PREVIEW: An Evening with David Sedaris

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
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Michigan Theater

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PREVIEW: Nell David & Franny Choi

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
Time: 7-8pm
Location: UMMA Helmut Stern Auditorium

PREVIEW: Dave Eggers presents…

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.