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12:30 pm Teen Writing Workshop @ AADL Westgate
Teen Writing Workshop @ AADL Westgate
Sep 16 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Sept. 16 & 30. U-M Zell Fellow Rebecca Fortes leads a workshop to help participants in grades 6-12 hone their creative writing skills. Each session focuses on a different skill. Snacks provided. 12:30-2 p.m., AADL Westgate. …

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7:00 pm Ann Arbor Poetry: Devin Devine @ Espresso Royale
Ann Arbor Poetry: Devin Devine @ Espresso Royale
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Performance by this Spokane-based poet, whose poetic themes include life as a recovering alcoholic, sex work, bisexuality, and reclaiming personhood after trauma. 7 p.m. Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. $5 suggested donation. facebook.com/AnnArborPoetry.    
7:00 pm Dr. Howard Markel: The Kelloggs: The Battling Brothers of Battle Creek, @ Nicola's Books
Dr. Howard Markel: The Kelloggs: The Battling Brothers of Battle Creek, @ Nicola's Books
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join Dr. Howard Markel, NYT-bestselling author, professor, and director of the U of M Center for the History of Medicine, as he celebrates the paperback release of his acclaimed book The Kelloggs: The Battling Brothers of …

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7:00 pm Fiction at Literati: Akil Kumerasamy: Half-Gods @ Literati
Fiction at Literati: Akil Kumerasamy: Half-Gods @ Literati
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
About Half-Gods: A startlingly beautiful debut, Half Gods brings together the exiled, the disappeared, the seekers. Following the fractured origins and destines of two brothers named after demigods from the ancient epic the Mahabharata, we meet a family …

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7:00 pm Jim Glenn: A History of the English Language: The First Thousand Years @ AADL Westgate
Jim Glenn: A History of the English Language: The First Thousand Years @ AADL Westgate
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Local storyteller Jim Glenn performs a storytelling program on the history of English, beginning with the Roman invasion through to the end of the 15th century. For grade 8-adult. 7-8:30 p.m., AADL Westgate. Free. 327-4200.  
7:00 pm Mystery Author Duo: C.M. Gleason and Sarah Zettel @ Nicola's Books
Mystery Author Duo: C.M. Gleason and Sarah Zettel @ Nicola's Books
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Readings by Midwest mystery writers C.M. Gleason and Sarah Zettel. Gleason’s Murder in the Oval Library is set among the Frontier Guard, a hastily assembled presidential guard that was stationed in the White House during the first days of the Civil …

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7:30 pm The Moth Storyslam: Extra Mile @ Greyline
The Moth Storyslam: Extra Mile @ Greyline
Sep 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Sept. 4 & 18. Open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. 10 storytellers are selected at random from among those who sign …

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7:00 pm Fiction at Literati: Kat Gardiner: Little Wonder @ Literati
Fiction at Literati: Kat Gardiner: Little Wonder @ Literati
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
About Little Wonder: Kat Gardiner’s debut collection of microfiction, Little Wonder, springs from the year she spent in Anacortes, Washington. Young and idealistic, she and her husband moved to town to open a café and music venue …

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5:30 pm DeRoy Lecture: Carmen Bugan: Poetry and the Language of Oppression: A Poet’s Perspective @ Rackham Amphitheater
DeRoy Lecture: Carmen Bugan: Poetry and the Language of Oppression: A Poet’s Perspective @ Rackham Amphitheater
Sep 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Poet and memoirist Carmen Bugan was born in Romania and emigrated to the United States in 1989. She earned a BA from the University of Michigan Residential College, an MA in creative writing from Lancaster …

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5:30 pm DeRoy Lecture: Carmen Bugan: Poetry and the Language of Oppression: A Poet’s Perspective @ Rackham Amphitheater
DeRoy Lecture: Carmen Bugan: Poetry and the Language of Oppression: A Poet’s Perspective @ Rackham Amphitheater
Sep 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Poet and memoirist Carmen Bugan was born in Romania and emigrated to the United States in 1989. She earned a BA from the University of Michigan Residentail College, an MA in creative writing from Lancaster …

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5:30 pm Zell Visiting Writers: Esme Wang and Danielle Lazarin @ U-M Museum of Art Stern Auditorium
Zell Visiting Writers: Esme Wang and Danielle Lazarin @ U-M Museum of Art Stern Auditorium
Sep 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Literati is proud to be partnering with the Helen Zell Writers Program to host authors Esmé Weijun Wang and Danielle Lazarin at the University of Michigan Art Museum Helmet Stern Auditorium. Danielle Lazarin’s debut collection of …

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7:00 pm Fiction at Literati: Kim D. Hunter @ Literati
Fiction at Literati: Kim D. Hunter @ Literati
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is excited to welcome author kim d. hunter who will be sharing his new story collection, The Official Report on Human Activity. About The Official Report on Human Activity: The Official Report on Human Activity by kim d. …

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7:00 pm Lillian Li: Number One Chinese Restaurant @ Nicola's Books
Lillian Li: Number One Chinese Restaurant @ Nicola's Books
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Lillian Li received her BA from Princeton and her MFA from the University of Michigan. She is the recipient of a Hopwood Award in Short Fiction, as well as Glimmer Train’s New Writer Award. Her work has been …

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7:00 pm Rasa Festival: Samiah Haque, Ashwini Bhaal, Zilka Joseph, Inam Kang @ Literati
Rasa Festival: Samiah Haque, Ashwini Bhaal, Zilka Joseph, Inam Kang @ Literati
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This year’s Rasa Festival reading features poets Samiah Haque, Ashwini Bhasi, Zilka Joseph, and Inam Kang. Samiah Haque speaks in fluid tones, with an acute clarity of voice. Her hobbies include jaywalking, whistling in the company of …

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