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I Got to Keep Moving by Bill Harris launch party

Wed., Nov. 14, 5:30 p.m.

Celebrated Detroit writer, professor, and Kresge Foundation Eminent Artist Award recipient Bill Harris takes on the Civil War in his latest collection of short stories. I Got to Keep Moving (published by Wayne State University Press) contains 25-interlinked stories spanning a cast of characters who are both pre- and post-Civil War, each one facing their respective circumstances while navigating their lives in the South. Written in three parts, I Got to Keep Moving is an exploration of preservation and memory, and aims to serve as source material for future conversations. To celebrate the launch, Harris will read from his latest collection and will be accompanied by musician and storyteller Rev. Robert Jones, Sr. free

Detroit Public Library - Main Branch (map)
5201 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone (313) 833-4042
I Got to Keep Moving by Bill Harris launch party

‘Even’ book launch and family-fun event at Honey Space in Ferndale

Sat., Nov. 17, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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@ Honey Space, 3136 Hilton Rd. Ferndale, MI
Writer, songwriter and local businessman Andy Gutman will host a family-fun event at Honey Space in Ferndale for his newest children’s book ‘Even.’ Gutman’s appearance at Honey Space features family-fun activities, including a reading of his new book, Even, and entertainment by a local musician, who will perform the companion songs from all three of Gutman’s books. Gutman also will sign copies of his books for attendees. There will be coloring activities and a photo booth for parents and their children to mark the special event. Fall-themed refreshments, such as cider and doughnuts, will be served. Free

‘Even’ book launch and family-fun event at Honey Space in Ferndale

The East Side Reading Series

Sat., Nov. 17, 3-5 p.m.

@ The Commons Detroit, 7900 Mack Avenue, Detroit, MI 48214
Join us for the November edition of the East Side Reading Series, where we feature six writers reading original work! The Line Up: Daniel Abbott Dorinda Ares Jesse Davila Mary Jo Firth Gillett Alexander Payne Morgan Aubri Adkins Free

https://www.facebook.com/events/301466804008980/
The East Side Reading Series

Citywide Poets Showcase

Sun., Nov. 18, 1-2:30 p.m.
phone 313 577 4601
justin@insideoutdetroit.org
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ALL TEEN WRITERS AND CREATIVES ARE INVITED TO PERFORM IN OUR CITYWIDE POETS SHOWCASE OPEN MIC IN HISTORIC RIVERA COURT! There will be featured performances by Franny Choi, Ajanae Dawkins, Britteney 'Black Rose' Kapri, and Brittany Rogers. Free

https://www.facebook.com/events/695616990822096/
Detroit Institute of Arts (map)
5200 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone 313-833-7900
Citywide Poets Showcase

Detroit Public Library Welcomes Author David Baldacci

Sun., Nov. 18, 1:30 p.m.
phone 313-481-1300

Detroit Public Library is excited to present New York Times Bestselling author, David Baldacci. Baldacci will discuss and sign his latest book, “Long Road to Mercy.” Please join us on Sunday, November 18th, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at Main Library in the Clara Stanton Jones Friends Auditorium. Books will be sold at the event. Free

https://detroitpubliclibrary.org/events/event/4761
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Detroit Public Library - Main Branch (map)
5201 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone (313) 833-4042
Detroit Public Library Welcomes Author David Baldacci

Brain Candy

Third Monday of every month, 7-9 p.m.
phone 313-582-9444
wickettd@yahoo.com
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Arts Event--one poet, one prose writer, one musician and one visual artist sharing their talents. Free

Green Brain Comics (map)
13210 Michigan Ave.
Greater Dearborn Area
phone (313) 582-9444
greenbrain@greenbrain.biz

Author RKB Book Signing

Sat., Nov. 24, 12-5 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 25, 12-5 p.m.

@ Book Warehouse, 12200 S Beyer Rd Suite E070, Birch Run, MI 48415
Author R.K.B will be hosting a book signing for her poetic memoir "Dreams of Falling" on November 24-25 at the Book Warehouse and Birch Run. (12200 S Beyer Rd E070, Birch Run, MI 48415). The event will be held form 12pm-5pm on both days. $10 for a copy of Dreams of Falling

Author RKB Book Signing

Poetry Slam: Our Words Have Power

Sun., Nov. 25, 8-11 p.m.
phone 586-834-7399
sodalisproductions@gmail.com

SODALIS PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: POETRY SLAM & OPEN MIC Sunday November 25, 2018 8-11PM Club Echelon 13330 E 10 mile Hosted by DIZMANTLE Sounds by DJ COOLBREEZE 1ST place winner gets $300 and qualifies for the Grand Slam where 1st prize of $600 2ND place winner qualifies for a place in the Grand Slam where first prize is $600 3RD place winner qualifies for a place in the Grand Slam where first prize is $600 Open Mic winner wins cash too $10 Advance Tickets will be higher at the door $15 Slam Entry Fee $10

https://www.facebook.com/events/1779725358989116/
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Club Echelon (map)
13330 E. 10 Mile Rd.
Greater Detroit Area Poetry Slam: Our Words Have Power

Author's Forum Presents: "A Rich Brew: How Cafes Created Modern Jewish Culture," A Conversation with Shachar Pinsker and Samer Ali

Wed., Nov. 28, 5:30-7 p.m.
phone 734-936-3518
humin@umich.edu

Shachar Pinsker (professor, Judaic studies and Middle East studies) and Samer Ali (associate professor, Arabic language and literature) discuss Pinsker's new book, "A Rich Brew: How Cafes Created Modern Jewish Culture," followed by Q & A. free

http://www.lsa.umich.edu/humanities

The Yaktown Poet Iron Writers Workshop

Sun., Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
phone 404.913.1298
vbtouray@gmail.com

@ Pontiac Regional Chamber, 402 Telegraph Rd
AVAILABLE REGISTRATIONS: 15 ONLY You ever wanted to get on that open mic, but wasn't quite confident? Ever write a BANGING poem that just needed a "fresh eye" before it's big reveal? Join Yaktown Poets for our annual Iron Writer's Workshop, where we'll tackle some of the "hang ups" that just "won't let you be great." Along with, Yaktown Poets and YP Volunteers, you will have the opportunity to glean from our Keynote speaker, Rosemarie Wilson, AKA One Single Rose, one of Detroit's premiere poets and performers. We like to call Rosemarie "The hardest working woman in show business." You'll $50

https://www.facebook.com/pg/yaktownpoets/events/
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The Yaktown Poet Iron Writers Workshop

Cuffing Season: Singles Mixer & Book Signing

Sat., Dec. 8, 6-9 p.m.
info@jasminejones.co
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Jasmine Jones is partnering with Griot Music Lounge for a special book signing celebration in honor of, “The Gentlemen’s Commandments: Songs for Love, Healing, Freedom, and Purpose” and “The Single Ladies’ Commandments Journal.” You’re cordially invited to Cuffing Season, a football-themed book signing for singles across the Detroit area. The night will be filled with games, raffles, and prizes including a reward for “the best-dressed football outfit.” Guests can expect nostalgic music vibes, potential love connections, conversation, drinks, and food in an easygoing environment. Cuffing Season kicks off on Saturday, December 8th at 6-9pm at Griot Music Lounge. Free

https://www.jasminejones.co/news-and-events
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Juste Milieu Literary Fest

Sat., Dec. 8, 7-11 p.m.
phone 313-412-7338
justemilieu.lit@gmail.com
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A night dedicated to the literary arts. Juste Milieu Literature + Art Review brings readings of classical and contemporary literature, a panel discussion on today's literary climate, and much more. Join us for a night dedicated to the literary arts. Hosted by Zuri McWhorter and Cameron Crum. $5 Suggested Donation

http://literaryhomegirl.com

Yaktown Poets: 4 Year B-Side Celebration!

Sun., Dec. 9, 7-10 p.m.
phone 404.913.1298
vbtouray@gmail.com

@ Y.E.S (Your Emerging Space), 7 North Saginaw St, Pontiac MI
Let's Do It Again :-) If you attended the Yaktown Poets​ Anniversary Celebration on Sept 29th, then you know that our founder had to LEAVE on a moment's notice. She was SO hurt that she missed out on the celebration, that we decided to just CONTINUE what we started! Join us for the SIDE B Celebration. We'll be at a NEW SPOT and our hostess wants to help us KICK IT UP A NOTCH with FREE FOOD for the first 50 tix purchased! Get YOUR TIX NOW! We'll see YOU on Sunday, December 9th! #YaktownPoets #4YearsAndCounting #CatchYouOnTheBside #FreeFood #YES #7North $15 Early Bird Tix

https://www.facebook.com/events/178367729770609/?active_tab=about
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Yaktown Poets: 4 Year B-Side Celebration!
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