Remember being cozy under a blanket or cuddled up in your favorite
library corner, listening while your teacher, librarian or parent read a
book to you? We never really outgrow our love of hearing a good story
read aloud so join us for Grown Folks Story Time!
Our host Patti
Smith, creepy wordsmith Ken MacGregor, and others will share spooky
stories including twists on childhood favorites. Costumes, pajamas, or a
combination of the two are encouraged and there will be candy!
***This event is NOT for children; there will be adult language and content!***
Join us to celebrate the launch of Ann Arbor poet Simon
Mermelstein's new poetry chapbook! ...And Pharaoh Hardened His Heart:
Poems for the Trump Years is a wretched, Cassandra-like plea, a
chronicle of fascism and cruelty, of gaslighting and narcissism, and the
psychological endurance it takes to stay sane and compassionate in
Simon Mermelstein's poetry has appeared in Atlanta
Review, Hawai'i Pacific Review, RHINO, Spillway, HEArt Online, Drunk in a
Midnight Choir, Third Wednesday, The MacGuffin, and many other places.
He is currently the host and organizer of Ann Arbor Poetry. Signing to follow.
In Hapa Tales and Other Lies, Sharon H. Chang explores her Asian American and Mixed Race identity
through the prism of returning to Hawai'i as a tourist. But what
begins as a journey to discover herself turns into much more as she
learns the true history of the islands, Hawai'i's Indigenous
children, and the Native Hawaiian Sovereignty Movement.
This event is part of a monthly series in partnership with Les Go
Social MM&T. The event begins with an open mic session when area
poets can read their own work or share a favorite poem by another
author in a welcoming atmosphere. Signing to follow.
" ... a
powerful, self-reflective testimony on the complexities of racial
belonging and what it means to be home." --Rudy P Guevarra, Jr.
Sharon H Chang is an award-winning
Author Photographer Activist with a lens on racism, social justice
and the Asian American diaspora. She is author of the critically
acclaimed academic book Raising Mixed Race: Multiracial Asian
Children In a Post-Racial World and her newly released memoir, Hapa
Tales and Other Lies: A Mixed Race Memoir About the Hawai’i I Never
Knew. Her writing has also appeared in BuzzFeed, ThinkProgress,
Racism Review, Hyphen Magazine, ParentMap Magazine, South Seattle
Emerald, The Seattle Globalist, AAPI Voices and International
Examiner. Sharon was named 2015 Social Justice Commentator of the
Year by The Seattle Globalist and 2016 Favorite Local API Author /
Writer by International Examiner readers. She is currently working
her third book looking at Asian American women, gender, and race, to
be co-authored with preeminent sociologist Joe R. Feagin.