ 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: Grace Lin 5:30 pm
Zell Visiting Writers: Grace Lin @ UMMA Auditorium
Mar 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Before Grace Lin was an award-winning and NY Times bestselling author/illustrator of picturebooks, early readers and middle grade novels, she was the only Asian girl (except for her sisters) going to her elementary school in …

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Dan Pfeiffer: UnTrumping America 7:00 pm
Dan Pfeiffer: UnTrumping America @ AADL Downtown (1st Floor Lobby)
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Political strategist Dan Pfeiffer’s new book, Un-Trumping America, offers readers three critical insights: first, Trump is not an aberration, but rather the logical extension of the modern Republican Party; second, how Democrats can defeat Trump …

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David Plouffe: A Citizen’s Guide to Beating Donald Trump 7:00 pm
David Plouffe: A Citizen’s Guide to Beating Donald Trump @ AADL Downtown (1st Floor Lobby)
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
In A Citizen’s Guide to Beating Donald Trump, David Plouffe, former Obama campaign manager, offers an action plan for how we can put our country back on track without having to leave our jobs, move …

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Webster Reading Series: Zahir Janmohamed and Joumana Altallal 7:00 pm
Webster Reading Series: Zahir Janmohamed and Joumana Altallal @ UMMA Auditorium
Mar 13 @ 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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Aya Khalil: The Arabic Quilt 11:00 am
Aya Khalil: The Arabic Quilt @ Nicola's Books
Mar 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Come out to a special storytime with author Aya Khalil. Her picture book follows an Egyptian-American girl who learns to appreciate her second language, Arabic, after a class project intended to celebrate everyone’s identity. About …

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Ann Arbor Poetry: Nadine Marshall 7:00 pm
Ann Arbor Poetry: Nadine Marshall @ Espresso Royale
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Living in Detroit, Nadine Marshall is a poet, avid reader, collaborator, and curator with an MSW and B.S. in Psychology/African American Studies. Their work intimately explores the intersection of being genderless, black, and queer – …

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Sweetland Writer to Writer: TBA 7:00 pm
Sweetland Writer to Writer: TBA @ Literati
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sweetland’s Writer to Writer series lets you hear directly from University of Michigan professors about their challenges, processes, and expectations as writers and also as readers of student writing. Each semester, Writer to Writer pairs one esteemed University …

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The Moth Storyslam: Co-Habitation 7:30 pm
The Moth Storyslam: Co-Habitation @ Blind Pig
Mar 17 @ 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
Mar 18 @ 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: Jenny Zhang 5:30 pm
Zell Visiting Writers: Jenny Zhang @ UMMA Auditorium
Mar 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Jenny Zhang’s story collection, Sour Heart (Lenny, 2017), centers on immigrants who have traded their endangered lives as artists in China and Taiwan for the constant struggle of life at the poverty line in 1990s …

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Poetry at Literati: John James: The Milk Hours 7:00 pm
Poetry at Literati: John James: The Milk Hours @ Literati
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We welcome poet John James in support of his widely acclaimed debut collection The Milk Hours. The event is free and open to the public, a book signing will follow.  “‘Home is a question, ‘ writes …

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Webster Reading Series: Sarah Duffett and Michael M. Weinstein 7:00 pm
Webster Reading Series: Sarah Duffett and Michael M. Weinstein @ UMMA Auditorium
Mar 20 @ 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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Fiction at Literati: Clare Beams: The Illness Lesson 7:00 pm
Fiction at Literati: Clare Beams: The Illness Lesson @ Literati
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We welcome award-winning author Clare Beams in support of her novel The Illness Lesson. Following a reading, the author will be in conversation with author Julie Buntin. The event is free and open to the public and …

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Skazat! Poetry Series: Molly Spencer 7:00 pm
Skazat! Poetry Series: Molly Spencer @ Sweetwaters
Mar 24 @ 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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Susan J. Douglas: In Our Prime 7:00 pm
Susan J. Douglas: In Our Prime @ Literati
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We welcome Susan J. Douglas back to the store in support her new book In Our Prime: How Older Women Are Reinventing the Road Ahead. The event is free and open to the public, a book …

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Mark Greaney: One Minute Out 7:00 pm
Mark Greaney: One Minute Out @ Nicola's Books
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for an evening with Mark Greaney, the New York Times bestselling author of Mission Critical and a coauthor of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan novels, as he shares another high-stakes thriller featuring the world’s …

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Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Mar 25 @ 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: Kathleen Graber 5:30 pm
Zell Visiting Writers: Kathleen Graber @ UMMA Auditorium
Mar 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Kathleen Graber’s poetry collection, The River Twice (Princeton University Press, 2019), is an elegiac meditation on impermanence and change. She presents a fluid world in which so much―including space and time, the subterranean realm of …

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Lori Rader-Day: The Lucky One 7:00 pm
Lori Rader-Day: The Lucky One @ Nicola's Books
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
From the author of the Edgar Award®-nominated Under A Dark Sky comes an unforgettable, chilling novel about a young woman who recognizes the man who kidnapped her as a child, setting off a search for …

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Poetry at Literati: Tommye Blount: Fantasia for the Man in Blue 7:00 pm
Poetry at Literati: Tommye Blount: Fantasia for the Man in Blue @ Literati
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is pleased to welcome Tommye Blount as part of our ongoing Poetry at Literati series. The event is free and open to the public, a book signing will follow.  In his debut collection Fantasia for …

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Faith A. Pennick: D’Angelo’s Voodoo 7:00 pm
Faith A. Pennick: D’Angelo’s Voodoo @ Literati
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We welcome filmmaker, writer and University of Michigan alumna Faith Pennick in support of her 33 1/3rd series entry, D’Angelo’s Voodoo. The event is free and open to the public, a book signing will follow.  About the book: Voodoo, D’Angelo’s …

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Melissa Storm: The Sunday Potluck Club 7:00 pm
Melissa Storm: The Sunday Potluck Club @ Nicola's Books
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Connected by loss, but united through friendship, food, and their shared joy for life, four spirited friends—and their adorable rescue dogs—find comfort and renewed hope in USA Today bestselling author Melissa Storm’s radiantly uplifting new …

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