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7:00 pm Ann Patchett: The Dutch House @ Rackham Auditorium
Ann Patchett: The Dutch House @ Rackham Auditorium
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tickets available now. Purchase them here. Literati Bookstore is honored to welcome Ann Patchett to Rackham Auditorium for an event in support of her latest novel, The Dutch House, and in benefit of the Book Industry Charitable …

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7:00 pm Dennis Rasbauch: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and the Petersburg Campaign @ St. Jospeh Mercy Hospital (Exhibition Room)
Dennis Rasbauch: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and the Petersburg Campaign @ St. Jospeh Mercy Hospital (Exhibition Room)
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Dennis A. Rasbach, MD, is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. As a busy practicing surgeon, he is an unlikely author of a micro history of the Civil War experience at the Front …

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7:00 pm Jon Milan and Gail Offen: Michigan Haunts: Public Places, Eerie Spaces @ AADL Downtown
Jon Milan and Gail Offen: Michigan Haunts: Public Places, Eerie Spaces @ AADL Downtown
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Michigan has always been a region of mystery. Many strange occurrences have been documented, and tales of allegedly paranormal activity continue to surface to the present day. From the notorious hauntings of remote lighthouses like …

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7:30 pm The Moth Storyslam: Ink @ Greyline
The Moth Storyslam: Ink @ Greyline
Oct 15 @ 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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4:00 pm Zohar Weiman-Kelman: Queer Expectations: A Genealogy of Jewish Women’s Poetry @ Rackham (East Conference Room)
Zohar Weiman-Kelman: Queer Expectations: A Genealogy of Jewish Women’s Poetry @ Rackham (East Conference Room)
Oct 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Zohar Weiman-Kelman will be discussing their recently published book, Queer Expectations: a Genealogy of Jewish Women’s Poetry (SUNY Press, 2018). Bringing together Jewish women’s poetry in English, Yiddish, and Hebrew from late nineteenth century through …

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7:00 pm Jeff Morrison: Guardians of Detroit: Architectural Sculpture in the Motor City @ Saline District Library
Jeff Morrison: Guardians of Detroit: Architectural Sculpture in the Motor City @ Saline District Library
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Detroit is home to gargoyles, grotesques, and guardians that silently watch over the city from their posts high above the sidewalks and streets. Author and photographer Jeff Morrison will discuss the symbolism behind the ornamentation …

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8:00 pm Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Oct 16 @ 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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3:00 pm Zell Visiting Writers Series: C.M. Burroughs: Roundtable @ Hopwood Room, 1176 Angell Hall
Zell Visiting Writers Series: C.M. Burroughs: Roundtable @ Hopwood Room, 1176 Angell Hall
Oct 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
CM Burroughs’ book of poems, The Vital System (Tupelo Press), illuminates what she calls “the protective capability of violence.” In the words of renowned French feminist scholar Hélène Cixous: “Burroughs delves into the ultra-sensitive roots …

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5:00 pm Lauren Bon: Life is Abundant @ Michigan Theater
Lauren Bon: Life is Abundant @ Michigan Theater
Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Lauren Bon is an environmental artist from Los Angeles, CA. Her practice, Metabolic Studio, explores self-sustaining and self-diversifying systems of exchange that feed emergent properties that regenerate the life web. Some of her works include: …

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5:00 pm Stamps Lecture Series: Lauren Bon: Life is Abundant @ Michigan Theater
Stamps Lecture Series: Lauren Bon: Life is Abundant @ Michigan Theater
Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Based in Los Angeles,Lauren Bon is an artist who works with architecture, performance, photography, sound, and farming to create urban, public, and land art projects to galvanize social and political transformation. Her practice, Metabolic Studio, explores self-sustaining …

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5:30 pm Zell Visiting Writers: C.M. Burroughs: Reading and Book Signing @ U-M Museum of Art Stern Auditorium
Zell Visiting Writers: C.M. Burroughs: Reading and Book Signing @ U-M Museum of Art Stern Auditorium
Oct 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
CM Burroughs’ book of poems, The Vital System (Tupelo Press), illuminates what she calls “the protective capability of violence.” In the words of renowned French feminist scholar Hélène Cixous: “Burroughs delves into the ultra-sensitive roots …

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7:00 pm Erica Chapman: Teach Me Not to Forget, and Patrick Flores-Scott: American Road Trip @ Nicola's Books
Erica Chapman: Teach Me Not to Forget, and Patrick Flores-Scott: American Road Trip @ Nicola's Books
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Local authors Erica Chapman and Patrick Flores- Scott are joining forces for the evening to share their Young Adult titles. About the Books Author: Erica Chapman Title: Teach Me to Forget Ellery doesn’t want to …

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7:00 pm Poetry at Literati: Oliver Baez Bendorf, Susie Garcia, and David Hornibrook @ Literati
Poetry at Literati: Oliver Baez Bendorf, Susie Garcia, and David Hornibrook @ Literati
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We welcome three incredible poets–Oliver Baez Bendorf, Suzi F. Garcia, & David Hornibrook–as part of our ongoing Poetry at Literati Series. A book signing will follow. The event is free and open to the public.  …

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7:00 pm Fiction at Literati: Jac Jemc: False Bingo @ Literati
Fiction at Literati: Jac Jemc: False Bingo @ Literati
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We welcome award-winning author Jac Jemc as part of our ongoing Fiction at Literati series in support of her latest short story collection, False Bingo. A Book signing to follow. Free and open to the public.  About …

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7:00 pm Lecture: FiveThirtyEight’s Clare Malone on the 2020 Presidential Election @ AADL Downtown (Lobby)
Lecture: FiveThirtyEight’s Clare Malone on the 2020 Presidential Election @ AADL Downtown (Lobby)
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Journalist Clare Malone will discuss the role that gender, class, and race played in the 2016 presidential election and how they might impact the 2020 election. Clare Malone is a Senior Political Reporter for FiveThirtyEight and …

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7:00 pm Webster Reading Series: Mariya Zilberman and Karolina Leetunova @ UMMA Auditorium
Webster Reading Series: Mariya Zilberman and Karolina Leetunova @ UMMA Auditorium
Oct 18 @ 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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11:00 am YpsiWrites Grand Opening Celebration @ Ypsilanti District Library (Whittaker)
YpsiWrites Grand Opening Celebration @ Ypsilanti District Library (Whittaker)
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Celebrate the new YpsiWrites and the National Day on Writing. Try out writing activities, learn from area writers and authors, and share your own writing experiences. There will be giveaways from local businesses. For more …

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2:00 pm Mystery Author D.M. Pulley: No One’s Home @ AADL Downtown
Mystery Author D.M. Pulley: No One’s Home @ AADL Downtown
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Mystery and suspense author D.M. Pulley discusses her new book No One’s Home, a dark tale of a mansion haunted by a legacy of tragedy and a family trapped by lies that is sure to appeal to …

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