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October
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1996
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Send your Literary Events for the NOVEMBER issue of AGENDA by Oct. 15 to: AGENDA, 220 S. Main St., Ann Albor, MI 48104. lTuesday Drop-ln Storytimes: Am Arbor District Library 4 pm, 345 S. William. Stories about dogs. 994-2345 Book Signing & Reception: Shaman Dram 4 pm, 31 5 S. State. CHARLES E. FRAKERcelebratespublicationof'Tne Scope of History: Studies in the Historiography of Alfonso el Sabio." 6627407 Ann Arbor Poetry Slatn 8 pm, The Heidelberg Club Above, 21 5 N. Main Featuring DR. TYRONE WIL-UAMS. DetroiterWilüams balances surrealism with formal traditions of classic European poetry. Open mie, $3 cover. 426-3451 2Wednesday Drop-ln Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library 6:30 pm (see Tue 1 ) Author Appearanee: Commort Language 7 pm, 31 5 S. State. JOANNA KADI readsfromherto-be-pubHshed 'Thinking Class: Sketches from a Cultural Worker." Kadi isapoet, musician, essayist and short-story writer. 662-7407 "Wilt the Real Beethoven Please Stand Up? Audiëntie and Modern Performance Interpretatlons, Part I": Borders 7:30 pm, 612 E. Liberty. Mona DeQuisand Mark Christopulos will talk about and play modem and "authentic" selections as introduction to the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra's all-Beethoven concert. 668-7652 3Thursday Book Signing & Reception: Sha man Drum 4 pm, 31 5 S. State. DAVID TULLER will discuss his new book "Cracks in the Iron Curtain: Travels in Gay and Lesbian Russia." The book explores how issues of sexual identity reflect broader themes in Russian culture: ambivalence toward the West, a sense of mistrust rather than community and the process of integrating ideas about individual rights after decades of totalitarianism. 662-7407 "Will the Real Beethoven Please Stand Up?-Part II": Borders 7:30 pm (see 2 Wed) 4Frïday Talk & Book Signing: Borders 7:30 pm, 61 2 E. Liberty. Author-Scientist RICHARD DAWKINS will talk about "Climbing Mount Improbable," his newest book onevolution. 668-7652 5Saturday Children's Hour: Borders 11 am, 61 2 E. Liberty. Fall means leaves, apples and cool weathe r. Co me hea r stories of the season. 668-7652 Book Signtng & Reception: Shaman Drum 4 pm, 315 S. State. Coeditors LAURA L FRADERandSONYA 0. ROSE wilt discuss their work in "Gender and Class in Modem Europe." The book looks at gender during a radical períod of change from 1 800 through the 1930s. Also SUSAN JUSTER and USA MACFARLANE sign "A Mighty Baptism: Race and Gender in the Creation of American Protestantism." 662-7407 Reading & Book Signing: Shaman Drum 8 pm, 315 S. State. Ex-Ann Arborite DAVID SOSNOWSKI celebrates his first novel "Rapture." The book looks at the psychology of change, the nature of racism, and just how far people will go to feel normal. 662-7407 6Sunday Feed the Poets: Del Rio 1:30 pm, 122 W. Washington. Featured poets are Larry Thomas, Danny Rendel man and Jan Worth. 761-2530 All About Autumn and Mother Goose: Kerry Tales 2 pm, Kerrylown Courtyard, 410 N. Fourth. Mother Goose (Trudy Bulkley) entertains with rhymes, riddles and fun. 7693115 7Monday Reading & Book Signing: Borders 7:30 pm, 612 E. Liberty. JOE KANE will readfrom "Savages" which questions the nature and value of "civilization." 668-7652 Reading: G uild House 8:30 pm, 802 Monroe. KIM WEBB will read from his newest book of poetry, "Abstract Cores." CHRISTINA MORUS will read from her Ann Arbor Poetry Slam-winning performance poetry. 913-4574 8Tuesday Drop-ln Storyti mes: Ann Arbor District Library 4 pm, 345 S. William. Storíes about apples. 994-2345 Reading & Book Signing: Borders 7:30 pm, 612 E. Liberty. Former caseworker MARK PAR ENT will talk about "Turning Stones: My Days and Nights with Children at Risk." 668-7652 9 Wednesday Drop-ln Storyti mes: Ann Arbor District Library 6:30 pm (see 8 Tue) Reading & Book Signing: Borders 7:30pm,612E.überty.J.A.JANCE reads (rom "Dead to Rights," her fourth in a seríes of mysteries featuring Joanna Brady. 668-7652 Reading & Book Signing: Shaman Drum 8 pm, 31 5 S. State. ROSARIO FERRÉ reads from "The House on the Lagoon" - a five-generation book of dirty laundry and assorted skeletons.662-7407 lOThursday Talk, Video & Book Signing: Borders7:30 pm, Michigan Theater. An evening about dating violence. The video "Love and Danger" and talks by the author of "The Stalking of Kristin," George Lardner, and the author of "Defending our Uves," Susan Milano. Reception to foliowat Borders. 668-7652 UFriday After Hours Poetry Series: Shaman Dram 4 pm, 315 S. State. Michiganian MARCUS CAFAGNA reads from"TheBrokenWorld."662-7407 Reading & Reception: Common Language Books 7 pm, 21 5 S. Fourh Ave. MARTHA ROTH will read from her first novel, "Goodness." The novel follows the lives of a group of feminist activists from the Vietnam Warthrough the Reagan years.6630036 12 Saturday Children's Hour: Borders 11 am, 612 E. Liberty. The Stinky Cheese Man will be along f or a f rag rant visit. 668-7652 14Monday Talk Book Signing: Shaman Drum 7:30 pm, 31 5 S. State. JEAN CRAIGHEAD GEORGE presents true tales from her life in 'The Tarántula in My Purse." 662-7407 John Hoekenberry: U-M Attirmalive Action & Counsel for Disability Concerns 8 pm, Michigan Union Ballroom. Veteran newsman Hoekenberry will speak. His memoir, "Moving Violations: War Zones, Wheelchairs and Declarations of Independence" includes stories like how at Ayatollah Khomeini's funeral his wheelchair was pushed by a friendly Iranian chanting "Death to AIIAmericans,"$10.763-TKrS Rea ding: Guild House 8:30 pm, 802 Monroe. Poetry readings by the widely published MURRAY JACKSON and Portland's Grand Slam winner SCOTT KLEIN. 913-4574 15 Tuesday Drop-ln Storyti mes: Ann Arbor District Library 4 pm, 345 S. William. Stories about birthdays. 994-2345 Reception & Book Signing: Shaman Drum 4pm,315S. State. PAUL KARLSTROM, the editor of "On the Edge of America: California Modernist Art, 1 900-1 950." Also present will becontributor Richard CandidaSmith. 7407 Gallery Reading Series: EMU 7:30 pm, Intermedia Art Gal lery.McKenny Union, EMU. "A Night of Women Writers and Performers" with AKASHA FLUEGGE, MELISSA HOHAUSER-THATCHER, LINETTE LAOand HEATHER SWEENEY. 4870148 16 Wednesday Drop-ln Storyti mes: Ann Arbor District Library 6:30 pm (see 1 5 Tue) "Maya's First Rose: From Royal Oak to Random House": Borders 7:30 pm, 612 E. Liberty. Auttior MARTIN SCOT COUSINS and illustratorHOWARD FRIDSON will cover all aspects of self-puWishing, from finding an agent to dealing with major publishers, using their book as example. 668-7652 17 Thursday "Will the Real Cinderella Piease Stand Up? How Folklore Reflects World Cultures": Schoolfolk 4 pm, Washtenaw Intermediate School District, 1819 S. Wagner Rd. Oklahoma storyteller BARBARA MCBRIDE-SMITH will present a session forthose interested in the art of storytelling. Pre-registration required, $15 (free to AAPS staff). 994-81 00 x 1 220 or eves 971-5763 "He-roes and She-roes: Stories from Long Ago and Not So Long Ago": Schoolfolk 7 pm, Ann Arbor District Library, 345 S. William. An evening of stories with celebrated storyteller, BARBARA MCBRIDESMITH. 994-2345 Slide Show & Talk: Borders 7:30 pm, 612 E. Liberty. MIGNONETTE YIN CHENG will give a talk on her new book "Watercolors of Italy." 668-7652 19 Saturday Chlldren's Hour: Borders 11 am, 61 2 E. Liberty. Harpbeatwill be back for a program called "Just for Fun." 668-7652 21Monday Evening Voyages - Tunes and Tales: A2 District Library 7 pm, lower-level Multi-Purpose Room, 343 S. 5th Ave. "Quilts: Their History, How to Make Them and Stories About Them," with SHUTTA CRUM. 9942345 'Reading and Book-SIgning: Borders 7:30 pm, 61 2 E. Liberty. Great and prolific writer, JOYCE CAROL OATES will be promoting her newestbook,"WeWeretheMulvaneys." 668-7652 Reading: Guild House 8:30 pm, 802 Monroe. Poets GLENDA HASKELL and GLORIA PRITTSCHET will read. 913-4574 22 Tuesday Drop-ln Storytlmes: Ann Arbor District Library 4 pm, 345 S. William. Storíes about crocodiles and alligators. 994-2345 23 Wednesday Drop-ln Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library 6:30 pm (see 22 Tue) Book Slgning: Borden 7:30 pm, 612 E. Liberty. Electric guitar Master B. B. King will read trom "Blues All Around Me," an autobiographical account of hislifethusfar. 668-7652 25Friday Book Signhig & Reeeption: Shaman Drum 4 pm, 315 S. State. Kathleen Canning celebrates publtcation of'languagesofLaborandGender: Female Factory Work n Germany, 1850-1914." Ttiis analysis places gender at the heart of the transformation of Germany f rom an ag rarian to industrial state. 662-7407 26 Saturday Children's Hour: Borders 11 am, 61 2 E. Liberty . Stories to get you in the mood for Halloween. Boo! 6687652 The1996AnnArborPoetry Festival and Spoken Word Extravaganza: The Ann Arbor Poetry Forum 8 pm, Lydia Mendelssohn Theater, Michigan League. A night of performance poetry (and a bit of music) from DECKY ALEXANDER, DAN DlMAGGIO, LAUREL FEDERBUSH, VIEVEE FRANCIS, BOB HICOCK, M. L LIEBLER, JOE MATUZAKand BICH MINHNGUYEN. 913-4574 28Monday Book Signing: Shaman Drum 4 pm, 315 S. State. LINDA GREGERSON reads from her collection of poems "The Woman Who Died in Her Sleep," poems on mortality and the beauty of life. 662-7407 Evening Voyages - Tunes and Tales: A2 District Library 7 pm, lower-level Multi-Purpose Room, 343 S. 5th Ave. Halloween program. Costumes optional. 9942345 Rea ding: Guild House 8:30 pm, 802 Monroe. LAUREL FEDERBUSH will blend harp and poetry. STEVE MARSH is a poetry slam man and known for writing abo ut bodily fluids and everyday life. 913-4574 29 Tuesday Drop-ln Storytimes: Ann Arbor District Library 4 pm, 345 S. William. Stories about Halloween. Costumes optional! 994-2345 Book Signing: Shaman Drum 4 pm, 315 S. State. U-M History Prof. FREDERICK COOPER celebrates publication of "Decolonization and Af rican Society: The Labor Question in French and British África." 6627407 30 Wednesday Reading: Shaman Drum 8 pm, 315 S. State. DANY LAFERRIÉR will talk about his first book, "How to Make Love to a Negro." Laferriér was a journalist in Haiti during the days of the Duvaliers. 662-7407

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