Local Literary Events – Tuesday May 10 to Monday May 16

Here’s the lastest literary events calendar from grad student Aylen Rounds.  Aylen’s looking for feedback on these lists of events:

If you have a minute, I’d really like YOUR input on what you’d like to see on future calendars. So far, I’ve been limiting it to events that in my own judgment are “literary arts” events – specifically those affordable events focused on fiction, poetry, or creative non-fiction. But that does mean there are lots of events being left off the calendar. For instance, there’s a literary arts dinner this week that I left off ($100 a plate), and a handful of book readings from people like a doctor reading from his book about carbs and protein and a well-balanced diet, and a historian reading from her book about WWII. Two weeks ago I left off a reading being given by a nationally-recognized beauty pageant queen who wrote a book about why a girl should wait to lose her virginity until her wedding night. Would you like to see more of these types of book-related events? Let me know! Thanks!

You can message Aylen with feedback at aylen.rounds @ gmail.com.

Tuesday, May 10
 
6 p.m. – Open Mic night (music and poetry) at Solid Grounds Coffeehouse, 133 W. Main Street, Ste. 222, Northville       http://www.solidgroundscoffeehouse.com
 
6:30 Poetry Workshop with Dawn McDuffie. Every Tuesday until May 24. Virgil H. Carr Cultural Center, 311 E. Grand River Ave, Detroit. http://www.springfed.org
 
7-9 p.m. Book event with novelist Jane Bradley, who is also Creative Writing faculty at University of Toledo. Nicola’s Books, 2513 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor. http://www.nicolasbooks.com/
 
7-9 p.m. Poetry Night at Lighthouse Coffee Company, 9 West Main Street, Milan. http://www.lighthousecoffeeco.com

Wednesday, May 11

No time listed. Next Shit Poetry Series / Starvin’ Artists Slam. Hosted by fluent with DJ Sicari. $5. 5Elements Gallery, 2661 Michigan Avenue, Detroit. 

Thursday, May 12
 
7 p.m. – Book Event with novelist Amanda Hodgkinson. Nicola’s Books, 2513 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor. http://www.nicolasbooks.com/
 
7 p.m. –  Poetry and Prose at the Virgil H. Carr Cultural Arts Center. The Springfed Spotlight Series continues with focus on writing instructors, hosted by Kresge Fellow Vievee Francis. Presentations will include poetry and prose. Virgil H. Carr Cultural Arts Center, 311 E. Grand River Ave. Detroit. (248) 589-3913.
 
9 p.m. – 2 a.m (? Time not listed on events calendar – call in advance to confirm) Bare Soul, a weekly open mic for poets, singers, musicians and comedians hosted by Black Ink Collective.  $5 for an advanced ticket; $10 at the door. Hosted by poet Ben Jones and comedian Josh Adams. At 1515 Broadway, located at 1515 Broadway, Detroit. (313) 799-4109
 
No Time Listed. The Main Course. a weekly open mic for poets, singers, musicians and comedians. Free. At They Say, 267 Joseph Campau Street, Detroit. (313) 446-4682

Friday, May 13
 
6-10 p.m. Emily Dickinson Readathon sponsored by Inside Out. During the evening, members of the community will give voice to the poems of Emily Dickinson.  Readers of all ages are encouraged to drop in and share a poem.  Detroit Institute of Arts, Family Room (2nd level), 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit.

Saturday, May 14
 
2:30-4 p.m. Buddha’s Birthday: A Two-Day Celebration for the Whole Family: Ninth Annual Poetry Event. Zen Buddhist Temple, 1214 Packard Street, Ann Arbor http://zenbuddhisttemple.org/locations/annarbor/index.html
 
No time listed – Open Mic (poetry, music, etc) at Maxwells Art and Treasures, 32416 Industrial Road, Garden City.  http://www.maxwellsartandtreasures.com/events.html
 
9 p.m. – 2 a.m. Creative Juicez Live Poetry Night (weekly): “Live poetry & singers; open mic backed by a live band. Affordable cuisine by Chef Chris; filled with spoken word, live jazz, visual art, R&B, and WHATEVER ELSE YOU BRING!” $10 / “slightly lower for open mic selectees.” (weekly) 17340 Lahser, 1 block north of Grand River, Detroit. (313) 544-0848
 
10-4 Photography and Poetry Exhibit at Copper Colored Mountain Arts (CCMA): “India – A Light Within”. Photographs by Charlee Brodsky with writing and poetry by Neema Bipin Avashia and Zilka Joseph. Exhibit is open every Saturday from 10-4 now until June 15th. 7101 W. Liberty Rd, Ann Arbor. http://www.ccmarts.org
 
10-4 Photography and Poetry Exhibit at Copper Colored Mountain Arts (CCMA): “India – A Light Within”. Photographs by Charlee Brodsky with writing and poetry by Neema Bipin Avashia and Zilka Joseph. Exhibit is open every Saturday from 10-4 now until June 15th. 7101 W. Liberty Rd, Ann Arbor. http://www.ccmarts.org

Monday May 16
 
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm – Novelist Sebastian Junger discusses his new book “War” (another of Junger’s books is The Perfect Storm.) Ann Arbor District Library, downtown branch, multi-purpose room, 343 South Fifth Avenue, Ann Arbor. http://www.aadl.org.
 
7:30 p.m. Book discussion and signing – Charlaine Harris at the Michigan Theater. Charlaine Harris is the author of Sookie Stackhouse novels, the basis for the “True Blood” television series. Tickets – $12 – $38.50. Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty Street, Ann Arbor. Sponsored by Nicola’s Books: http://www.nicolasbooks.com.
 
7:30 – 11. Open Mic (poetry and music). Sign up begins at 7:30, performances start at 8. The Coffee Bean, 884 Penniman Avenue, Plymouth. http://www.plymouthcoffeebean.com

Ongoing

April 20 – May 15th “Working Class Heroes.” An all-media juried exhibition honoring the working class, inspired by ML Liebler’s book Working Words: Punching the Timeclock and Kicking Out the Jams, a compilation of writing from local, national and international poets and writers. Scarab Club Gallery, 217 Farnsworth St. Detroit. 313-831-1250. http://scarabclub.org.