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The Guild of Artists & Artisans with Gutman Gallery showcase up-and-coming artists in their annual "Emerge" exhibition

Mon, 08/01/2022 - 12:00pm by christopherporter

Phantom Barber by SHoNobi

ShoNobi, Phantom Barber

An exhibition featuring newer or less-established artists might conjure up thoughts of an elementary school art fair. 

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Pulp Bits: A roundup of Washtenaw County arts and culture stories

Wed, 05/25/2022 - 10:00am by christopherporter

Pulp Bits 05-25-2022

Pulp Bits is an occasional round-up of Washtenaw County-related arts and culture stories from various publications and podcasts.

Some highlights include profiles of Ann Arbor's Third Place [MusicFest] (May 25-28), Ypsilanti's ÆPEX Fest (June 1-4), Ypsi's IFFY film festival (June 2-4), a pandemic-inspired exhibit at U-M's Museum of Natural History, a new children's book courtesy of Chelsea's Barn Sanctuary founder, Ann Arbor chalk artist David Zinn discussing his work, and upcoming events at Ann Arbor's Top of the Park festival and next season's UMS schedule.

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The Return of AADL's Fifth Avenue Press: Local authors celebrate the release of their books on May 22

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 12:15pm by christopherporter

Fifth Avenue Press logo

The Ann Arbor District Library's Fifth Avenue Press, which started in 2017, helps local authors produce a print-ready book at no cost—from copyediting to cover design—and the writers retain all rights. In return, the library gets to distribute ebooks to its patrons without paying royalties, but authors can sell their books—print, digital, or audio—in whatever ways they choose and keep all the proceeds.

Fifth Avenue launches its fourth round of books on Sunday, May 22, with a book-release celebration from 1-3 pm in the lobby of AADL's downtown location, featuring author readings from many of the imprint's 10 new titles.

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The One Love Symposium aims to bring together public service professionals and the people they serve through conversation, music, and art

Tue, 02/08/2022 - 12:00pm by christopherporter

One Love Symposium 2022

The One Love Symposium (February 17-19) offers the community a chance to engage with public service professionals and help design a certification program to foster more effective communication between people in need or crisis and those who are called upon to help.

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AADL 2021 Staff Picks: Homepage

Mon, 12/27/2021 - 9:00am by christopherporter

AADL 2021 Staff Picks: Homepage

This is the fifth year we've compiled Ann Arbor District Library staff picks, featuring tons of recommendations for books, films, TV shows, video games, websites, apps, and more.

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AADL 2021 Staff Picks: Audio

Thu, 12/23/2021 - 9:00am by christopherporter

AADL 2021 Staff Picks: Audio

➥ AADL 2021 Staff Picks: Homepage
➥ AADL 2021 Staff Picks: Words 

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AADL 2021 Staff Picks: Screens

Wed, 12/22/2021 - 9:00am by christopherporter

AADL 2021 Staff Picks: Screens

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AADL 2021 Staff Picks: Words

Mon, 12/20/2021 - 9:00am by christopherporter

AADL 2021 Staff Picks: Words

➥ AADL 2021 Staff Picks: Homepage
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Ann Arbor writer Zilka Joseph shares two poems and an excerpt from her new book, "In Our Beautiful Bones"

Fri, 12/10/2021 - 8:30am by christopherporter

Zilka Joseph and her book In Our Beautiful Bones

Zilka Joseph resides in Ann Arbor, but the poet's work is inspired by her Indian and Bene Israel roots and traversing Eastern and Western cultures.

Her latest book, In Our Beautiful Bones, was published this fall by Mayapple Press. It was nominated for a PEN America award and a Pushcart, and it's been entered for a Michigan Notable Book award: