June, 2014 Events

06/2014 Events

John Sayles Symposium: Opening Remarks

photo of John Sayles
From the John Sayles Archive, U-M Library
Join us to kick off the John Sayles Symposium. Jim Burnstein, screenwriter, producer, and U-M professor gives opening remarks. Feel free to stay for any or all of the symposium!

Event Information

Date
06/04/2014
Time
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Series
John Sayles Symposium
Event Type
Talk

The Word is the Thing: John Sayles as Screenwriter, Author, and Exploitation Master

photo of John Sayles
From the John Sayles Archive, U-M Library
John Sayles is first and foremost a writer. The author of four novels and two collections of short stories, Sayles first entered the film industry by writing screenplays produced by others. This panel examines Sayles’ unique voice, both on the page and on the screen, and offers insights into what makes his screenplays so unlike what we normally see at the movies.

Event Information

Date
06/04/2014
Time
10:30 AM to 11:45 AM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Series
John Sayles Symposium
Event Type
Panel Discussion

Sayles-ing the Seas of Diversity: John Sayles on Race, Ethnicity and Gender

From the John Sayles Archive, U-M Library
John Sayles has consistently incorporated themes of social injustice into his narratives, underscoring the difficulties and challenges individuals face daily. This panel of scholars examines how over the course of his film career, Sayles created a full tapestry of the American experience in a  way that is true to his vision of "the community as hero."

Event Information

Date
06/04/2014
Time
01:00 PM to 02:45 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Series
John Sayles Symposium
Event Type
Panel Discussion

Lone Star: John Sayles and the Changing Landscape for Independent Cinema

photo of John Sayles
From the John Sayles Archive, U-M Library
Sayles never sought assistance from Hollywood to create his films. His first film, produced for $60,000, helped to write the textbook of how to make a film in the contemporary age when big ideas combine with a shoe string budget. This panel of friends, cohorts and collaborators of Sayles share how their collective careers began and how the industry has changed and changed them in the process.

Event Information

Date
06/04/2014
Time
03:00 PM to 04:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Series
John Sayles Symposium
Event Type
Panel Discussion

Public Unveiling of the John Sayles Archive

photo of John Sayles
From the John Sayles Archive, U-M Library
Join us for the public unveiling of the John Sayles Archive. Director John Sayles and his partner and producer Maggie Renzi will take part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Light refreshments.

Event Information

Date
06/04/2014
Time
04:30 PM to 05:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Series
John Sayles Symposium
Event Type
Reception

Ann Arbor Book Festival: Thursday's Moonlight Book Crawl

Join us at any or all of these locations to hear award-winning poets and fiction writers read from their work:

Event Information

Date
06/19/2014
Time
07:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location
Locations as noted
Series
Ann Arbor Book Festival
Event Type
Reading

Ann Arbor Book Festival: Friday's Moonlight Book Crawl

Join us at any or all of these locations to hear award-winning poets and fiction writers read from their work:

Event Information

Date
06/20/2014
Time
06:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location
Locations as noted
Series
Ann Arbor Book Festival
Event Type
Reading

Ann Arbor Book Festival: Writer’s Conference

The Ann Arbor Book Festival brings another dynamic, full-day Writer's Conference to the community! Workshops to hone your skills — including poetry, fiction, and writing for children — are offered throughout the day, led by award-winning writers, including: Craig Bernier, Jeanne Sirotkin, Dorene O’Brien, Kevin Coval, Scott Beal, Carlina Duan, Mardi Jo Link, and D.E. Johnson. Enjoy a keynote luncheon address by Mardi Jo Link, bestselling author of Bootstrapper: From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm.

Event Information

Date
06/21/2014
Time
09:30 AM to 03:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Series
Ann Arbor Book Festival
Event Type
Workshop

Ann Arbor Book Festival: Street Fair

It's a street fair! Check out a diverse and dynamic sampling of programs, organizations, authors and others who are passionate about the value of books, writing, and reading in our lives and society.

Event Information

Date
06/21/2014
Time
01:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Location
Washington St., between 4th Ave. and 5th Ave.
Series
Ann Arbor Book Festival
Event Type
Open House

Ann Arbor Book Festival: Saturday's Moonlight Book Crawl

Join us at any or all of these locations to hear award-winning poets and fiction writers read from their work:

Event Information

Date
06/21/2014
Time
02:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location
Locations as noted
Series
Ann Arbor Book Festival
Event Type
Reading

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