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Missed the Book Festival? Enjoy fine writing all year round at the Author’s Forum, starting 9/17!

Our Focus

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Reading

Reading is a solitary act, but can lead to great connections to those around you. The Ann Arbor Book Festival provides a springboard to community discussions about reading and books through activities.

Writing

All books, poems, songs, plays begin with the exacting and thrilling art of writing. The Ann Arbor Book Festival is committed to encouraging folks to pick up their pens and write.

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Literacy

Literacy is an important commitment of the Ann Arbor Book Festival. For more information about literacy efforts in the Ann Arbor area, please visit the Washtenaw Literacy Website.

Upcoming Events

Author’s Forum Presents: Deviations: A Gayle Rubin Reader: A Conversation with Gayle Rubin and Valerie Traub

Deviations is the definitive collection of writing by Gayle S. Rubin, a pioneering theorist and activist in feminist, lesbian and gay, queer, and sexuality studies since the 1970s. Rubin first rose to prominence in 1975 with the publication of “The Traffic in Women,” an essay that had a galvanizing effect on feminist thinking and theory. […]

Author’s Forum Presents:Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music: A Conversation with Nadine Hubbs and Paul A. Anderson

In her provocative new book Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music, Nadine Hubbs looks at how class and gender identity play out in one of America’s most culturally and politically charged forms of popular music. Skillfully weaving historical inquiry with an examination of classed cultural repertoires and close listening to country songs, Hubbs confronts the shifting and […]

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Have a short story, essay, or poem about winter? Submit to Pilcrow & Dagger Literary Journal!

The Pilcrow & Dagger Literary Journal features original and creative short stories, essays, and poetry from writers from all walks-of-life. They will publish 8 issues per year with their premier issue coming out online and available on their website on January 15, 2015. The second issue will be released on March 1st. Submissions open for BOTH of these issues on September 1st.

See more on their website: pilcrowdagger.com