LITERARY EVENTS THIS WEEK: Tuesday, May 24 – Monday, May 30

SUPPORT YOUR FELLOW STUDENTS!

  • Nick Mourning, current M.A. student in Creative Writing, is a part of the Franke Center for the Arts’ Play Reading Series’ production of The Lion in Winter.  Check it out this weekend: On Saturday, May 28, performances at 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM, and on Sunday, May 29th, one performance at 5:00 P.M. Admission is free. 214 East Mansion Street, Marshall. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=173101339412763

WORKSHOPS AND WRITERS’ GROUPS

  • Poetry workshop with Dawn McDuffie.  Virgil H. Carr Cultural Center, 311 E. Grand River Ave, Detroit. http://www.springfed.org Tuesday at 6:30. 

EXHIBITS AND OTHER STUFF YOU MIGHT WANT TO CHECK OUT: 

  • Watermarks from Venice Exhibit shows examples of early printed books produced in Venice from the fifteenth century onward. Harlan Hatcher Special Collections area of the Hatcher Graduate Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Monday-Friday 10 A.M. – 5 P.M. Beginning Monday, May 23rd. 
  • Historical Bookbindings: A Thousand Years of Structure and Style. Open every day (hours vary)in the Audubon Room of the Hatcher Graduate Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 

OPEN MICS THIS WEEK:

  • Open Mic Night (music and poetry) at Solid Grounds Coffeehouse, 133 W. Main Street, Ste. 222, Northville. http://www.solidgroundscoffeehouse.com Tuesday starting at 6 p.m.
  • Next Shit Poetry Series / Starvin’ Artists Slam. Hosted by fluent with DJ Sicari. $5. 5Elements Gallery, 2661 Michigan Avenue, Detroit. Wednesday – no time listed. 
  • 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, Detroit. (313) 799-4109. Thursday beginning at 9 p.m. 
  • The Main Course: A weekly open mic for poets, singers, musicians and comedians. At They Say, 267 Joseph Campau Street, Detroit. (313) 446-4682. Thursday – no time listed.\
  • Creative Juicez Live Poetry Night : “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.” At  17340 Lahser, 1 block north of Grand River, Detroit. (313) 544-0848. Saturday from 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. 
  • 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. Monday from 7:30-11 p.m. 

LOCAL BOOK GROUPS: 

Ann Arbor:

Ypsilanti:

Chelsea:

  • International Book Club at the Chelsea Library

Plymouth:

Livonia:

  • Mystery Readers’ Group at Barnes & Noble: (248) 348-0696
  • Fiction Readers’ Group at Barnes & Noble: (248) 348-0696
  • Book Discussion Group with Livonia Public Library: (734) 421-6600

Berkley:

Royal Oak:

Detroit:

Lansing:

If you know of an event you think would make a good addition to the list, e-mail Aylen Rounds at aylen.rounds @ gmail.com.