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6:30 pm David Fishman: The Book Smugglers @ Beth Israel
David Fishman: The Book Smugglers @ Beth Israel
Dec 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Jewish Theological Seminary modern Jewish history professor David Fishman discusses his recent book about ghetto residents who rescued thousands of rare books and manuscripts from the Nazis and the Soviets. 6:30 p.m., Beth Israel Congregation, …

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7:00 pm Ann Arbor Poetry: Big Season Finale: Brittany Rogers, Franny Choi @ Espresso Royale
Ann Arbor Poetry: Big Season Finale: Brittany Rogers, Franny Choi @ Espresso Royale
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Performances by Detroit slam poet/high school English teacher Brittany Rogers and U-M Zell Writers Program MFA candidate Franny Choi, whose new chapbook, Death by Sex Machine, imagines the inner monologues of different femme cyborgs featured in movies and manga. Preceded by …

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5:30 pm Humanities Authors Forum: Douglas Trevor and Peter Ho Davis @ Hatcher Library Rm 100
Humanities Authors Forum: Douglas Trevor and Peter Ho Davis @ Hatcher Library Rm 100
Dec 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
U-M Zell Writers’ Program director Douglas Trevor reads from his new collection of witty and satirical short stories about characters, often academics, facing big changes in their lives. “Trevor manages again and again to steer the stories …

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7:00 pm Literati’s Books We Love and Love to Share Panel @ Literati
Literati’s Books We Love and Love to Share Panel @ Literati
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Come join us for our first ever Books We Love and Love to Share Panel! Buying gifts for friends and family throughout the holiday season can be quite stressful. What do you get the brother-in-law …

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4:00 am Seager Inaugural Lecture: Laura Kasischke: Where Now, New and Selected Poems @ Rackham Amphitheater
Seager Inaugural Lecture: Laura Kasischke: Where Now, New and Selected Poems @ Rackham Amphitheater
Dec 5 @ 4:00 am – 5:30 am
Laura Kasischke’s most recent book, from which she will read, brings new poems together with work from her previous nine collections of poetry, published over the last twenty-five years. The citation for the National Book …

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5:30 pm Zell Visiting Writers: Gregory Pardio @ U-M Museum of Art Apse
Zell Visiting Writers: Gregory Pardio @ U-M Museum of Art Apse
Dec 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Literati is proud to be partnering with the Helen Zell Writers Program to host poet Gregory Pardlo at University of Michigan Museum of Art Apse Gregory Pardlo’s collection Digest (Four Way Books) won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for …

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7:00 pm John U. Bacon: The Great Haliflax Explosion @ Nicola's Books
John U. Bacon: The Great Haliflax Explosion @ Nicola's Books
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
John U. Bacon is the author of five New York Times bestsellers, including Three and Out; Fourth and Long; and Endzone. He appears often on NPR and national television, and teaches at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and the …

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7:30 pm The Moth Storyslam: Dirt @ Greyline
The Moth Storyslam: Dirt @ Greyline
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec. 5 & 19. Monthly open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. Each month 10 storytellers are selected at random from among …

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7:00 pm Richard Retyi: The Book of Ann Arbor @ Literati
Richard Retyi: The Book of Ann Arbor @ Literati
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is excited to welcome author Richard Retyi who will be discussing his debut book The Book of Ann Arbor: An Extremely Serious History Book. Rich will discuss his book—one of the inaugural releases from the …

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5:30 pm Zell Visiting Writers: Gregory Pardio @ U-M Museum of Art Stern Auditorium
Zell Visiting Writers: Gregory Pardio @ U-M Museum of Art Stern Auditorium
Dec 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Literati is proud to be partnering with the Helen Zell Writers Program to host poet Gregory Pardlo at University of Michigan Museum of Art Helmut Stern Auditorium Gregory Pardlo’s collection Digest (Four Way Books) won the 2015 Pulitzer …

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7:00 pm Angelique Chengelis: Michigan Man @ Literati
Angelique Chengelis: Michigan Man @ Literati
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is excited to welcome sportswriter Angelique Chengelis who will be sharing and discussing her new book, Michigan Man: Jim Harbaugh and the Rebirth of Wolverine Football. About Michigan Man: All eyes and ears turned toward Ann …

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7:00 pm Philip J. Deloria and Alexander J. Olson: American Studies: A User’s Guide @ Literati
Philip J. Deloria and Alexander J. Olson: American Studies: A User’s Guide @ Literati
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We are thrilled to welcome professors Philip J. Deloria and Alexander I. Olson to Literati Bookstore to discuss their latest book, American Studies: A User’s Guide. About American Studies: A User’s Guide American Studies has long been a …

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7:00 pm Webster Reading Series: Sylvan Thomson and Kaylie Johnson @ Stern Auditorium
Webster Reading Series: Sylvan Thomson and Kaylie Johnson @ Stern Auditorium
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Readings by U-M creative writing grad students, including fiction writers Christina Kim and poet Chelsea Walsh. 7 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free.  The Mark Webster Reading Series presents emerging writers in a warm and relaxed setting. …

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2:00 pm Holiday Open House: Con Lehane, Meg Macy, and Sarah Zettel @ Aunt Agatha's
Holiday Open House: Con Lehane, Meg Macy, and Sarah Zettel @ Aunt Agatha's
Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Join us for a Holiday Open House Saturday, December 9 at 2 p.m. Con Lehane, Meg Macy and Sarah Zettel will be joining us. Con will be signing his new mystery Murder in the Manuscript Room. Stay tuned to see who …

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