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 UPCOMING EVENTS

 OFFSITE EVENT
Monday, March 20 from 7:00-8:30 pm
Michigan Modern: Design That Shaped America
with Amy Arnold & Brian Conway
at the Downtown Library Multi-Resource Room

Since 2008 the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) has been researching Michigan’s modern architecture and design heritage as part of the award-winning Michigan Modern® project. It is an incredible story of international importance, yet one that has been woefully under-documented.

Amy Arnold, preservation planner for the Michigan State Historic Preservation, and Brian Conway, Michigan’s State Historic Preservation Officer, visit AADL to discuss Michigan’s contribution to modernism and their book, recipient of the 2017 Michigan Notable Books Award, Michigan Modern: Design That Shaped America.

This fascinating anthology of essays shines well-deserved light on Michigan's role in the development of Modernism, not only in America, but worldwide. Essays and interviews by an impressive array of contributors including Donald Albrecht, Gunnar Birkerts, Alan Hess, Jayne Merkel, Mira Nakashima, Todd Oldham, and Ruth Adler Schnee tell the story of how Michigan shaped Modern America by creating the ideas and products that became synonymous with the American Dream.

This book is based is on presentations by nationally-recognized scholars at two symposiums held in conjunction with the 2013-2014 exhibition "Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America." The Michigan Modern® project received the Government Institution Award from the Michigan Historic Preservation Network in 2014. It received the DOCOMOMO-US Award of Excellence in Advocacy in 2016

This event is cosponsored by A2Modern and will include a book signing. Copies of the book will be available for sale courtesy of Bookbound Bookstore.



Thursday, April 13 at 7:00 pm 
Open Mic & Share Poetry Series

April is National Poetry Month!

We're celebrating with a full hour of Open Mic when area poets can read their own work or share a favorite poem by another author in a friendly atmosphere. Everyone is welcome, from first-timers to pros. This event is part of a poetry series held on the second Thursday of most months at 7pm in partnership with Les Go Social Media & Marketing. Light refreshments.



Thursday, April 20 at 7:00 pm 
Poetry with Zilka Joseph & M.L. Liebler

 Join us in celebration of National Poetry Month with award-winning Michigan poets Zilka Joseph and M.L Liebler!

Ann Arbor author Zilka Joseph has an MFA in Poetry from University of Michigan, and she currently teaches workshops, works as a manuscript coach and editor, and mentors writers in the Ann Arbor community. She has written several books of poetry including her most recent, Sharp Blue Search of Flame (Wayne State University Press, 2016).

M. L. Liebler is an internationally-known Detroit poet, Wayne State University professor and literary arts activist who founded The National Writer's Voice Project in Detroit and the Springfed Arts: Metro Detroit Writers Literary Arts Organization. He has authored and edited numerous books including I Want to Be Once (Wayne State University Press, 2016).

Signing to follow.

 


 
 PAST EVENTS

2017


Saturday, March 11 at 7:00 pm
311 Reading
Join us for a salon-style reading featuring writers Juliet Escoria, C.M. Keehl, Shannon McLeod, Elle Nash, Gwen Werner, and Ryan Werner.
Click here for more info


ABOUT THE WRITERS:

Elizabeth Ellen is the author of the brand new novel Person/a, available now through SF/LD Books, and the forthcoming story collection Saul Stories (SF/LD, 2017) and the forthcoming poetry collection Elizabeth Ellen (SF/LD, 2017). http://elizabethellenfastmachine.tumblr.com/

Juliet Escoria wrote BLACK CLOUD (CCM/Emily Books 2014) and WITCH HUNT (Lazy Fascist 2016). She was born in Australia, raised in California, and currently lives in West Virginia.

C.M. Keehl is part dreamer/ part destroyer but all alien. She is managing-editor at Dirty Chai & has a microchap out with Ghost City Press. Check Public Pool, Heavy Feather Review, Fog Machine for some more work. She lives with her dog Carver. Find more @cmkeehl

Shannon McLeod is the author of the essay chapbook PATHETIC (Etchings Press). Her writing has appeared in Necessary Fiction, Hobart, The Billfold, Cheap Pop, and Word Riot, among other publications. She teaches high school English in Southeast Michigan. Find more on shannon-mcleod.com.

Elle Nash is the author of the forthcoming novel Animals Eat Each Other (Dzanc Books, 2017), and the poetry chapbook i can remember the meaning of every tarot card but i can’t remember what i texted you last night (Nostrovia Press, 2016). She is a founding editor at Witch Craft Magazine and a fiction editor at Hobart Pulp.

Gwen Werner is a sorority dropout from Iowa. You can find her here: www.gwenwerner.com

Ryan Werner is a cook at a preschool in the Midwest. He plays guitar in a loud instrumental rock band called Young Indian. You can find him at @YeahWerner on Instagram.

 



Thursday, March 9 at 7:00 pm
Open Mic & Share Poetry Series
 
This month we are hosting a full hour of open mic in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. In honor of Women's History Month, we would love to feature work that is written by or inspired by women.

Please join us to hear some fantastic local poets, and feel free to share your own work (or that of a favorite author). This is part of a monthly series on the 2nd Thursday of most months at 7pm in partnership with Les Go Social Media & Marketing.

 Tuesday, March 7 at 3:30 pm
Fit4Mom Story Time with Linda Zimmer
 Note: This is a closed event for Fit4Mom members
Click here to learn more about Fit4Mom!


Friday, March 3 at 7:00 pm
Book Launch: The Mountain Goddess
with Shelley Schanfield

Bookbound is pleased to welcome back local author Shelley Schanfield for the launch of the second book in her fantasy trilogy. By inclination a voracious reader and by profession a librarian, Shelley looked for a good novel about the Buddha . When she didn’t find one that satisfied her, she had the notion to write her own based on the spiritual struggles of women in the Buddha’s time, set in the fascinating world that gave birth to yoga and Buddhism. Steeped in India’s myths and legends, this novel is fresh territory for Western readers of fantasy and historical epics. Through its strong female characters, it will appeal to readers of historical fiction with a woman’s perspective. Signing to follow.
A beautiful warrior princess. A tormented prince. A terrible choice between love, duty, and spiritual freedom.

When beautiful warrior Dhara masters yoga’s supernatural powers she captures the heart of Siddhartha, the prince prophesied to rule the world or become the greatest sage of all time. But her lust for earthly power clashes with his quest for inner peace. If he leaves his kingdom to seek enlightenment, he risks destroying his people. Only Dhara can convince him to stay. But will she?
Learn more at shelleyschanfield.com    


Thursday, February 9
at 7:00 pm
Open Mic & Share Series
featuring Cole Lavalais


Our featured author is Cole Lavalais whose short stories can be found in Obsidian, Apogee, Warpland, Tidal Basin Review, Aquarius Press, and more. She is a fellow of the Kimbilio Center for Black Fiction, VONA and the Callaloo Writing Workshops. She's been awarded writing residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and The Noepe Center for the Literary Arts. She holds an M.F.A. from Chicago State University, and a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from University of Illinois at Chicago. 

As a born and raised Chicagoan, she believes in encouraging, fostering, and championing writing by writers of color across genres. Cole has taught writing for over ten years and currently teaches community-based writing workshops on the south side of Chicago. Summer of the Cicadas is her debut novel.

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. This event is part of a series held on the second Thursday of most months at 7pm in partnership with Les Go Social Media Marketing & Training.




Monday, January 16 at 4:00 pm
Claudia Rankine: On
Citizen

at Rackham Auditorium

The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research (ISR) presents award-winning poet and 2016 MacArthur Fellow Claudia Rankine on January 16 at 4 p.m. in Rackham Auditorium. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Rankine will speak about her bestselling book Citizen: An American Lyric.

In Citizen, Rankine uses poetry, essay, cultural criticism and visual images to explore what it means to be a black American in a “post-racial” society. Citizen was the winner of the 2015 Forward Prize for Best Collection, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry, the NAACP Image Award for poetry, the PEN Open Book Award and the LA Times Book Award for poetry. It also holds the distinction of being the only poetry book to be a New York Times best seller in the nonfiction category.

The talk will be followed by a book signing. Books will be available for purchase from Bookbound Bookstore. The event is co-sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities.

Click here to learn more about this event.



2016


Thursday, December 8 at 7:00 pm
Open Mic & Share Poetry Series
featuring Saleem Peeradina

Our featured poet, Saleem Peeradina, is Professor Emeritus at Siena Heights University. His poetry is represented in major anthologies including The Oxford India Anthology of Poetry and The Bloodaxe Book of Contemporary Indian Poetry. He has authored several poetry collections including his latest, Final Cut, along with a memoir, The Ocean in My Yard (Penguin, 2005). Signing to follow.

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. This event is part of a poetry series held on the second Thursday of most months at 7pm.

(NOTE: There will not be an Open Mic event in January 2017. )


Thursday, November 10 at 7:00 pm
Open Mic & Share Poetry Series
featuring the Ann Arbor launch of
The Remembrance Project

Join us for the Ann Arbor launch of The Remembrance Project, a centennial print, digital, and musical tribute to the Harlem Hellfighters. Told through letters, poetry, music, legends and historical documents, REMEMBRANCE reveals the hearts and minds of people from different walks of life drawn into the 'War to End All Wars'. It's also a rare glimpse into the souls of black soldiers who fought for a higher ideal: Equality.

Writer and multimedia producer H. Buchanan will be accompanied by award-winning musician and composer Tracy Kash. Signing to follow.

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. This is a monthly poetry series held on the second Thursday of most months at 7pm in partnership with Les Go Social Media Marketing and Training.

"[The Remembrance Project] is vital to African American letters - the literary imagining of unspoken history about black lives that mattered but have not been visualized." -- Reginald Flood

Learn more at The Remembrance Project website.




Thursday, October 13 at 7:00 pm
Open Mic & Share Poetry Series
Featuring Dawn Richberg

Dawn Richberg was born in Philadelphia but as an Army brat lived all across the United States. Her favorite tours of duty were Ft. Wainwright, Alaska and Ft. Ord, California. Dawn loves the power of the written word in changing lives. She is in the midst of living out the portion of the Holstee Manifesto that says “This is your life. Do what you love and do it often" and is currently working on a new chapbook of poems about teaching and transformation.

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. This is a monthly poetry series held on the second Thursday of most months at 7pm.




Thursday, September 8 at 7:00 pm
Open Mic & Share Poetry Series
featuring RHINO Reads!


We're kicking off our fall Open Mic series by celebrating RHINO's 40th birthday as part of their #RHINO40Readings40Cities project. We begin with an open mic session followed by several poets who have appeared in the RHINO poetry journal including Matthew Landrum and Simon Mermelstein, along with Monica Rico, Jennifer Metsker, Julie Babcock, John Buckley, and Ashwini Bhasi.


Thursday, August 4 at 7:00 pm
Author Event: The Linotype Operator with Michael Robert Wolf


Set in present day Brooklyn and Manhattan - with historic monuments and institutions as background characters - The Linotype Operator is the story of Orthodox Jewish former Linotype operator David Kaplan and his two daughters. Sprinkled with wry humor, and including a cast of unusual supporting characters, The Linotype Operator gives the reader a deeply poignant look into parallel New York worlds and lives.

Michael Robert Wolf is an author and filmmaker currently living in Cincinnati. Signing to follow.

“...this unassuming story of a devout Brooklyn Jew and his not-so-wayward daughter enchanted me.. When I finished it, I wanted to read it all over again.” – Jacquelyn Mitchard


Monday, August 1 at 7:00 pm
Book Launch: Midair with Kodi Scheer
at the Taproom at Arbor Brewing Company

Join us at the Taproom at Arbor Brewing Company (114 E Washington St, Ann Arbor) to celebrate the release of Kodi Scheer's new novel Midair!

“I had a secret: I wanted to leave the earth in a spectacular fashion. Specifically, by leaping from the Eiffel Tower.” So begins this provocative coming-of-age novel about a teenage girl bent on self-destruction and revenge, set in the City of Light. A suspenseful psychological drama, Midair is the story of a young girl’s descent into darkness and the secrets we keep, even from ourselves.

Kodi Scheer teaches writing at the University of Michigan, where she earned her MFA. She was awarded the Dzanc Prize for Excellence in Literary Fiction and Community Service. Her stories have appeared in The Chicago Tribune, The Iowa Review, The Florida Review, Quarterly West, and Bellevue Literary Review. She has also served as writer-in-residence for the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.

“In this gripping novel of both suspense and regret, revenge and sorrow, the dark hearts of teenage girls search for weakness but find more than they bargained for. Midair is the story of best laid plans and all the ways in which we misunderstand each other, sometimes to catastrophic effect.” -- Rebecca Scherm, author of Unbecoming   



Thursday, July 21 at 7:00 pm
Author Reading: Vagabond Song with Marc Beaudin
 

Marc Beaudin is traveling 100 highways to promote his poetic travel memoir, Vagabond Song: Neo-Haibun from the Peregrine Journals. Called a “jazzy, freewheeling, rollicking road trip into the beating heart of the Eternal Now” byMontana Quarterly, Vagabond Song recounts 15 years of hitchhiking and road trip adventures in prose and poetry, taking the reader to the mountains of Colorado, the jungles of Central America, the woods and pubs of Britain and the stunning bleakness of the badlands and prairies of the West. Originally from Michigan, Beaudin now lives in Montana. Signing to follow


Thursday, July 14 at 7:00 pm
Open Mic & Share Poetry Series
featuring Denise Miller

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. Then we will hear from featured poet Denise Miller whose book, Core, is based on the true stories of African American sharecroppers of the Great Migration who journeyed North in search of the American Dream only to find hardships of a different kind. The poems chronicle the odyssey from a Mississippi plantation to an Ohio Valley coal mine to an iron foundry in Saginaw, Michigan. Denise Miller is a Kalamazoo Valley Community College instructor, artist, poet, and community activist.

This is a monthly poetry series held on the second Thursday of most months at 7 pm (note: there will not be an Open Mic in August – the series will resume on September 8).


Thursday, June 30 at 7:00 pm
Author Reading: A Girl Like You with Michelle Cox


Join us for a reading, discussion and signing of Michelle Cox's new romantic mystery A Girl Like You. In this first book in “The Henrietta and Inspector Howard” series, we meet taxi dancer Henrietta as she agrees to go undercover in order to help the aloof Inspector Howard investigate a murder in the dance hall where she works. Signing to follow.

“Flavored with 1930s slang and fashion, this first volume in what one hopes will be a long series is absorbing. Henrietta and Clive are a sexy, endearing, and downright fun pair of sleuths. Readers will not see the final twist coming.” - Library Journal (starred review).



Thursday, June 9 at 7:00 pm
Open Mic & Share Series featuring Shutta Crum


Shutta Crum writes picture books for children, novels for teens and poetry for adults. She is also a storyteller, a public speaker and a librarian. Her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals for adults for over 40 years, and her articles about teaching and writing have appeared in many professional journals.

"Shutta invites us to sit on the front porch, to listen to the crickets, to watch the fireflies sparkle and dance on a warm summer night, and to listen..." - Charles Van Heck

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. This is a monthly poetry series held on the second Thursday of most months at 7pm.

Thursday, May 12 at 7:00 pm
Open Mic & Share Poetry Series


This month we will host an hour of Open Mic session when area poets can read their own work or share a favorite poem by another author in a welcoming atmosphere. This is a monthly poetry series held on the second Thursday of most months at 7 pm.

For the first time, we have a theme - Purple Power - Passion & Peace...


Wednesday, May 4 at 7:00 pm
Community High School Poetry Class Reading


Join us to celebrate Ann Arbor's young talent as students from Community High's poetry class share their original work at Bookbound. They brought some amazing work last year, so prepare to be impressed!


Thursday, April 21 at 7:00 pm
Author Event: Love & Vodka: My Surreal Adventures in Ukraine
with R.J. Fox

Bobby is over the moon after sharing a bike on the E.T. ride at Universal Studios with Katya. Join our “intrepid crusader” as he takes a leap of faith—traveling from comfortable “have-a-nice day … and have-a-warm-shower” suburban Detroit to the former center of Cold War Soviet missile production. And unbeknownst to anyone but himself, he’s bringing an engagement ring! Experience life in a city that, until the mid-1980s, was closed to foreign visitors. R.J. Fox’s humorous, poignant, and memorable expedition is punctuated by a colorful cast of characters, adventures, and cultural mishaps and misunderstandings—from irate babushka women to hard-drinking uncles. Lesser mortals might have “phoned home” to be rescued. Armchair travelers and romantics—you will find yourself both schooled in hard knocks and heartened to have shared in the unforgettable experience of Love & Vodka!

“If you've ever done something crazy in the name of love, R.J. Fox's adventures in Ukraine will strike a chord. This book is a delight!” (Davy Rothbart)

R.J. Fox is the award-winning writer of several short stories, plays, poems, and fifteen feature-length screenplays. He teaches English and Video Production in the Ann Arbor Public Schools where he uses his own dream of making movies to inspire his students to follow their own dreams.

Signing to follow.



Thursday, April 14 at 7:00 pm
Open Mic & Share Poetry Series
featuring Marilyn Churchill

Our featured poet, Marilyn Churchill, will be reading from her new book Memory Stones. “All of life is her material. She takes the everyday and shapes it into a mix of humor and quicksilver.” (Mary Koral) Marilyn has a BFA from U of M and a Masters in Creative Writing from EMU. She is a visual artist and poet, and part-owner of the West Side Book Shop in Ann Arbor. The event begins with an open mic session when area poets can share their own work or that of a favorite author. Signing to follow.

Friday, April 1 at 7:00 pm
Shelley Schanfield Book Launch:
The Tigress and the Yogi

Join us to celebrate the release of Book I in 'The Sadhana Trilogy'! Ann Arbor author Shelley Schanfield practices Buddhism and yoga. Her research sparked her curiosity about Yasodhara, the woman who became Siddhartha’s wife, and she became inspired by the personal and spiritual struggles of women who knew him.

The Tigress and the Yogi
takes you to a vivid mythical world with a talking tigress, a wandering yogi, and a young woman's journey through an ancient land where chaos threatens gods and mortals alike. It examines the longing for spiritual transformation and inner peace, and the ways in which the search for wisdom and compassion can go terribly wrong. Signing to follow
Learn more at ShelleySchanfield.com
 

Thursday, March 26 at 3:00 pm
Peter Linebaugh Book Launch:
The Incomplete, True, Authentic, and Wonderful History of May Day

“Ideas can be beautiful too, and the ideas Peter Linebaugh provokes and maps in this history of liberty are dazzling reminders of what we have been and who we could be.”
—Rebecca Solnit


Join us for the launch of celebrated historian Peter Linebaugh's new book - an essential compendium of reflections on the reviled, glorious, and voltaic occasion of May 1st. “May Day is about affirmation, the love of life, and the start of spring, so it has to be about the beginning of the end of the capitalist system of exploitation, oppression, war, and overall misery, toil, and moil.”

These reflections on the Red and the Green are populated by the likes of Native American anarcho-communist Lucy Parsons, the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement, Karl Marx, José Martí, W.E.B. Du Bois, Rosa Luxemburg, SNCC, and countless others, both sentient and verdant.

Peter Linebaugh is a retired Professor of History at University of Toledo. His previous books include The Magna Carta Manifesto, Stop, Thief!, and The Many-Headed Hydra. Reading and discussion. Light refreshments. Signing to follow.


Thursday, March 17 at 7:00 pm
Simon Mermelstein Book Launch:
The Continuing Adventures of Orthomax: Now with Bombastic Pentameter!!!

Bookbound is pleased to welcome back the entertaining and surprisingly profound Simon Mermelstein to celebrate the launch of his latest chapbook, The Continuing Adventures of Orthomax: Now with Bombastic Pentameter! A two-time Pushcart Prize nominee and Poetry Slam finalist, Simon's poems have been published in RHINO, Mobius, Hawai‘i Pacific Review and many other literary journals. He works in the Writing Center at WCC and studies at EMU. Special guests TBA. Signing to follow.
 

Thursday, March 10 at 7:00 pm
Open Mic & Share Poetry Series
This month we are hosting a full night of Open Mic poetry. Please join us to share and hear some great poetry in a welcoming atmosphere. This is a monthly series held on the second Thursday of each month.



Friday, March 4 at 7:00 pm
Talking Chapbooks with Zilka Joseph
 
Zilka Joseph will read from What Dread and Lands I Live In, which were nominated for a Pushcart and a PEN America award, respectively. She will illustrate how theme and sequence work in her chapbooks including her upcoming book Sharp Blue Search of Flame(Wayne State University Press), talk about her process, and offer suggestions to help you hone your own chapbook or book. Zilka Joseph has an MFA in Poetry from U of M, and she currently teaches workshops, works as a manuscript coach and editor, and mentors writers in the Ann Arbor community.

Thursday, February 11 at 7:00 pm
Open Mic & Share Poetry Series

This month we will host a full hour of Open Mic when area poets can read their own work of share a favorite poem by another author. This is a monthly poetry series held on the second Thursday of each month. 


Friday, January 22 at 7:00 pm
Excerpts from a Natural History
with Holly Painter

When the 17th c. British philosophers founded modern natural history, they proposed finding a poet to compile a poetic account of everything that existed in nature. This witty, learned, and satirical collection follows a year’s worth of submissions by one such researcher-poet, along with revisions and comments written in the margins between the poet and the editor.  As their relationship unravels, Natural History becomes a tool of the heartbroken and obsessed.  

"Holly Painter is a trickster poet, you never know where she’s going next. Sometimes she wants to lick your ear. Over the page she might chew your leg off." — John Newton

Holly has an MFA from the University of Canterbury. She is originally from Michigan where she interned at 826Michigan and currently lives in Singapore with her wife and son.


2015


Thursday, December 10 at 7:00 pm
Open Mic & Share Poetry Series
featuring Tung-Hui Hu

Our featured poet, Tung-Hui Hu, is the author of three books of poetry including Greenhouses, Lighthouses (Copper Canyon Press, 2013), as well as a study of digital culture, A Prehistory of the Cloud (MIT Press, 2015).His poems have received awards from the NEA and the San Francisco Foundation, and appeared in places such as Boston Review, The New Republic, Ploughshares, and Gastronomica; the SoundWalk festival of sound art in Long Beach, CA; and the anthology Family Resemblance: An Anthology and Exploration of 8 Hybrid Literary Genres.


Hu teaches poetry and digital studies at the University of Michigan, where he is an assistant professor of English.

The event begins with an Open Mic session when area poets can read their own work or share a favorite poem by another author. Signing to follow.

“Tung-Hui Hu makes magic of anything he takes in hand, whether it’s architectural theory or cyberspace or poetry”—Linda Gregerson

“This fresh and unexpected poet extends the lyric into the social space without losing any of song's intensity or mystery, so that these casually elegant, affecting poems feel as interior as they are worldly.”—Mark Doty


Thursday, November 12 at 7:00 pm
Open Mic & Share Poetry Series
featuring Cristina Trapani-Scott

Cristina Trapani-Scott is an award-winning Ypsilanti poet whose work has appeared in publications including Hip Mama Magazine and the Paterson Literary Review. She is at work on a chapbook collection that explores the abstract space of survival after battling a life threatening illness. The event begins with an Open Mic session when area poets can read their own work or share a favorite poem by another author. This is a monthly poetry series held on the second Thursday of each month.

(Save the date: December 10 at 7pm -- Open Mic & Share featuring Tung-Hui Hu)

 

Friday, November 13 at 7:00 pm
Author reading: The Year the Trees Didn't Die
with Mary J Koral
The Year The Trees Didn’t Dieis the story of how Mary Koral and her husband managed to cope with the challenges of making an interracial adoptive family. Her writing has appeared in the Alaska Quarterly Review, Diverse Voices Quarterly and other journals. “The story is extraordinary... She captures people, places, and situations...and conveys the triumphs of persistent love in the face of the unpredicted demands of adoption and multicultural parenting.” (Marion Perlmutter, PhD, U of M). Signing to follow.

Thursday, October 15 at 7:00 pm
Author Reading: Mysteries of the Macabre
   Local authors will read their spooky short stories from Mysteries of the Macabre: A Halloween Anthology. Rohn Federbush will read The Farm Stray and Renci Denham will read The Timeshare Trip. For a mature audience. Signing to follow. 
 


Thursday, October 8 at 7:00 pm
Open Mic & Share Poetry Series 

This month we will host a full hour of Open Mic when area poets can read their own work of share a favorite poem by another author. This is a monthly poetry series held on the second Thursday of each month. 


Thursday, September 10 at 7:00 pm
Open Mic & Share Poetry Series featuring John F Buckley

 Join us as we kick off the 3rd season of our Open Mic & Share Poetry Series! The event begins with an open mic session, followed by featured poet John F Buckley, graduate of the Helen Zell Writers' Program at the University of Michigan and author of 5 books of poetry. Light refreshments.

Saturday, July 18 at 2:00 pm
Children's Book Reading: Lelani and The Plastic Kingdom
with Robb N. Johnston
Lelani and the Plastic Kingdom is a fantastical tale dealing with a serious issue concerning our shared environment: marine plastic pollution. The story will entertain, educate, inspire, and empower readers of all ages while the vibrant watercolor illustrations truly draw the reader into Lelani's world. Robb has always been passionate about environmental issues, and hopes this book will help raise awareness of a serious problem affecting our planet and its oceans: plastic pollution. Robb wrote and illustrated this book while working as a restoration ecologist in Ann Arbor. Signing.


Saturday, June 27 at 2:00 pm
Author Reading: Ypsilanti with James Mann

Ypsilanti, Michigan is a small city where a great deal happens, a commu
nity with a strong sense of history and historic preservation. Homes and buildings about to fall in on themselves in the 1960s were preserved and restored and have found new uses today. It is a place of festivals, parades, concerts, and performances. There have been problems and turmoil but in each instance the people of Ypsilanti have come through stronger than before. Local historian James Mann shares why the people of Ypsilanti take pride in their city. Mann is the author of eight books, including Ypsilanti: A History in Pictures; Ypsilanti in the 20th Century; Wicked Washtenaw County; Wicked Ann Arbor; andWicked Ypsilanti. Signing.

Thursday, July 9 at 7:00 pm
Open Mic & Share Poetry Series
 
This month we will hold a full hour of Open Mic when area poets can read their own work or share a favorite poem by another author. This is a monthly poetry series held on the second Thursday of most months. (Please note: we are not hosting an Open Mic in the month of August but we will be back on schedule in September)
 

Thursday, June 11 at 7:00 pm
Open Mic & Share Poetry Series

This month we will hold a full hour of Open Mic when area poets can read their own work or share a favorite poem by another author. This is a monthly poetry series held on the second Thursday of each month.



Saturday, June 20 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm 

Ann Arbor Book Festival Street Fair

Stop by our booth at the Ann Arbor Book Festival Street Fair! (on Washington Street between 4th Ave. and 5th Ave in downtown Ann Arbor) See their website at www.aabookfestival.org for more info about the festival which runs from June 17 to 20 and includes a midnight book crawl, writer's conference, and author events.



Saturday, June 20 at 7:00 pm
Poetry Reading: Gail Thomas

The finely crafted poems in
Waving Back, Gail Thomas’s third collection, examine the ties that both fray and bind us to our families of origin and those of choice. Using language that is clear and startling, meditative and joyful, Thomas’s poems reverberate with musicality and emotion. Originally from Pennsylvania, she is currently a learning specialist and teaches at Smith College. Signing.

Thursday, May 21 at 7:00 pm
OLLI Poets Read
 Participants from poetry workshops at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Michigan share their work.
Enjoy an hour of poetry, read by participants in OLLI’s poetry workshops. A relaxed hour of vibrant poetry of hope, witness, and remembrance. Refreshments.


Thursday, May 7 at 7:00 pm
Book Launch: The Confessions of a Number One Son by Frank Chin
Featuring Calvin McMillin, editor
In the early 1970s, Frank Chin, the outspoken Chinese American author of such plays as The Chickencoop Chinaman and The Year of the Dragon, wrote a full‐length novel that was never published and presumably lost. Nearly four decades later, Calvin McMillin, a literary scholar specializing in Asian American literature, would discover Chin’s original manuscripts and embark on an extensive restoration project. Join Calvin McMillin as we discuss this important novel.

"An enormously gifted dramatist who understood the experience of being Asian in America so deeply and so intensely."-- George Takei, actor

 

 

Saturday, May 9 at 2:00 pm
Author Reading & Discussion:
Borderline: Reflections on War, Sex and Church
with Stan Goff

 What if the sanctification of war and contempt for women are both grounded in a fear that breeds hostility, and a hostility that rationalizes conquest? The anti-Gospel Christian history of war-loving and women-hating are not merely similar but two aspects of the same dynamic, argues Stan Goff, in an "autobiography" that spans millennia. Borderline is the historical and conceptual autobiography of a former career army veteran transformed by Jesus into a passionate advocate for nonviolence, written by a man who narrates his conversion to Christianity through feminism.

Stan Goff spent most of the final three decades of the twentieth century as a soldier-most of that in what is euphemistically called "special operations" Sometimes a writer, sometimes an "activist" sometimes a husband, dad, and granddad, and sometimes a gardener, he lives in southeast Michigan and is a member of the St. Mary of Good Counsel parish of the Roman Catholic Church.




Thursday, May 14 at 7:00 pm
Open Mic & Share Poetry Series
featuring Ken Meisel
 Ken Meisel is a poet and psychotherapist from the Detroit area. He is a 2012 Kresge Arts Literary Fellow, Pushcart Prize nominee, Swan Duckling chapbook prize contest winner and the author of six poetry collections including his latest, The Drunken Sweetheart at My Door (FutureCycle Press: 2015). His work appears in Spillway, Cream City review, Concho River Review, Rattle, Bryant Literary Review, Midwest Gothic, Boxcar Review, and San Pedro River Review.

The event begins with an Open Mic session when area poets can read their own work or share a favorite poem by another author. This is a monthly poetry series held on the second Thursday of each month. Signing to follow.




Sunday, May 17 at 2:00 pm
Victor Vaughan: A Biography of the Pioneering Bacteriologist, 1851-1929
with Richard Adler

 Victor Vaughan's career at the University of Michigan spanned more than four decades, beginning with his graduate studies in physiological chemistry during the 1870s and ending in 1921 with his retirement after three decades as dean of the medical school. Not only was he instrumental in modernizing medical training at Michigan, his work in areas of hygiene, epidemiology and the study of toxins and infectious disease was highly regarded on the national scene. Twice he was called upon to serve his country in times of crisis. During the Spanish-American War he was a key member of the Typhoid Commission which investigated the outbreak of the life-threatening fever among army recruits in southern camps. During World War I, he was a member of the medical board within the Council of National Defense which contended with an unprecedented influenza outbreak. Vaughan's professional work included more than 250 published papers and some 17 books, many that outlined laboratory techniques which modernized the newly evolving field of bacteriology.

Richard Adler is a professor of microbiology at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. He is the author of four previous books including Cholera in Detroit: A History.



Tuesday, May 5 at 7:00 pm
Community High School Poetry Class reading
featuring Ellen Stone
Community High's poetry class will be sharing their original work. We will also hear from teacher Ellen Stone, whose poetry collection, The Solid Living World, won the 2013 Michigan Writers Cooperative Press chapbook contest.



Wednesday, May 6 at 7:00 pm
Author Reading & Discussion:
Meet Me Halfway with Jennifer Morales

Meet Me Halfway: Milwaukee Stories tells stories of connections in a community with a tumultuous and divided past. In nine stories told from diverse perspectives, Jennifer captures a Rust Belt city’s struggle to establish a common ground and a collective vision of the future. To make change, we have to get people talking -- and listening -- about race, about who they are, about their fears, misunderstandings, and dreams.


Thursday, April 9 at 7:00 pm
Open Mic & Share Poetry Series
featuring Laurence W. Thomas
Laurence W. Thomas is an educator, lecturer, writer, and traveler. His subjects cover lyrical nature poetry, philosophy, love, religion, protest, and avant-garde experimentation. His poetry books include Songs Sacred and Profane and The Face in the Mirror, and he is the editor of Third Wednesday, a quarterly journal.

The event begins with an Open Mic session when area poets can read their own work or share a favorite poem by another author. This is a monthly poetry series held on the second Thursday of each month. Signing to follow.


Thursday, March 12 at 7:00 pm
Open Mic & Share Poetry Series
featuring Dwight Wilson
Over the last 30 years, Dwight L. Wilson has had hundreds of haiku and essays on haiku published around the world. He is the author of three haiku books:  A Half-Moon Shining: Haiku from an African- American / Quaker PerspectiveSummer Excursions and The Essence of Haiku: The Relevancy of the Haiku Masters. He is a retired educator and author of historical novels, and religious & educational articles in addition to haiku.

The event begins with an Open Mic session when area poets can read their own work or share a favorite poem by another author. This is a monthly poetry series held on the second Thursday of each month.  Signing to follow.


Thursday, February 12 at 7:00 pm
Open Mic & Share Poetry Series
featuring Scott Beal

Scott Beal's debut poetry collection, Wait 'Til You Have Real Problems, tackles gender and childhood, passion and loss.
He finds inspiration in everything from fairytale to fatherhood, from a girl with barbed-wire hair to
the origin of chicken noodle soup - but always, ultimately, from the core of the human. His poems
 have appeared in many journals including Rattle and Prairie Schooner, and have received awards
 including a 2014 Pushcart Prize. He serves as writer-in-the-schools for Dzanc Books
 in Ann Arbor and teaches in the Sweetland Center for Writing at the University of Michigan.

The event begins with an Open Mic session when area poets can read their own work
or share a favorite poem by another author. This is a monthly poetry series held on the second Thursday of each month.

Signing to follow.

 



Thursday, January 8 at 7:00 pm
Open Mic & Share Poetry Series
This month we are hosting a full night of Open Mic poetry. Area poets can
share their own work, or a favorite poem by another author.  If you are
interested in participating in the open mic, please call us or email
info@bookboundbookstore.com. This is a monthly series held on
the second Thursday of each month.



2014

Saturday, December 13 at 3:00 pm
Darkness with Erin Eveland

Dark fantasy mixes the creative elements of storytelling with art and music in
Erin Eveland's new, interactive Young Adult novel, Darkness, about a 16 year old
girl born with a supernatural power. Erin Eveland is a Michigan author
who has published short horror stories in Dark Moon Books,
Mocha Memoirs Press, Cromaine
, and Dreamscape.
Signing to follow.
Learn more: http://www.darknesstheseries.com/
 


Thursday, December 11 at 7:00 pm
Open Mic & Share Poetry Series

This month we are hosting a full night of Open Mic poetry. Area poets can
share their own work, or a favorite poem by another author.  If you are
interested in participating in the open mic, please call us or email
info@bookboundbookstore.com. This is a monthly series held on
the second Thursday of each month.

Saturday, December 6 at 3:00 pm
The Michigan Theater Book
with Dr. Henry Aldridge
Join Dr. Henry Aldridge, an EMU film professor emeritus and theater scholar, as he
discusses the  Michigan Theater Book, a full-color, photo-illustrated book
that explores the first 80 years of the Michigan Theater’s life and
 how it ties into the histories of Ann Arbor and film.
Signing to follow.


Thursday, November 13 at 7:00 pm

Open Mic & Share Poetry Series featuring Elli DeLing
The extraordinary Elli DeLing will be reading from her debut poetry collection Jitamo's Poems,
published by the Neutral Zone's Red Beard Press. Elli is 80 years young and
won her first poetry contest at age 17. She has been an editor, educator, mother,
anthropologist and has worked with Great Lakes Indian tribes and
social justice causes for many years.

The event begins with an Open Mic session when area poets can read their
own work or share a favorite poem by another author. This is a
monthly poetry series held on the second Thursday of each month.

Signing to follow.



Saturday, November 8 at 3:00 pm
Chasing America with Deepak Singh
Deepak Singh's memoir Chasing America: Of Lollipops, Night Clubs andFerocious Dogs is a refreshing, anthropological view of his journey from urban India to rural America. Describing encounters tinged with both racism and understanding, he offers insights into the world of working class Indian immigrants.

Deepak Singh is a freelance journalist who has worked for the BBC World Service and regularly contributes to PRI's The World.

Signing to follow.


Saturday, October 18 at 7:00 pm
Short Story Reading: George Dila & John Mauk
George Dila will be reading from his new short story collection Working Stiff. The stories in
Working Stiff
are crafted with crisp language and buoyant dark humor that
beautifully reveal unique and intense situations. He is a native
Detroiter now living in Ludington, and is founder/director of
Ludington Visiting Writers.

John Mauk is a Michigander at heart who currently teaches writing at
Miami University of Ohio. His new short story collection is
Field Notes for the Earthbound
.
"If Lewis Nordan and Flannery O'Connor had a baby, it would be John Mauk." -- Jack Ridl.

Signing to follow.


Thursday, October 9 at 7:00 pm
Open Mic & Share Poetry Series featuring Simon Mermelstein
Our featured poet is the immensely entertaining and insightful Simon Mermelstein, who will be
reading from his book Zero One: Poems for Humans. Simon is the kind of poet who takes no pants
and flies by the seat of his prisoners. He mixes metaphors like martinis and cosmopolitans...
and turns the villains into gelatin, ladies and gentlemen. He is an Ann Arbor Poetry Slam finalist
whose work has been published in The MacGuffin and The Huron River Review.

The event begins with an Open Mic session when area poets can read their own work or share a
favorite poem by another author. This is a monthly poetry series held on the second Thursday of
each month. Signing to follow.


Wednesday, October 8 at 7:00 pm
Poetry Reading: Elmaz Abinader - This House, My Bones
"In poems of grace and a searing fire, Elmaz Abinader negotiates love, yearning, hope, memory, resistance,
injustice and death and weaves an uneasy but authentic hope that illuminates the path to a true redemption.
A stunning collection." -- Chris Abani

Elmaz Abinader will be reading from her new poetry collection, This House, My Bones. She is an award-winning
poet, memoirist, playwright and novelist, and currently a creative writing professor at Mills College. She has
been a Fulbright Senior Fellow to Egypt, taught with the Palestine Writing Workshop, and is a founder of
the Voices of our Nations Arts Foundation. Signing to follow.




Sunday, September 21 at 3:00 pm
The Four Words for Home with Angie Chuang
Angie Chuang will be reading from her book, The Four Words for Home: A Memoir of Two Families,
which tells the story of her experiences with an Afghan-American family after 9/11, and her journey
to Afghanistan with that family while her own family, Taiwanese immigrants in the United States, was
falling apart. "I discovered the truth about my own family -- and the truths that flow as the undercurrent
of all stories of immigration, intergenerational struggle, and the hidden costs of American Dream."
Ms. Chuang is a Journalism professor at American University, and her book won the Willow Books
Literature Awards Grand Prize for Prose. Signing.


Saturday, September 20 at 3:00 pm
Michigan's Drive-In Theaters with Harry Skrdla
Join author Harry Skrdla as he discusses his new book, Michigan's Drive-In Theaters.
Photographs culled from dozens of sources, including libraries, theaters and museums,
serve to recall the history of Michigan drive-ins. From the tiniest local theater to the
mammoth multiscreen giants, Skrdla uses these images to remind readers what it was
like to go to the drive-in. Skrdla is senior engineer at the historic Fox Theatre in Detroit,
an architectural preservation consultant, and author of Ghostly Ruins: America’s Forgotten
Architecture. Discussion and signing.


Wednesday, September 17 at 7:00 pm
The Jews of Latin America with Judith Laikin Elkin
First published in 1980, Judith Laikin Elkin's The Jews of Latin America became the
standard resource on the topic. This newly released third edition brings the story
up-to-date, incorporating the events of recent decades and reflecting new insights
provoked by the changing political, cultural, and economic conditions throughout
the region. Judith Laikin Elkin is founding president of the Latin American Jewish
Studies Association and author of the memoir Walking Made my Path.
Discussion and signing.


Thursday, September 11 at 7:00 pm
Open Mic & Share Series
featuring Madeline Strong Diehl 
Our featured poet is Madeline Strong Diehl of Ann Arbor, whose writing career spans more than
 25 years. She is a magazine journalist and editor, and writes poems, essays, plays, and fiction.
 Diehl won the T.S. Eliot Poetry award from the University of Kent at Canterbury (England), along
 with other awards for her fiction and plays. Her latest poetry book is Wrestling With Angels. The
 event begins with an Open Mic session when area poets can read their own work or share a
favorite poem by another author. This is a monthly poetry series held on the second Thursday
of each month. Signing to follow. (Note: there is no Open Mic & Share in August).

Friday, August 22 at 7:00 pm
Book Launch: Emergencies of the Heart
by Leslie McGraw
Please join Leslie McGraw as she releases her debut poetry collection, Emergencies of the Heart.
These poems, written between September 11, 2001 and September 2013, are a collection of
thoughts and dreams that rise out of the ashes of defeat and disappointment. "This is not a
book about 9-11 and death. This is a book about life, love, purpose, hope, and the valuation
of time – all of which I have assessed differently since the events that occurred  on 9-11,"
said Leslie.  "As the new towers have gone through the stages of the best and the brightest,
to zero… and now back to an inspiring tower of freedom, I am encouraged to move forward in
love and stand tall in power with new hopes and expectations.”  Leslie began sharing her poetry
in the open mic arena and has been a featured spoken word poet across Southeast Michigan
for over 14 years.  Leslie is the owner of award-winning blog, Tru Story (www.trustorysuccess.com)
and Life by Poetry (lifebypoetry.tumblr.com). This book launch, intended to be a celebration, will
include music, refreshments, book discussion and signing and more.


Thursday, July 10 at 7:00 pm
Open Mic & Share Series
featuring Saleem Peeradina
Our featured poet, Saleem Peeradina is Professor Emeritus at Siena Heights University.
His poetry is represented in major anthologies of Indian, South Asian, and Asian American
writing including The Oxford India Anthology of Poetry, The Bloodaxe Book of Contemporary
Indian Poetry, and 60 Indian Poets. He has authored several poetry collections including
Meditations on Desire and Slow Dance. The event begins with an Open Mic session when
area poets can read their own work or share a favorite poem by another author.
This is a monthly poetry series held on the second Thursday of each month. Signing.



Saturday, June 7 at 3:00 pm
Book Launch: An Aberrant Mind by Ken MacGregor
Celebrate the release of An Aberrant Mind, a short story collection by
Ypsilanti's Ken MacGregor. In these stories you will find darkness and
fear, revulsion and terror, mixed with quite a bit of humor. Ken's work has
appeared in over fifty anthologies, magazines and podcasts.
He will be reading stories from the collection, and costumes are welcome!
Signing.


Thursday, June 12 at 7:00 pm
Open Mic & Share Poetry Series
featuring Katherine Edgren
The event begins with an Open Mic session where area poets can read
their own work or share a favorite poem by another author. Our featured
poet, Katherine Edgren of Dexter, has worked as a social worker,
community organizer, fund-raiser, and administrator. She recently published
 a poetry book called Long Division. This is a monthly series held on the
second Thursday of each month. Signing.

 
Thursday, May 22 at 7:00 pm
Beginning Your Genealogical Journey & Beyond
with Katherine R. Willson
Katherine R. Willson of Ann Arbor is a highly acclaimed & professionally trained
national public speaker who has been teaching classes and conducting
workshops in the genealogical community for more than 10 years.
Participants leave with the tools necessary to do their own research,
as well as the inspiration to do it! Beginners and all levels welcome.


Wednesday, May 7 at 7:00 pm
OLLI Poetry Night
Readings by poets from classes at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of
Michigan. Join us for a relaxed hour of inventive, vibrant poetry of wit, wisdom,
and remembrance. OLLI is a community-based program of the UM Health System
that offers lectures, classes, and a range of activities for ages 50 and up. Refreshments.


Thursday, May 8 at 7:00 pm
Open Mic & Share Series featuring Janet Cannon
This is a monthly series held on the second Thursday of each month.
The event begins with an Open Mic session for area poets to read their own work
or share a favorite poem by another author.
The Open Mic is followed by a reading from our featured poet, Janet Cannon.


Saturday, May 10 at 2:00 pm
Storytelling with Frances Kai-Hwa Wang
Bookbound is celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with
a reading and storytelling event with local writer and speaker Frances Kai-Hwa Wang.
She will share some of her favorite stories and books about growing up Asian in America.
Intended for children, appropriate for all ages.


Saturday, May 10 at 5:00 pm
Triumphant Warrior with Wayne Moore
of the Wilmington Ten
Wayne Moore is a member of the Wilmington Ten. His memoir, Triumphant Warrior,
details his story of desegregation, wrongful imprisonment, and the 40 year wait for justice.
It is a story of triumph, but also a story of how to cope until victory comes. Signing.

Wednesday, May 14 at 7:00 pm
Joy, Inc.: How We Built A Workplace People Love
with Rich Sheridan
Rich Sheridan is the CEO, co-founder and ”Chief Storyteller” of award-winning Ann Arbor
 tech company Menlo Innovations and author of Joy, Inc: How We Built a Workplace People Love.
Joy, Inc. offers an inside look at how Sheridan and Menlo created a joyful culture, and shows how
any organization can follow their methods for a more passionate team and
sustainable, profitable results. Discussion and signing.


Saturday, April 26 at 3:00 pm
Reel Roy Reviews with Roy Sexton
Join us for an entertaining afternoon with Roy Sexton - snarky movie blogger (reelroyreviews.com),
community theater actor and author of Reel Roy Reviews Volume 1: Keepin' it Real.
He will be reading from his new book, and he may surprise us with a show tune or two!
Signing (&Singing!).


Thursday, April 3 at 7:00 pm
Poetry Night with Curtis Crisler
   Come celebrate National Poetry Month! Bookbound is partnering with Detroit-based
 Aquarius Press and Willow Books for an evening of poetry with award-winning writer
Curtis Crisler. Signing.


Thursday, April 10 at 7:00 pm
Open Mic & Share Series
In honor of National Poetry Month, we are hosting a full night of Open Mic poetry.
Area poets and poetry lovers can share their own work, or a favorite poem
by another author. If you are interested in participating in the Open Mic,
please call or email info@bookboundbookstore.com.
This is a monthly series held on the second Thursday of each month.



Saturday, April 19 at 3:00 pm
Fantastic Sports Stuff with Bob Henige
Bob Henige is a literary consultant and author of Fantastic Sports Stuff -
his newest book, filled with 100 years of the best of Michigan's professional
and amateur sports trivia. Bob will be here for a discussion and
Q & A about Michigan sports. Signing.


Saturday, March 8 at 3:00pm
Stop, Thief! Book Launch and Discussion
with Peter Linebaugh
Celebrate the new book by local historian, author and University of Toledo professor Peter Linebaugh.
Stop, Thief! is a collection of bold essays that take aim at the thieves of land, the polluters of the seas,
the ravagers of the forests, the despoilers of rivers, and the removers of mountaintops.
Linebaugh brings to life the vital commonist tradition. Signing.


Thursday, March 13 at 7:00 pm
Open Mic & Share series
featuring Frances Kai-Hwa Wang
  Frances Kai-Hwa Wang teaches writing and is a popular speaker on Asian Pacific American,
multicultural, diversity, women's, social justice, and social media issues. She has published
two prose poetry books, Imaginary Affairs—Postcards from an Imagined Life and
Where the Lava Meets the Sea—Asian Pacific American Postcards from Hawai‘i.
The event begins with an open mic session (email info@bookboundbookstore.com to participate). Signing.


Thursday, February 13 at 6:00 pm
Open Mic & Share Series featuring Rev. Dr. Debby Mitchell
The Rev. Dr. Debby Mitchell is an ordained minister, poet, actor, playwright, director, teacher, speaker and retreat leader. She has published two books of poetry - Touch Softly and From the Abundance of the Heart. The event begins with an open mic session - please call us at 734.369.4345 or email info@bookboundbookstore.com if you are interested in participating.


 
 

Thursday, January 9 at 6:00 pm 
Open Mic & Share Series featuring Zilka Joseph

 This month we are featuring Zilka Joseph, whose books include What Dread and Lands I Live In. She has won several prizes including a Hopwood award and the Elsie Choy Lee Scholarship from the Center for Education of Women. The event starts with an open mic session (contact info@bookboundbookstore.com to participate). Signing.   


Wednesday, January 22 at 7:00 pm  

The Michigan Theater book with Dr. Henry Aldridge - discussion & signing

Come learn some Ann Arbor history with Dr. Henry Aldridge, an EMU film professor emeritus and theater scholar, who has written a new full-color, photo-illustrated book that explores the first 80 years of the Michigan Theater’s life and how it ties into the histories of Ann Arbor and film. Signing.


 
Thursday, December 5 at 7:00 pm
Gregory Loselle - Poetry Reading & Book Signing
 Award-winning Michigan poet Gregory Loselle reads from About the House, his new collection of poems published by Finishing Line Press. "With a haunting & contemplative voice, Loselle employs rhythm, word-play, and richness of language line after line...Loselle's beautifully spun poems continue to reverberate long after the last light's been switched off' --Janee Baugher. Signing.
 
 
  Thursday, December 12 at 6:00 pm
Open Mic & Share Series featuring Nina Simmone Cofield
This month we are featuring local poet Nina Simmone Cofield, author of the poetry collection Echoes Resound Forever. The event starts with an open mic session followed by a reading from the featured poet. If you are interested in participating, please email us at info@bookboundbookstore.com to sign up. Open Mic spots are limited. This is a monthly series to be held on the second Thursday of each month.

   
Sunday, December 15 at 4:00 pm
Y is for Yoga reading & yoga session for children
Local author and educator Anita B. Adhikary reads from her book Y is for Yoga and teaches child-friendly, fun yoga poses to help kids with concentration & calming in this often over-stimulating world. Yoga mats/rugs are optional.
 
November 2 at 12:00 pm
Cholera in Detroit: A History
During the mid to late 19th century, Detroit and the American Midwest were the sites of five major cholera epidemics. The first of these, the 1832 outbreak, was of particular significance--an unexpected consequence of the Black Hawk War. Cholera in Detroit: A History is the story of those outbreaks and the efforts to control them. Richard Adler is a professor of microbiology at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.


November 6 at 7:00 pm
Uncommon Core: Book Reading Series
Come check out the revolutionary, one-of-a-kind poetry anthology Uncommon Core: Contemporary Poems for Learning and Living with readings from poets like Carlina Duan, John Buckley, Jeff Kass, Robyn Green and more. Uncommon Core is published by Neutral Zone's Red Beard Press, and it includes 250 poems by 93 poets, from national luminaries to young, local writers.


November 14 at 6:00 pm
Open Mic & Share featuring Angela Narciso Torres
November's Open Mic & Share features Angela Narciso Torres reading from her new book Blood Orange. "[These] poems move with the fluid assurance of a dancer, and sing with enviable lyric grace"  --Daniel Tobin. Ms. Torres is this year's grand prize winner of the Willow Books National Literature Festival Poetry competition. The event begins with an open mic poetry session (please email info@bookboundbookstore.com if you are interested in participating).


November 21 at 7:00 pm
"Parking Stress Outside the Bedroom Door" with Lois Maharg
Local author Lois Maharg reads from her new book The Savvy Insomniac: A Personal Journey through Science to Better Sleep and shares strategies for reducing the effects of stress on your sleep.




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