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Señó your Literary Events for the JulyAugust issue of AGENDA by June 15 to: AGENDA, 220 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104. lThursday Book Discussion: Borders 7:30 pm, 612 E. Liberty. SAMUEL J.ELDERSVELD, Professor Emeritus of Politica! Science at U-M, wil! discuss his new book "Party Conflict and Community Development: Postwar Politics in Ann Arbor." In this work, Eldersveld examines the relationship between partisan politics and municipal government. 662-7407 2Friday "First Fridays" PoetryReading: 8:30 pm, 61 6 Wesley. Open mie readings with special guests JERRY OYER, PEGGY MOLLER, and DIANE PINKLEY. 665-9889 3Saturday Children's Storyhour: Little Professor 11 am-noon, 2513 Jackson Rd. Join storyteller Patty Meador for stories and activities to celébrate the beginning of summer. 662-4110 Children's Hour: Borders 1 1 am, 61 2 E. Liberty. Reading and book signing by MATT FAULKNER, adapter and illustrator of the classic Celtic story, "The Twelve Wild Geese." 668-7652 5 Monday Writers Series: Guild House 8:30 pm, 802 Monroe. CARMEN BUGAN. the highly regarded poet and winner of several Hopwood Awards, reads her sensual, politically-charged poetry. JILL BATTSON, an animated performance-poet and producer of Virgin Music's new spoken word anthology, "Word Up," travels from Toronto to give a rare A2 reading. And the multi-talented SUZANNA MROZ reads from "Moon Road," a series of fiery narratives and monolog ues about adolescence and g rowing up at home. Ken Cormier, 4819101 6 Tuesday Reading: Borders 7:30 pm 612 E. Liberty. SHERMAN ALEXIE, a SpokaneCoeur d'Alene Iridian from Washington State, writes about life on an Indian reservation. He will read from his first novel, "Reservation Blues, " a bittersweet story of an allIndian blues and rock and roll band. Alexie is also the author of a collection of short stories, "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven," and a book of poetry, "First Indian on the Moon." 668-7652 Poetry Slam: The Heidelberg 8 pm, 215 N. Main. The Grand Slam semifinals begin tonight and continue in July. Fifteen of the finest slammers from the previous season's competition will go lip-to-lip to qualify for July's final. Tonight's featured poet is Shaman Drum's KEITH TAYLOR, author of "Life Science and Other Stories," $3. 663-7758 8Thursday Reading and Discussion: Shaman Drum 7 pm, 31 5 S. State. STEPHANIE MILLS will read from her new book, "In the Service of the Wild: Restoring and Reinhabiting Damaged Land." Mills is a prominent environmental writer and speaker. 662-7407 Discussion: Borders7:30 pm, 61 2 E. Liberty. NANCILEE WYDRA, author of "Designing Your Happiness: You and Your Living Space," will discuss the ancient Chinese practice of feng shui. This is a blend of astrology, design and Eastern philosophy aimed at harmonizing the placement of human-made structures in nature. 6687652 9 Friday After Hours Poetry Reading: Shaman Drum 8 pm, 315 S. State. With TOM ANDREWS, recent NEA grant recipiënt and former Ann Arborite. His first book is "The Brother's Country" and his second is "The philiac's Motorcycle." Andrews is on leave f rom Purdue University to write a personal reminiscence of nis life as a hemophiliac. 662-7407 10 Saturday Author Reading and Signing: Little Professor 11 am-noon, 2513Jackson Rd. What does your preschooler think about in bed after the lights are out?To find out, come meet CAZ KLIM and nis grandmother JEAN A. WILSON. Wilson will read from her latest book, "Caz and hisCat." 662-41 10 Ch Mdren's Hour: Borders 1 1 am, 61 2 E. Liberty. The Borders Children's Hour staff will help kids review their letters and numbers with stories and songs. 668-7652 11 Sunday "Kerry Tales: Sing a Song of Summer with MotherGoose": Kerrytown Shops 2 pm, Kerrytown courtyard. 41 0 N. Fourth Ave. TRUDY BULKLEY, storyteller, entertains as Mother Goose with rhymes, riddles and rollicking good fun. All ages welcome, children's imaginations required. 769-3115 SFOHA Meeting: Little Professor 34 pm, 251 3 Jackson Rd. At th is meeting of the Science Fiction Oral History Assoc, LLOYD BIGGLE will interviewCHRISMcGLOTHLIN, author of "Atarron."NancyTucker, 429-3475 Mystery Book Club: Little Professor 6:30-7:30 pm, 251 3 Jackson Rd. Little Professor's "Murder on the Second Sunday" Book Group will gather to discuss this month's titles. Group members receive 15% off group selections and new members are alwayswelcome. 662-4110 12 Monday Writers Series: Guild House 8:30 pm, 802 Monroe. Poetry and fiction readings from three Michigan writers. MARTA SANCHEZ's humorous stories and poems are usuaily flavored with a tinge of reality. AMY MONTGOMERY, a photographer from Orchard Lake, claims that she's doing this fiction reading on a daré! ROBERTA MEYER's work has been described as atmospheric and morose - this will be her last reading before moving to Ortonville (talk about moróse!). Ken Cormier, 481-9101 13 Tuesday Reading: Borders 7:30 pm, 612 E. Liberty. ANCHEE MIN will read from her first novel, "Katherine." This is the story of ayoung American woman whogoestoChinatoteachEnglish - whichleadstoaclash of of centuriesold mystical traditions and modern American ways. Min is also author of the award-wmning nonfiction work, "Red Azalea." 668-7652 Poetry Reading: P.J.'s Records 8 pm, 61 7-B Packard. In-store reading by JOHN SINCLAIR. Special appearance by this New Orleans-based poet with strong A2 ties! 663-3441 14Wednesday Reading and Book Signing: Borden 7 pm, 61 2 E. Liberty. ANNE PORTER will read from her collection of poems. "An Altogether Different Language." At 82 years old, this is her first published book of poems. 668-7652 16 Friday Birthday Brunch with Munsch: Borders 1 1 am, 61 2 E. Liberty. ROBERT MUNSCH, Canada's best-selling children's author, will read stories and sign copies of his books. Following the birthday theme of his books "Moira's Birthday" and "Wait and See," Borders will have birthday snacks and party favors for children. 668-7652 Poetry Reading: Galerie Jacques 10 pm, 616Wesley. Special appearance by JOHN SINCLAIR. 665-9889 17 Saturday Children's Storyhour: Little Professor 11 am-noon. 2513 Jackson Rd. Bring Dad to listen to Patty Meador read stories especially chosen for Father'sDay. 662-4110 Children's Hour: Borders 1 1 am, 61 2 E. Liberty. The Balloon Professorwill twist balloons into animáis, hats and flowers. 668-7652 Monthly Meeting: RainbowWriters' Salon 4-6 pm, Dominick's, 81 2 Monroe. Featured reader: GLORIA PRITSCHET. 677-2914 18 Sunday Book Discussion: Little Professor 56 pm, 2513 Jackson Rd. The choice for June's book discussion is Robert Heinlein's "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress." Chad Childers, 390-2369 19 Monday Writers Series: Guild House 8:30 pm, 802 Monroe. Ypsilanti's DAMON NURNBERG performs hard-edged, acoustic guitar lines and dazzling vocals. Ken Cormier, 481-9101 23 Friday Publication Celebration: Shaman Drum 4-6 pm, 315 S. State. With CLAUDEJ.SUMMERS, editor of 'The Gay and Lesbian Heritage." This book (a compilation of writings of over 1 50 scholars) provides valuable overviews of the gay and lesbian presence in various literatures and historical periods worldwide. 662-7407 24 Saturday Children's Hour: Borders 1 1 arn, 61 2 E. Liberty. Borders is gettin' the sillies. This will be an hour of giggles, chortles and guffaws. 668-7652 Poetry Reading by Ken Cormier 1 pm, Mich. Theater, 603 E. Liberty. This event wilt take place in the theater's Grand Foyer and wiil celébrate the release of Cormier's cassette tape, "God Damn Ooghouse." Cormier is known for his energetic delivery. his dynamic mix of prerecorded and acoustically generated noise, and his roller coaster of subject matter ranging from the taboos of sexuality to the frustrations of modern superheroes, $2. 481-9101 25 Sunday Poetry Reading: Del Rio Bar 1:304:30 pm, 122 W. Washington. Join the FEED THE POETS GROUP for an afternoon of poetry from the area's finest poets. There will also be one hour of open mike reading for those brave souls yet to achieve recognition. Interested poets should contact the Del Rio for scheduling arrangements or further information. 7612530 26 Monday Writers Series: Guild House 8:30 pm, 802 Monroe. SAM HYDE reads short stories he describes as "urban tales of morbid wackiness." HEATHER SWEENEY reads startling, mindpiercing narratives with a blend of unique language and stunning visual images. MAJA WILSON, who appeared in "The Woman Next Door" in April, performs an original monologue. Ken Cormier, 481-9101 30 Frïday Reading: Borders 7:30 pm, 612 E. Liberty. CYNTHIAHEIMEL.authorof "Get Your Tongue Out ot My Mouth, l'm Kissing You Goodbye" will read from her new book, "If You Leave Me, Can I Gome Too?" 668-7652


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