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2:00 pm John Kinzinger: Sacrifices Not Forgotten @ First United Methodist Church
John Kinzinger: Sacrifices Not Forgotten @ First United Methodist Church
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The book, Sacrifices Not Forgotten was written by Vietnam Veteran John Kinzinger to honor the 76 Washtenaw County servicemen who were missing or killed in action in Vietnam. This will be a heart-to-heart conversation about …

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7:00 pm Ann Arbor Poetry: Hillary Kobernick @ Espresso Royale
Ann Arbor Poetry: Hillary Kobernick @ Espresso Royale
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ann Arbor Poetry hosts an open mic every 1st and 3rd Sunday, with feature poets whenever we can get them. Hillary Kobernick has competed at the National Poetry Slam six times, representing. She holds a master’s …

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7:00 pm Bridgett M. Davis: The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother’s Life in the Detroit Numbers @ AADL Downtown (Lobby)
Bridgett M. Davis: The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother’s Life in the Detroit Numbers @ AADL Downtown (Lobby)
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Award-winning filmmaker and author Bridgett M. Davis grew up in Detroit with a secret—one she continued to safeguard into her adult years. Her family’s livelihood was entirely dependent on her mother’s business— a hugely successful underground lottery known …

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9:00 am Q and A with Editor Carey Salerno @ Angell Hall, Room 4058
Q and A with Editor Carey Salerno @ Angell Hall, Room 4058
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Carey Salerno is the executive editor and director of Alice James Books where she has been serving underrepresented voices in the literary community since 2008. She is also the author of Shelter (2009) and coeditor …

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10:00 am OLLI Reads: Mona Hanna-Attisha: What the Eyes Don’t See – A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City @ Morris Lawrence Bldg, WCC
OLLI Reads: Mona Hanna-Attisha: What the Eyes Don’t See – A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City @ Morris Lawrence Bldg, WCC
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Literati Bookstore is pleased to be on hand to sell books as OLLI Reads, in Collaboration with Michigan Humanities’ Great Michigan Read, presents Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, discussing her Book What the Eyes Don’t See – …

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7:00 pm Deborah Blum: The Poison Squad: One Chemist’s Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century @ AADL Downtown (Multi-Purpose Room)
Deborah Blum: The Poison Squad: One Chemist’s Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century @ AADL Downtown (Multi-Purpose Room)
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
In The Poison Squad: One Chemist’s Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times-bestselling author Deborah Blum explores the alarming state of food production …

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7:00 pm Emerging Writers: Meet-up @ AADL Westgate, West Side Room
Emerging Writers: Meet-up @ AADL Westgate, West Side Room
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Come with questions, a work in progress, or an empty notebook. All writers are welcome in this casual, supportive environment. Authors Bethany Neal and Alex Kourvo will be on hand to answer questions and give encouragement. Bethany and Alex …

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7:00 pm James Poniewozik: Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America @ AADL Downtown (First Floor Lobby)
James Poniewozik: Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America @ AADL Downtown (First Floor Lobby)
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati Bookstore is pleased to be on hand to booksell as James Poniewozik visits the Ann Arbor District Library’s downtown branch. The event will take place in the lobby and is free and open to …

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7:00 pm Nic Stone: Jackpot @ AADL Downtown (Fourth Floor Meeting Room)
Nic Stone: Jackpot @ AADL Downtown (Fourth Floor Meeting Room)
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
AADL hosts best-selling YA author Nic Stone to discuss her latest title, Jackpot. What would winning the lottery mean to you? Nic Stone provides a close view at this thought through the eyes of teenager Rico in Jackpot. Taking care …

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7:00 pm Clara Parkes: Vanishing Fleece: Adventures in American Wool @ AADL Downtown (First Floor Lobby)
Clara Parkes: Vanishing Fleece: Adventures in American Wool @ AADL Downtown (First Floor Lobby)
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Clara Parkes, best-selling author on knitting and wool, comes to AADL to discuss her new book Vanishing Fleece: Adventures in American Wool, a fast-paced account of the year Parkes spent transforming a 676-pound bale of fleece into saleable …

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7:00 pm Skazat! Poetry Series: Bryan Thao Worra @ Sweetwaters
Skazat! Poetry Series: Bryan Thao Worra @ Sweetwaters
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Skazat! is back, and have we got a season lined up for you! Join us at Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea Washington St. on September 24 to celebrate with fabulous poetry and tasty treats. Whether you’re …

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12:00 pm Charles Eisendrath: Downstream from Here: A Big Life in a Small Place @ Kempf House Museum
Charles Eisendrath: Downstream from Here: A Big Life in a Small Place @ Kempf House Museum
Oct 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Charles Eisendrath, retired University of Michigan Knight-Wallace journalism fellows director Professor Eisendrath discusses his new book “Downstream from Here: A Big Life in a Small Place”, a series of essays about the loves of a …

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6:00 pm Clements Library Lecture Series: Jason S. Lantzer: Tom Asunder: Faith, Higher Education, Politics and the Davidson Family During the Civil War @ Blau Hall (Room 1580)
Clements Library Lecture Series: Jason S. Lantzer: Tom Asunder: Faith, Higher Education, Politics and the Davidson Family During the Civil War @ Blau Hall (Room 1580)
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Literati Bookstore is pleased to be on hand to sell books for the Clements Library’s ongoing lecture series. This event features Jason S. Lantzer presenting his lecture Torn Asunder: Faith, Higher Education, Politics and the Davidson …

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7:00 pm Fiction at Literati: Ben Lerner: The Topeka School @ Literati
Fiction at Literati: Ben Lerner: The Topeka School @ Literati
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We welcome award-winning poet and novelist Ben Lerner in support of his latest, The Topeka School, as part of our ongoing Fiction at Literati series. A Book signing will follow. Free and open to the public.  About …

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7:00 pm Poetry and the Written Word: Dennis Hinrichsen @ Crazy Wisdom
Poetry and the Written Word: Dennis Hinrichsen @ Crazy Wisdom
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Crazy Wisdom Poetry Series hosted by Joe Kelty, Ed Morin, and David Jibson • Second and Fourth Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. in the Crazy Wisdom Tea Room • Second Wednesdays are poetry workshop nights. All writers welcome …

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7:00 pm Poetry Night with Kelly Fordon and Zilka Joseph @ Bookbound
Poetry Night with Kelly Fordon and Zilka Joseph @ Bookbound
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We are excited to welcome Kelly Fordon in support of her first full-length poetry collection, Goodbye Toothless House. Her work has appeared The Florida Review, The Kenyon Review, and other journals, as well as three …

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7:00 pm Poetry Series at Crazy Wisdom: TBA @ Crazy Wisdom
Poetry Series at Crazy Wisdom: TBA @ Crazy Wisdom
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Crazy Wisdom Poetry Series hosted by Joe Kelty, Ed Morin, and David Jibson • Second and Fourth Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. in the Crazy Wisdom Tea Room • Second Wednesdays are poetry workshop nights. All writers welcome …

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8:00 pm Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Oct 23 @ 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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2:00 pm Jess Row: White Flights: Race, Fiction, and the American Imagination @ Angell Hall, Room 3222
Jess Row: White Flights: Race, Fiction, and the American Imagination @ Angell Hall, Room 3222
Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
White Flights: Race, Fiction, and the American Imagination (Graywok Press, August 2019) is a meditation on whiteness in American fiction and culture from the end of the civil rights movement to the present. At the …

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2:30 pm Pamela Reynolds: What a Diary Confers: Children in the Zambezi Valley @ East Quad, Room 1506
Pamela Reynolds: What a Diary Confers: Children in the Zambezi Valley @ East Quad, Room 1506
Oct 24 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Pamela Reynolds will speak about her book The Uncaring, Intricate World: A Field Diary, Zambezi Valley, 1984-85 (Duke 2019). Professor Emerita of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University and Honorary Professor at the University of Cape …

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7:00 pm Fiction at Literati: Benedek Totth: Dead Heat @ Literati
Fiction at Literati: Benedek Totth: Dead Heat @ Literati
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We welcome Benedek Totth as part of our ongoing Fiction at Literati series, in support of his debut Dead Heat. Book signing to follow. Free and open to the public.  About the book: In a nameless Hungarian town, …

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7:00 pm Shira Erlichman: Odes to Lithium @ Neutral Zone
Shira Erlichman: Odes to Lithium @ Neutral Zone
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is pleased to be on hand to sell books as the Neutral Zone welcomes poet Shira Erlichman in support of her debut collection of poetry, Odes to Lithium. Free and open to the public. Book …

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10:59 am Elizabeth Strout: Olive Again @ First United Methodist Church
Elizabeth Strout: Olive Again @ First United Methodist Church
Oct 25 @ 10:59 am – 11:59 am
Tickets available now. Click here to purchase.  Literati Bookstore is thrilled to welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Strout to First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor in support of her latest, Olive, Again. The event will feature a …

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2:00 pm Lecture: Jill Grunenwald: Reading Behind Bars @ AADL Westgate
Lecture: Jill Grunenwald: Reading Behind Bars @ AADL Westgate
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Author Jill Grunenwald will read from her new book Reading Behind Bars: a True Story of Literature, Law, and Life as a Prison Librarian. After graduating with a Masters in Library and Information Science, Jill …

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