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Zell Visiting Writers: Arthur Sze 5:30 pm
Zell Visiting Writers: Arthur Sze @ U-M Museum of Art Apse
Dec 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 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.  Arthur Sze is a poet, translator, and editor. He …

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Grace Talusan: The Body Papers: A Memoir 7:00 pm
Grace Talusan: The Body Papers: A Memoir @ Literati
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We’re pleased to welcome Grace Talusan for a reading in support of her memoir, The Body Papers, Winner of the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing and was a New York Times Editors’ Choice selection. Free and …

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The Moth Storyslam: Traditions 7:30 pm
The Moth Storyslam: Traditions @ Greyline
Dec 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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Author’s Forum: June Howard: The Center of the World: Regional Writing and the Puzzles of Place-Time, with Josh Miller 5:30 pm
Author’s Forum: June Howard: The Center of the World: Regional Writing and the Puzzles of Place-Time, with Josh Miller @ 202 S. Thayer (Osterman Common Room)
Dec 4 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
June Howard (English, American culture, women’s studies) and Joshua Miller (English, Judaic studies) discuss Howard’s latest book, followed by Q & A. *Regional Writing and the Puzzles of Place-Time* is a study of literary regionalism. …

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Poetry Series at Crazy Wisdom: George Tysh and Chris Tysh 7:00 pm
Poetry Series at Crazy Wisdom: George Tysh and Chris Tysh @ Crazy Wisdom
Dec 4 @ 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
Dec 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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Zell Visiting Writers: Arthur Sze: In Conversation with Khaled Matttawa 5:30 pm
Zell Visiting Writers: Arthur Sze: In Conversation with Khaled Matttawa @ U-M Museum of Art Apse
Dec 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Arthur Sze is a poet, translator, and editor who recently won the National Book Award. He has published ten books of poetry, including Sight Lines, Compass Rose, The Ginkgo Light, Quipu, The Redshifting Web: Poems …

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Laurie Lounsbury: Kingdom Forgotten 6:30 pm
Laurie Lounsbury: Kingdom Forgotten @ Zal Gaz Grotto Club
Dec 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Laurie Lounsbury is a national award-winning journalist and editor who spent most of her career covering northern Michigan, including Charlevoix, Petoskey, Boyne City, Gaylord and Beaver Island. She has spent a portion of every summer …

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Webster Reading Series: Meagean L. Dugger and Logan Lane 7:00 pm
Webster Reading Series: Meagean L. Dugger and Logan Lane @ UMMA Auditorium
Dec 6 @ 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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Detroit Writing Room’s Inaugural Holiday Book Fair 12:00 pm
Detroit Writing Room’s Inaugural Holiday Book Fair @ Detroit Writing Room
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Detroit Writing Room’s inaugural Holiday Book Fair will feature over a dozen local authors will be selling and signing their book, including RC creative writing alumni Laura Thomas, Elizabeth Schmuhl, and Anna Clark. Come …

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You Wrote a Novel… Now What? With Lillian Li 1:00 pm
You Wrote a Novel… Now What? With Lillian Li @ AADL Westgate, West Side Room
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Calling all writers! Whether you participated in this year’s National Novel Writing Month or you just love to write, join author Lillian Li for a presentation and discussion on the writing and revising process, getting …

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Sharon McRill: Downsizing The Silver Tsunami: Who to Call and Where Does the Stuff Go? 2:00 pm
Sharon McRill: Downsizing The Silver Tsunami: Who to Call and Where Does the Stuff Go? @ AADL Malletts Creek)
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Decluttering and relocation expert Sharon McRill discusses her book  Downsizing the Silver Tsunami, a comprehensive reference tool to help people navigate the difficult pathways of estate sales, consignment dealers, picking the right real estate agent, and …

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Story Slam and Strolling Reception 6:00 pm
Story Slam and Strolling Reception @ First Presbyterian Church
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A StorySlam and Strolling Reception is Sunday, December 8, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Enjoy stories of the season and the singing of Christmas carols in this special holiday presentation, followed by a reception throughout the building. Listen …

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John U. Bacon: Overtime: Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines at the Crossroads of College Football 7:00 pm
John U. Bacon: Overtime: Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines at the Crossroads of College Football @ Nicola's Books
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for a reading, talk, and signing with best-selling local author John U. Bacon for his new book, Overtime: Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines at the Crossroads of College Football.  Ticketing Information: NONE …

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Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Dec 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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Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild: Story Night 7:00 pm
Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild: Story Night @ Crazy Wisdom
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Listen to old tales and new during an evening of adult stories. Ann Arbor Storytellers’ Guild members perform for the first hour. For the second half of the program we will be bringing in something …

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The Moth Storyslam: Names 7:30 pm
The Moth Storyslam: Names @ Greyline
Dec 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
Dec 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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Zine Workshop 2:00 pm
Zine Workshop @ AADL Downtown (Secret Lab)
Dec 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Join us in making Zines! Zines are small booklets made of simple materials and contain text, art, or anything you can put in a book. Supplies are provided – bring photos, magazine clippings, or other …

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