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December Literary Events

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1 THURSDAY Discussion and Booksigning: Borders 7:30 pm, 61 2 E. Liberty. With BORKA TOMLJENOVIC, author of "Bosnian Counterpart." Herbookisacollectionof stories about Bosnia from the period between 1 920 and 1940, when four different religious and ethnic groups peacfully co-existed wtiile preserving their distinct cultures. 668-7652 Publication Party: Shaman Drum 4-6 pm, 31 5 S. State. With SANTIAGO COLAS, author of "Postmodemity in Latin America The Argentine Paradigm." Colas is Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies and Comparative üterature at U-M. 662-7407 2 FRIDAY Publication Party: Shaman Drum 8 pm, 315 S. State. With MICHAEL HOFMANN, reading from his recentlypublishedtranslationofWolfgangKoeppen's "Death in Rome." Hofmann is a visiting lecturer in English at U-M. 662-7407 3 SATURDAY Children's Book Reading: Borders 11 am, 612 E. Liberty.SARAHWEEKS,authorof"CrocodileSmile," will read her new book, sing songs, paint faces and rock the house with her karaoke machine. 668-7652 Recipe Taste Test: Borders noon-2 pm, 612 E. Liberty. Ann Arbor Junior League members will have samples from their cookbook, "Bountrful Arbor," in the espresso bar. 668-7652 4 SUNDAY Publication Party: Shaman Drum 2-4 pm, 315 S. State. With MARTHA KRANSDORF, author of "A Matter of Loyalty : The Los Angeles School Board vs. Francés Eisenberg." Kransdorf is a lecturer in the Department of Teacher Educatbn at EMU. 662-7407 "Kerry Tales": Kerrytown ShopsWorkbench Fumiture2pm,410N.FourthAve.(2ndfloorchildren's fumiture area). Rhymes, riddles and rollicking good fun with special guest storyteller, Mother Goose! All ages welcome. 769-31 1 5 5 MONDAY Discussion and Booksigning: Borders 7:30 pm, 61 2 E. Liberty. With ROSALIE TROESTER, author of ' Voices from the Catholic Worker." Founded in 1 933, the Catholic Worker has continued to apply the principies of voluntary poverty and nonviolence to changing social and political realities. Troester has compiled a rich oral history of this movement. 6687652 7 WEDNESDAY Book Read ing: Borders 7:30 pm, 61 2 E. Liberty. Wrth MERRY McINERNEY, author of "Buming Down the House." Thisis a story much like Mclnemey 's own: An aspiring gradúate student puts her career on hold to support her husband while he writes a novel. When the novel becomes a best seller, the husband turns all nis attentionto alife of parties, film deals and celebrity. 668-7652 9 FRIDAY Publication Party: Shaman Drum 3-5 pm, 315 S. State. In honor of "Infant Tongues: The Voice of the Child n Literature," edited by ELIZABETH GOODENOUGH, MARK A. HERBERT and NAOMI SOKOLOFF, with a foreward by ROBERT COLES. Goodenough is Assistant Professor of Literature at aaremont McKenna College and is a visiting professor this semester in English at U-M. She will be on hand to sign books. 662-7407 Book Read ing: Little Professor 7-8 pm, 251 3 Jackson Rd. Gather aroundthefireplaceforexcerptsfrom the holiday classic, "Child's Christmas n Wales." 6624110 Discussion and Booksigning: Borders 7:30 pm, 612 E. Liberty. With author MICHAEL KIELB and illustrators JOHN FELSING and HEINER HERTLING, introducing their new book "The Birds of Michigan." These omithologists and naturalists have produced thefirst popular, comprehensive survey of Michigan 's birds in more than 40 years. 668-7652 10 SATURDAY Storytime wtth Bart and Kim: LittJe Professor 1 1 am-noon,2513JacksonRd.Withspecialguest,Winnie the Pooh. For ages 4-10. 662-41 1 0 Booksigning: Aunt Agatha's 2 pm, 213 S. Fourth Ave. CRAIG HOLDEN will be signing copies of his first novel, "The River Sorrow," (see review, this page). 769-1114 11 SUNDAY Mystery Book Club: Little Professor 6:30-7:30 pm, 2513 Jackson Rd. Join Little Professor's Murder on the Second Sunday Book Group as they gather around the fireplace to discuss the usual... murder, mystery and mayhem. Group members receive 1 5% off group selections and new members are always welcome. 662-4110 17 SATURDAY Children's Reading: Borders 1 1 am, 61 2 E. Uberty. Holiday stories from around the world. 668-7652 Storytime with Bart and Kim: Little Professor 11 am-noon, 251 3 Jackson Rd. Join in the holiday magie. For ages 4-10. 662-4110 18 SUNDAY Discussion and Book Signing: Little Professor 23pm, 2513 Jackson Rd. With DALE FISHER, authorof "Detroit Visions of the Eagle." His new book is a beautrful photographic tour of Detroit. 662-4110 21 WEDNESDAY African American Book Club: Little Professor 78 pm, 251 3 Jackson Rd. Gather around the fireplace to discuss this month's selections. Members receive 15% off group selections and new members are always welcome. 662-41 10 23 FRIDAY Christmas Reading: LittJe Professor 6:30-7 pm, 251 3 Jackson Rd. Gather around the fireplace for hot chocolate, cookies, and a reading of "Night Before Christmas." 662-41 10


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