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What’s in a word

YpsiWrites for all Whether it’s a quick email, a snarky tweet, or that research paper you’re dreading, writing is a part of our everyday lives. ‘We are all writers’ is the message of the YpsiWrites program, which recently began at all Ypsilanti District Library branches. YpsiWrites theme, “Everyone’s a Writer,” is a motto prompted by

Sharing Untold Stories

Love and Other Futures presents poetry by women of color

Pete Earley’s “Crazy”

Beyond internal battles, mental illness patients face institutionalized barriers Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness, a 2007 Pulitzer Prize finalist book written by Pete Earley, breaks ground on mental health literature. Earley is a long-time journalist and former Washington Post reporter. When his son was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he was determined

Norma Jeane Baker of Troy

Identity in Distress

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Being Bold: Songwriter/comedian Lahna Turner comes to Michigan and Ohio

Earlier in her comedy career, Lahna Turner had a bit where she performed a duet between Anne Frank and Helen Keller. It consisted of Keller crying out loudly in an exaggerated variation of her moans, followed by Frank desperately trying to “shh!” her, all accompanied by Turner’s slow guitar playing. It ended up becoming one

What’s in a word

YpsiWrites for all Whether it’s a quick email, a snarky tweet, or that research paper you’re dreading, writing is a part of our everyday lives. ‘We are all writers’ is the message of the YpsiWrites program, which recently began at all Ypsilanti District Library branches. YpsiWrites theme, “Everyone’s a Writer,” is a motto prompted by

“The most famous illegal immigrant” to speak

Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist, author and “the most famous illegal immigrant in America,” Jose Antonio Vargas will come to Ann Arbor as part of the Washtenaw Reads program to discuss his new book, Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen. The memoir about his life and career focuses on how he came to live in and think

Sharing Untold Stories

Love and Other Futures presents poetry by women of color

Pete Earley’s “Crazy”

Beyond internal battles, mental illness patients face institutionalized barriers Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness, a 2007 Pulitzer Prize finalist book written by Pete Earley, breaks ground on mental health literature. Earley is a long-time journalist and former Washington Post reporter. When his son was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he was determined

Norma Jeane Baker of Troy

Identity in Distress