Join us at 7 pm at the Quarter Bistro (300 S. Maple) for the 2013 Ann Arbor Youth Poetry Slam Team, featuring live performances from Alex Kime, Aaliyah Jihad, Edith Zang, Amelia Deihl, Rachel Kerby and Rianna Johnson-Levy.
June, 2013 Events
We welcome poet and National Book Award finalist Patricia Smith and her husband, Edgar Award winning mystery writer Bruce DeSilva for the 2013 Ann Arbor Book Festival keynote address. Books authored by Smith and DeSilva will be available for sale courtesy of Crazy Wisdom Bookstore.
It's a special Kids Read Comics Celebration pre-conference for librarians, educators, and cartoonists! Come warm yourself up for the fun events at the Kids Read Comics Celebration by participating in panels and hands-on workshops.
Join cartoonists, librarians and educators as they unwind after a full day of interactive comics presentations and workshops with a meet-and-greet at Dominick’s on Monroe St. Hang out, meet some cool people, and participate in the giant draw wall!
Join us at Sava’s for readings by unofficial Chicago Poet Laureate Kevin Coval; New York poet, musician and prose stylist Shira Erlichman; and local Ann Arbor emerging poets Brittany Floyd and Allison Kennedy.
The Ann Arbor Book Festival brings another dynamic Writer's Conference to the community. This will be a full-day experience where attendees can hone their skills in sessions led by a noted group of writers and instructors. These teachers have impressive resumes and are excited to bring you their expertise and share their passion for writing.
The evening begins at 6 PM at Literati (124 E Washington St.): a Red Beard Press Gala featuring superstar writers from Ann Arbor's newest local publishing company including Angel Nafis, Gahl Liberzon, Aimee Le, Fiona Chamness, Carlina Duan and Haley Patail
Katie Moynihan and Jack Minor from U-M's Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) provide a general overview of OTT and discuss their work with licensing and startups. They also talk about how OTT reconciles their role with the movement toward open access, when a researcher should contact them, and more.