A few years ago in my freshman year, right after I read Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris came to Ann Arbor. The following year, he returned. For various reasons I was unable to attend either event and decided to wait with hope until his next visit to try seeing him — and now that he’ll back in town this week, I can! I’m super excited to see one of my favorite humor writers speak about his work, craft, and hopefully life (about which he writes both satirically and honestly). I feel right to assume that this event will yield plenty of laughter and food for thought, mirroring his writing style. This will be my first time in his presence, which I have heard is entertaining and awesome. There are still some tickets left if you’d like to come celebrate the end of the semester with us!
Date: April 18th, 2018
Location: Michigan Theater
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As part of the Mark Webster Reading Series (affiliated with the Helen Zell MFA Writing program of UM and its second-year students), fiction writer Nell David and poet Franny Choi will be sharing a stage and reading their own selected works. David is a writer from Washington, DC. Choi is a published poet and editor of Hyphen, a literary magazine. This event is free and open to the public.
The series is praised for being a warm and relaxed setting full of literary energy. As a creative writing student and poet myself, I’m really excited to attend!
Date: March 16th, 2018
Location: UMMA Helmut Stern Auditorium
Buccaneers, Robots, Yetis and Other Agents of Social Change.
What: Dave Eggers, acclaimed author, founder of McSweeney’s literary website, cofounder of 826 National. He is coming to give a talk about social change and civic engagement are taking on new shapes. Eggers will be accompanied by a group of local Detroit urban leaders. Refreshments afterwards.
Where: Wayne State University’s Community Arts Auditorium
450 Reuther Mall, Detroit
When: Tuesday, Nov. 4 6pm (doors at 5:30pm)
Link to Dave Eggers in the Detroit Free Press.