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Moonlight Book Crawl

2014 Book Crawl

Join us in local restaurants, bars, bookstores, and shops to hear Michigan authors and poets read from their latest works.

Read more about last year’s Book Crawl here.

Street Fair

AABF 2014

Join like-minded bibliophiles as they set up shop along a beautiful stretch between the University of Michigan and downtown Ann Arbor.  This daylong event will gather authors and publishers, libraries and literacy groups, artists and artisans. Come and enjoy readings, spoken word performances, and local foods!

Read more about last year’s street fair here.

Writer’s Conference

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The Writer’s Conference is a full-day experience where attendees can hone their skills in workshop sessions led by a noted group of writers and instructors.

Read more about last year’s Writer’s Conference here.

Winter 2015 Events

Author’s Forum Presents: Mahmoud Darwish: The Poet’s Art and His Nation

Join us for a conversation with author and U-M Associate Professor Khaled Mattawa and U-M Professor Anton Shammas about Mattawa’s recent book, Mahmoud Darwish: The Poet’s Art and His Nation. The Author’s Forum is a collaboration between the U-M Institute for the Humanities, the University Library, and the Ann Arbor Book Festival.

Author’s Forum Presents: Merce Cunningham’s Diaries: A Conversation with Laura Kuhn and Peter Sparling

Writer, director and performer Laura Kuhn talks with Peter Sparling, U-M dance professor, about the diaries of the dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham. Cunningham kept a daily diary, both personal and chronicling the doings of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, from the early 1970s until he died in 2009. The Author’s Forum is a collaboration […]

Author’s Forum Presents: Making Callaloo in Detroit: A Conversation with Lolita Hernandez and Laura Thomas

Author Lolita Hernandez reads from her new collection of stories, Making Callaloo in Detroit, and is then joined in conversation by Laura Thomas. The daughter of parents from Trinidad and Tobago and St. Vincent, Lolita Hernandez gained a unique perspective on growing up in Detroit. In Making Callaloo in Detroit she weaves her memories of […]

Author’s Forum Presents: Bad Blood: A Conversation with Daniel Herwitz and Linda Gregerson

U-M Professor of Philosophy, Comparative Literature and Art History–and former Institute for the Humanities Director– Daniel Herwitz reads from and talks with U-M professor/poet Linda Gregorson about his upcoming memoir Bad Blood. It is a dark family drama about immigrants who fiercely rise in America to positions of wealth and fortune, retaining the deep scars of […]