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1:00 pm Fifth Avenue Press Book Release Reception @ AADL Downtown
Fifth Avenue Press Book Release Reception @ AADL Downtown
Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Readings by 7 authors being published by this AADL imprint. Books include Tracy Gallup’s Paint the Night (picture book), Zac Gorman’s So Thirsty (all-ages comic), Linda Jeffries’ We Thought We Knew You (adult fiction), Brad and Kirstin Northrup’s Akeina the Crocodile (picture book), …

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2:00 pm Mike Curato: Merry Christmas, Little Elliot @ AADL
Mike Curato: Merry Christmas, Little Elliot @ AADL
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The Ann Arbor District Library and Literati Bookstore are proud to present author Mike Curato who be giving a special storytime reading of his new book Merry Christmas, Little Elliot. About Merry Christmas, Little Elliot: Best friends …

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7:00 pm Ann Arbor Poetry: Daniel Bigham @ Espresso Royale
Ann Arbor Poetry: Daniel Bigham @ Espresso Royale
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Reading by this local poet, a Neutral Zone advisor. 7 p.m. Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. $5 suggested donation. facebook.com/AnnArborPoetry.
7:00 pm Emerging Writers: Good Guys vs. Bad Guys @ AADL Westgate
Emerging Writers: Good Guys vs. Bad Guys @ AADL Westgate
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Local short story writer Alex Kourvo and young adult novelist Bethany Neal are joined by a representative from Cherry Lake Press and San Diego-based children’s nonfiction writer Virginia Loh-Hagan to discuss how to plan, write, …

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7:00 pm Julia Mossbridge: Normalizing Precognition: How Sensing the Future Can Be Explained Without Breaking Occam’s Razor @ Rackham Amphitheater
Julia Mossbridge: Normalizing Precognition: How Sensing the Future Can Be Explained Without Breaking Occam’s Razor @ Rackham Amphitheater
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
U-M Program in Creativity and Consciousness Studies Consciousness Next! Series presents Dr. Julia Mossbridge, whose recent book The Premonition Code: The Science of Precognition, How Sensing the Future Can Change Your Life (with Theresa Cheung) …

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7:00 pm Stories of Service: An Evening with Veterans @ Hill Auditorium
Stories of Service: An Evening with Veterans @ Hill Auditorium
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Storytelling by Michigan veterans. Also, live entertainment by the Concordia University Choir & Band and others TBA. 7 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Free, but tickets required in advance at eventbrite.com (search for “Stories of Service”). (518) 481-0552.
7:00 pm CW Salon: The Science and Practice of Changing Your Life by Glimpsing the Future, with Julia Mossbridge and Richard Mann @ Crazy Wisdom
CW Salon: The Science and Practice of Changing Your Life by Glimpsing the Future, with Julia Mossbridge and Richard Mann @ Crazy Wisdom
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Author Julia Mossbridge will be in town from San Francisco to talk about her new book, written with Teresa Cheung, called The Premonition Code. Julia is a Fellow at the Institute for Noetic Sciences and a Visiting Scholar at …

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7:00 pm Joseph Fink: Alice Isn’t Dead @ AADL
Joseph Fink: Alice Isn’t Dead @ AADL
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is thrilled to welcome Jospeh Fink to the lobby of the Ann Arbor District Library Downtown in support of his novel, Alice Isn’t Dead, a novel that expands the story told in the hit podcast …

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7:00 pm Scott McCloud: Comics and the Art of Visual Communication @ Duderstadt Center
Scott McCloud: Comics and the Art of Visual Communication @ Duderstadt Center
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
“Comics” is finally coming of age as an artistic and literary form. Now this once-maligned medium of expression is poised for new opportunities, thanks to a mutating media environment and a potential revolution in visual …

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7:30 pm The Moth Storyslam: Distance @ Greyline
The Moth Storyslam: Distance @ Greyline
Nov 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Nov. 6 & 20. 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 those …

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7:00 pm Katherine Reynolds: The Good News About Bad Behavior @ AADL Downtown
Katherine Reynolds: The Good News About Bad Behavior @ AADL Downtown
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Washington, D.C.-based journalist Katherine Reynolds Lewis reads from her new book offering a theory of disciplining kids that involves building their skills to address the root causes of misbehavior. 7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown 1st fl. …

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7:00 pm Lindsay-Jean Hard: Cooking with Scraps @ Literati
Lindsay-Jean Hard: Cooking with Scraps @ Literati
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati Bookstore is thrilled to welcome Lindsay-Jean Hard who will be sharing her new cookbook Cooking with Scraps: Turn Your Peels, Cores, Rinds, and Stems Into Delicious Meals About Cooking with Scraps: “A whole new way to …

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7:00 pm What is Fifth Avenue Press? An Introduction to AADL’s Publishing Imprint @ AADL Downtown
What is Fifth Avenue Press? An Introduction to AADL’s Publishing Imprint @ AADL Downtown
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Writers who have published their books through the AADL discuss the imprint and how to submit a manuscript. 7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm. Free. 327-4200
4:00 pm Michelle Wright: Physics of Blackness @ 2021C Tisch Hall
Michelle Wright: Physics of Blackness @ 2021C Tisch Hall
Nov 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Emory University (Atlanta) English professor Michelle Wright reads from Physics of Blackness, her 2015 book about how different cultures and historical moments define blackness. 4-6 p.m., 2021C Tisch Hall, 435 S. State. Free. 763-2351
6:00 pm Writing Interactive Fiction @ AADL Downtown
Writing Interactive Fiction @ AADL Downtown
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
All grade 8-adult invited to learn how to write a digital “Choose Your Own Adventure” story using a simple coding language. You can then play through the stories you and others have written. 6-8 p.m., …

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7:00 pm Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild: Story Night @ Crazy Wisdom
Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild: Story Night @ Crazy Wisdom
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild members host a storytelling program. Audience members are encouraged to bring a 5-minute story to tell. 7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757.    
7:00 pm Open Mic and Share: Sharon H. Chang: Hapa Tales and Other Lies @ Bookbound
Open Mic and Share: Sharon H. Chang: Hapa Tales and Other Lies @ Bookbound
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Seattle writer Sharon H. Chang reads from Hapa Tales and Other Lies, her new memoir that explores her Asian American and mixed race identity through the prism of a Hawaii vacation that turns into something more when she gets …

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7:00 pm Susan Orlean: The Library Book @ AADL
Susan Orlean: The Library Book @ AADL
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati Bookstore is thrilled to welcome Susan Orlean to the lobby of the Ann Arbor District Library in support of her latest, The Library Book. Copies of this new book and Orlean’s other titles will be …

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6:00 pm Storytelling Event: Shelter Association of Washtenaw County Homelessness Awareness Week @ Ypsilanti Freight House
Storytelling Event: Shelter Association of Washtenaw County Homelessness Awareness Week @ Ypsilanti Freight House
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Poetry readings, testimonials, and storytelling by people who have experienced homelessness. Also, an art display and information from area agencies that address homelessness. 6-8 p.m., Ypsilanti Freight House, 100 Market Pl, Ypsilanti. Free. 662-2829, ext. …

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7:00 pm Poetry Night featuring Caroline Johnson and Tara E. Jay @ Nicola's Books
Poetry Night featuring Caroline Johnson and Tara E. Jay @ Nicola's Books
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for a moving poetry night. Caroline Johnson’s first full-length publication, The Caregiver, includes 50 poems that were inspired by the 15 years she devoted to taking care of her aging parents. Midwest Book …

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7:30 pm Ann Arbor Storyteller’s Guild: Storyfest @ Trinity Lutheran Church
Ann Arbor Storyteller’s Guild: Storyfest @ Trinity Lutheran Church
Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Premiere storytelling event of the year – filled with laughs, memories, truth and an occasional tear. Great snacks, door prizes and free parking come with admission. “The Moth” storytelling winners are featured tellers. Not to …

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11:00 am David Zinn Book Signing Party: Underfoot Menagerie @ 16 Hands
David Zinn Book Signing Party: Underfoot Menagerie @ 16 Hands
Nov 10 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
16 Hands is proud to host a book signing with one of our most popular local artists. David Zinn’s “Underfoot Menagerie” is a brand new assortment of the latest, greatest creatures from the not-quite-underground world …

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1:00 pm NaNoWrMiMo Free Write Session @ AADL Westgate
NaNoWrMiMo Free Write Session @ AADL Westgate
Nov 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Nov. 10 & 17. All adults and teens in grade 9 & up invited to work on their novel for this nonprofit promotion (also known as National Novel Writing Month) challenging teens and adults to write …

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2:00 pm Ann Arbor Storyteller’s Guild: Storyfest Family Fun Concert @ AADL Pittsfield
Ann Arbor Storyteller’s Guild: Storyfest Family Fun Concert @ AADL Pittsfield
Nov 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Free storytelling concert for children ages 4 and up. A beautiful handmade quilt will be given to one lucky winner. A family event especially for children. Pittsfield Branch of the Ann Arbor Library, 2359 Oak …

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3:00 pm Joann Castle in Conversation with Alena Williams @ Nicola's Books
Joann Castle in Conversation with Alena Williams @ Nicola's Books
Nov 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
As a new wave of activists from Black Lives Matter to the Trump resistance respond to the latest tide of repression, misogyny, and racism, today’s activists are becoming the next link in a long line …

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