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True Life Reads for February

My Non-Fiction Valentine

Our Predictions for Super Bowl Commercials Featuring Donald Trump

Few American institutions embody Donald Trump’s vision of American consumerism and sanctioned violence more than the Super Bowl (6:30 p.m. ET). Even though it’s being played in Houston, a city that likely resettles the most refugees in the country, the game, itself broadcast on Fox, not only features millionaires injuring each other’s brains, a massive, just

FRUIT Enters The Literary Scene: Highlighting Marginalized Voices

FRUIT, a reading series at Literati Bookstore described as a, “Literary reclamation for the unseen,” fosters reading and dialogue to center marginalized voices. Founded by three poets at U-M’s MFA poetry program, Inam Kang, Tariq Luthun, and Nadine Marshall, the series’ pilot event in August, and one event per month since, have had impressive attendance

Current talks Creepy Books with West Side Book Shop’s owner, Jay Platt

There’s something very satisfying about peeling back the pages of a great creepy book. Whether the story is from the fantastic minds of Stephen King or Ray Bradbury, or a non-fiction real life horror story ripped from the news, reading a tale of terror is chilling. Current sat down with Jay Platt, Proprietor of The

True Life Reads for February

My Non-Fiction Valentine

Meet and Greets, Burlesque and Knit-A-Longs – January Arts Events

This month’s arts & culture events around town

Zell Visiting Writers Series: Laura Kasischke

U of M Professor Laura Kasischke has published nine novels, one short story collection and eight books of poetry. She has received numerous awards and publications including a National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. Kasischke is joined in conversation with  Helen Zell Writers’ Program Director Doug Trevor to discuss craft and the writing life

FRUIT Enters The Literary Scene: Highlighting Marginalized Voices

FRUIT, a reading series at Literati Bookstore described as a, “Literary reclamation for the unseen,” fosters reading and dialogue to center marginalized voices. Founded by three poets at U-M’s MFA poetry program, Inam Kang, Tariq Luthun, and Nadine Marshall, the series’ pilot event in August, and one event per month since, have had impressive attendance

Remembrance Project hosted at Bookbound

After several years of collaboration between musicians, writers and scholars, The Remembrance Project, a multi-media and literary project celebrating the Big Band Harlem Hellfighters. officially debuts this month with the release of Remembrance, Book One: Arrival. To celebrate the launch, Bookbound Bookstore will host a reading featuring participating writer H. Buchanan and musician and composer