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September
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1995
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1 Friday "Readers are Winners " Party: Little Professor 6 pm, 2513 Jackson Rd. Celebration to congratúlate all participants in the Reading RainbowContestandtoawardthegrandprizes. 662-4110 "First Fridays" Poetry Reading: Galerie Jacques 8:30 pm, 616 Wesley. Three Detroit poets wil! read: AURORAHARRIS, VIEVEE, and KIM WEBB. 665-9889 2 Saturday Children's Hour: Borders 11 am, 612 E. Liberty. Helio and Goodbye to summer, school and lots of other things. 668-7652 5 Wednesday Ree Ed Book Club: Little Professor 7:30 pm, 251 3 Jackson Rd. This month's bookis "Slaughtertiouse 5" by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Susan, 7616954 Poetry Slam: The Heidelberg 8 pm, 215 N. Main. Featured poet and open mike, $3. 6637758 6 Wednesday African American Book Club: Little Professor 7 pm, 251 3 Jackson Rd. This month's book is "Pa rabie of the Sower" by Octavia Butler. Audra Asher(9am-3pm),662-4110 8 Friday Publication Celebration: Shaman Drum 4-6 pm, 31 5 S. State. Reception for the publication of "Manufacturing Inequality: Gender División in the French and British Metal-Working Industries, 1914-1939," by LAURA LEE DOWNS. She offers a critique of both econimics and feminism as frameworks for understanding gender discrimination in industry. Downs, Associate Professor of History at U-M, will be on hand to sign books and share refreshments. 662-7407 9 Saturday Children's Hour Borders 1 1 am, 61 2 E. Liberty. Miss Jackie sings and teaches games from her book, "500 Five Minute Games: Quick and Easy Activities for 3-6 Year Olds." 668-7652 10 Sunday Zonta International of A2, Special Story Hour. Little Professor 3-4 pm, 2513 Jackson Rd. In honorof Grandparents Day - grandparents, read to your grandchildren; or grandchildren, read to your grandparents. Patricia Wulp, 971-4021. Mystery Book Club: Little Professor 6:30 pm, 2513 Jackson Rd. Little Professor's "Murder on the Second Sunday" BookGroupwill gather to discuss this month's titles - "Caveman's Valentine" by George Dawes-Green and "Mallory's Oracle" by Carol O'Connell. New membersarealwayswelcome.MargaretYang, 769-4879 12 Tuesday Reading: Borders 7:30 pm, 612 E. Liberty. PETER ROBINSON, author of the Inspector Banks series, will read from and sign copies of nis latest novel, "Final Account." This latest novel explores the execution-style murder of a wealthy, duplicitous accountant living in the north of England. Robinson is a winner of the Crime Writers of Canada Best Novel Award. 668-7652 13 Wednesday Reading: Shaman Drum 8 pm, 315 S. State. JONIS AGEE will read from her newest collectionof short stories, "A .38 Special and a Broken Heart." Marge Piercy has said of her short stories, ". . .they will stay with you all day. Agee has a clear and unsentimental eye for our cruelties, our wishes, our attempts to love and our attempts to be free." Her novéis "Sweet Eyes" and "Strange Angels" were named Notable Books of the Year by the New York Times Book Review This fall Agee joins the creative writing faculty at U-M. She will be on hand after the reading to sign books and share refreshments. 662-7407 14 Thursday Publication Celebration: Shaman Drum 4-6 pm, 315 S. State. Reception for the publication of "Technology in the Hospital: Transforming Patiënt Care in the Early Twentieth Century' by JOEL D. HOWELL, M.D. Orawing on the actual medical records of more than 2,000 patients, Howell traces the ways in which medical technology was used and examines how the resulting changes in medical practice raised issues of gender, culture, and economics. One critic called the book "a seminal study in the history of medicine." Howell, a faculty member in the Departments of Interna) Medicine, History, and Health Services Management and Policy at UM, will be on hand to sign books and share refreshments. 662-7407 Reading: Borders 8 pm, 612 E. Liberty. CARL Hl ASSEN, author of "Tourist Season," Native Tongue," and "Strip Tease" will read from and sign copies of his new novel, "Stormy Weather." Hiassen is Metro columnist for the Miami Herald, writing on such subjects as rapacious development, egregious business practices and corrupt politicians. "Stormy Weather" deals with many of these same topics - it presents an apocalyptic panorama of South Florida, in the wake of a devastating hurricane. 668-7652 15Friday Atter Hours Poetry Series: Shaman Drum 8 pm, 315 S. State. Reading by MARIANNE BORUCH, author of three acclaitned books of poetry, including "Descendant," and most recently of a collection of essays about poetry, "Poetry's Old Air." Boruch s an Associate Professor of English at Purdue University. She will be on hand after the reading to sign books and share refreshments. 662-7407 16 Saturday Children's Storyhour: Little Professor 1 1 amnoon. 251 3 Jackson Rd. Stories and activities. 662-4110 Children's Hour: Borders 11 am, 612 E. Liberty. Hear about imaginary places. 668-7652 Poetry Reading: Rainbow Writers' Salon 4-6 pm, Dominick's, 812 Monroe. The featured reader is YOUSUFZAIGHAM.an emigre Indian poet bringing a taste of his passionate, irreverant dictum and manie rage against the butchery in Bosnia. He will read from his first Englishlanguage collection of poetry, "Other Voices, OtherDreams."Openmiketofollow.Kate,6772914 17 Sunday Stilyagi Air Corps Club: Little Professor 5 pm, 251 3 Jackson Rd. This month's bookis "Earth" by D. Brin. Chad Childers, 390-2369 Bill Messner-Loebs Signing: Little Professor 7-9 pm, 2513 Jackson Rd. Come meet the author of 'The Maxx" comic books - as seen on M-TV. 662-4110 18 Monday Discussion and Booksigning: Borders 7:30 pm, 61 2 E. Liberty. KENT BICKNELL, editor of Louisa May Alcott's "A Long Fatal Love Chase," will talk about an sign copies of this newly published book. Bicknell, a school administrator and teacher, is also a collector of manuscripts, letters and autographs. Through a series of events, he purchased an unpublished manuscript of a Louisa May Alcott romance novel, "A Long Fatal Love Chase." Originally commissioned to be run as a serial in a popular magazine, "Love Chase" was rejected as being "too long and too sensational." Though Alcott tried to tone it down, it was never published. Bicknell, in a new role as editor, restored it to ts original form for publication. 668-7652 19 Tuesday Reading: Borders 7:30 pm, 612 E. Liberty. NICHOLAS DELBANCO, director of the U-M MFA Writing Program and administratorof the Hopwood Awards program, will read from his new novel, "In the Name of Mercy." This is a dark, chilling medical drama which explores the fine line between mercy killing and murder. It is also a behind-the-scenes lookat how health care professionals deal with the subject of euthanasia. Delbanco examines the controversial public and private issues associated with terminal illnesses, health care, grief, guilt and the question of whetherand when llfeshould be intentionally ended. A reception follows the reading. 668-7652 SHRIEKFEST!: The Green Room 8:30 pm (doors at 8 pm), 206 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsi. An evening of spoken word and music. Performers include: VIEVEE, a Detroit poet whose startling imagery is as striking as her mie rant; Ypsilanti's DAMON NURNBERG, with chord-driven songs and frenetic stories; LARRY FRANCIS, the A2 Poetry Slam host whose biting humor, shrewd perception, and unbounded energy step far beyond the bounds of "poetry reading" as we know it; REBA DEVINE, A2's legendary poetfiction writer, presenting cryptic tales; and at midnlght, THE GHOULS, a three-piece instrumental band rising from the grave with the most terrirying dance beat you've ever heard, $3. 482-8830 20 Wednesday Drop-ln Book Club: Aunt Agatha's 8 pin. 213 S. 4th Ave. Author Loren D. Estleman willbe present. 769-1114 Reading and Book Signing: Shaman Drum 8 pm, 31 5 S. State. CRAIG LESLEY will read from his third novel, "The Sky Fisherman." Terry Tempest Williams calis Lesley "one of America's finest storytellers" and "an empathetic force in fiction." The story is set n an Oregon smail town where love, death, and a boy's coming of age flow beneath a surface of hard work and conf rontation with the forces of nature. After the reading, Lesley, who is a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, will be on hand to sign books and share refreshments. 662-7407 21 Thursday Publication Celebration: Shaman Drum 46pm,315S. State. Reception for the publication of "Social Change and the Family in Taiwan'editedbyARLANDTHORNTONand HUi-SENG LIN. This work is the recipiënt of two prestigious awards: the 1 995 Otis Dudley Ouncari Award for distinguished scholarship in social demography and the 1995 Goode Distinguished Book Award for the most outstanding contribution to family scholarship. Thornton ís a Professor of Sociology and Research Scientist at U-M. Lin is chief of the Research and Planning División of the Taiwan Provincial Institute of Family Planning. Thornton along with several contributors to the volume will be on hand to sign books and share refreshments. 6627407 Reading and Booksigning: Borders 7:30 pm, 612 E. Liberty. P.J. O'ROURKE will read from his new book, "Age and Guile Beat Youth, Innocence, and a Bad Haircut ." This book takes the reader from the wacky fun of the revolutionary barricades to the serious business of the nineteenth hole. Itchronicles O'Rourke's development from radical hippie to staunch conservative. 668-7652 20 Wednesday Publication Celebration: Shaman Drum 46 pm, 315 S. State. Reception for the publication of LINDA GREGERSON's "The Reformation of the Subject." This ground-breaking study examines the cultural contradictions that gave birth to the English Protestant epic. An award-winning scholar and poet, Gregerson has also published a collection of poems, "Fire in the Conservatory." Gregerson is an Associate Professor of English at U-M. She will be on hand to sign books and share refreshments. 662-7407 i Y1 MTS 23 Saturday Children's Hour: Borders 11 am, 612 E. Liberty. Songs and rhymes with the Borders Bunch. Come to laugh and sing. 668-7652 Children's Storyhour: Little Professor 11 am (see 1 6 Sat) A Very Special Poetry Event: Shaman Drum 8 pm, 315 S. State. GEORGE BORNSTEIN, Professor of English at the U-M, has discovered dozens of never-before-pubiished poems by William ButlerYeats. Today we celebratetheirpublication in a book edited by Bomstein called "Under the Moon: the Unpublished Early Poetry." Distinguished poets THOMAS LYNCH, THYLIAS MOSS, KEITH TAYLOR, RICHARD TILLINGHAST, and others offer homage to the master by reading these poems that for so long have been unavailable. Bomstein will be on hand after the reading to sign books and share refreshments. 662-7407 24 Sunday Poetry Reading: Del Rio Bar 1:30-4:30 pm, 1 22 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 forthose brave souls yet to achieve recognition. Interested poets should contact the Del Rio for scheduling arrangements or further information. 761 -2530 Science Fiction Oral History Club: Little Professor 3-5pm,2513JacksonRd.NancyTucker, 429-3475 26 Tuesday Reading and Booksigning: Borders 7:30 pm, 61 2 E. Liberty. KAYE GIBBONS, authorof "Ellen Foster, A Virtuous Woman," will read from her new novel, "Sights Unseen." This novel describes, in flashback through the eyes of Hattie, the summer and fall of 1967 when she was twelve and living in Bend of the River, NC. Her beautif ui, psychotically volatile mother, Maggie, was temporarily committed to the psychiatrie ward at Duke University and a near-miracle occurs: for the f irst time in two decades Maggie becomes stable on medication. Gibbons tells this story of family dislocation in restrained prose of unflinching clarity. 668-7652 27 Wednesday Poetry Reading and Book Signing: Shaman Drum8pm,315S.State.M.LLIEBLERandthe MAGIC POETRY BAND perform their topical poetry and groove music. They are joined by acclaimed New York performance poet BARRY WALLENSTEIN.LieblerteachesatWayne State University. His latest book is "Stripping the Adult Century Bare." The Magie Poetry Band is Torn Voiles on sitarflute, Jim Carey on drums, and Matt Nikkari on bass. Wallenstein's most recent book is "Love and Crush" and his performance poetry has been released on CD and LP, most recently "In Cased You Missed It." featuring jazz great Arthur Blythe. 662-7407 28 Thursday Presentation: Borders 7 30 pm, 61 2 E. Liberty. ADRIA RENKE, a private tutor in Phoenix, Arizona, and publisher of the "Easy Home Tutoring" newsletter, will present some pointers and answer questions from her new book, "Easy Home Tutoring: A Parent's Guide." Renke has developed techniques for parents to use in solvingtheirchildren'sbasiclearningandhomework problems. Parents should come with questions for Renke to answer. 668-7652 Reading and Book Signing: Shaman Drum 8 pm, 315 S. State. Myra McLAREY will read from her novel, "Water From the Well." Ron Hansen calis it "a celebration of the goodness and heroism in the lives of the white and black folk that history overiooks," in this case, rural Arkansans. McLarey, a native of Arkansas who now teaches writing at Harvard University and Bard College, will be on hand after the reading to sign books and share refreshments. This is her first published novel. 662-7407 30 Saturday Children's Hour: Borders 11 am, 612 E. Liberty. 668-7652 Children's Storyhour: Little Professor 11 am (see 16 Sat)

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