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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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