Author Event | Hafsah Faizal: A Tempest of Tea

Author Hafsah Faizal will read from and discuss her latest book, A Tempest of Tea.

On the streets of White Roaring, Arthie Casimir is a criminal mastermind and collector of secrets. Her prestigious tearoom transforms into an illegal bloodhouse by dark, catering to the vampires feared by society. But when her establishment is threatened, Arthie is forced to strike an unlikely deal with an alluring adversary to save it—and she can’t do the job alone.

Author Event | Anne Curzan: Says Who?: A Kinder, Funner Usage Guide for Everyone Who Cares About Words

Calling all word nerds and language enthusiasts! Join us for the launch event for Says Who?: A Kinder, Funner Usage Guide for Everyone Who Cares About Words, the eagerly awaited book by Michigan's own Anne Curzan—acclaimed linguist, dean of the University of Michigan's College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, and co-host of Michigan Public’s “That’s What They Say” program. 

Author Event | A Bright Heart: An Evening with Fantasy Author Kate Chenli

What if you could avenge your own murder? A brilliant young woman gets a second chance at life in this debut Young Adult tale of vengeance, court intrigue, and romance, inspired by classic Chinese tropes.

Come meet local author Kate Chenli as she reads an excerpt of her debut novel A Bright Heart. After her reading there will be time for questions from the audience followed by a book signing! Copies of A Bright Heart will be available for purchase at the event. 

Author Event | The End of the Trail: A Life Well Spent Walking in the Woods and Sleeping on the Ground

This year Jim DuFresne’s classic Isle Royale National Park: Foot Trails & Water Routes will celebrate its 40th year of continuous publication, an amazing achievement in the world of book publishing. The  “backpacker’s bible” for Isle Royale was released in 1983 and was the first detailed trail and paddling guide to an area in Michigan. Since then, DuFresne has gone on to write more than 20 outdoor guidebooks for a range of wild places, from Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park to Michigan’s own Porcupine Mountains.

Good Black History: Black Business Owners of the 1800s, with Anthony Brogdon

In this lecture, Detroit-based historian Anthony Brogdon will focus on what he calls "Good Black History": the stories of Black business owners in the 1800s. Learn who they were and how they did it during this presentation and discussion.

Anthony Brogdon is producer of Business in the Black documentary which toured to over 40 US cities, Toronto, Canada and London, England, author of Black Business Book, and host of the podcast Strong Inspirations which is viewed internationally, and to date has featured over 500 guests.

Author Event | Kiley Reid: Come and Get It

Bestselling author Kiley Reid returns to AADL to discuss her new book Come and Get It with best-selling author Austin Channing Brown.

It’s 2017 at the University of Arkansas, and Millie Cousins—a senior resident assistant at Belgrade Dormitory—just wants to graduate, get a job, and buy a house. One of her residents, Kennedy Washburn, is a junior transfer who has come to Fayetteville for a fresh start. And Agatha Paul is a writer and visiting professor who is itching for her next topic.

Author Event | Keith Taylor: All the Time You Want: Selected Poems 1977-2017

AADL welcomes Keith Taylor for the launch of his new collection of selected poems, All the Time You Want: Selected Poems 1977-2017. In this collection, Taylor, acclaimed poet of the Upper Midwest and the author of eighteen celebrated collections, delivers a stunning medley of his most lasting work: poems that remain vivid in the imagination, that have achieved a life beyond their first appearance on the page.

Step It Up! The French Dukes: A Celebration, Performance, and Reading

Join us for a celebration of the French Dukes! Author Debbie Taylor will kick things off with a reading of her picture book, Step It Up! The French Dukes! Set in 1960's Ann Arbor, Kenny’s story is inspired by the real-life French Dukes Precision Drill Team. Members of the original team will talk with Debbie about their experience, and then do a short performance. They will also share what's happening with young community members today! Books will be for sale and Debbie Taylor will be available to sign them.