Offsite event: CNN’s Van Jones for ‘Beyond the Messy Truth’

Event date: 
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 7:30pm

TICKETED EVENT - Included in the ticket price is a signed copy of 'Beyond the Messy Truth' which will be distributed the night of the event

Click on the link below to purchase tickets

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3090053

Event address: 
Rogel Ballroom, University of Michigan Union
530 S State St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Michigan Man (Angelique Chengelis)

Event date: 
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 7:00pm

Angelique Chengelis
Michigan Man

Angelique Chengelis is a sportswriter for the Detroit News. Michigan football has been her primary beat since 1992, but she has covered countless sporting events including Super Bowls, U.S. Opens, PGA Championships, Ryder Cups, Stanley Cup Finals, NBA Finals, Indianapolis 500, Daytona 500, and NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments. She has also been a contributor to ESPN's NASCAR coverage as part of the NASCAR Now show. She lives in Detroit, Michigan.

Event address: 
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Kasper Mutzenmacher's Cursed Hat (Keith Fentonmiller)

Event date: 
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 7:00pm

Keith Fentonmiller
Kasper Mutzenmacher's Cursed Hat

Keith is a consumer protection attorney for the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. Before graduating from the University of Michigan Law School, he toured with a professional comedy troupe, writing and performing sketch comedy at colleges in the Mid-Atlantic States. His Pushcart-nominated short story was recently published in The Stonecoast Review.

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781620072851
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Published: Curiosity Quills Press - March 20th, 2017

According to an old prophecy, after Kasper's Greek ancestor stole the wishing hat from Hermes, Fate cursed his progeny to sell hats, on pain of mayhem or death. Kasper, however, doesn't mind making hats, and he loves Berlin's cabaret scene even more. But his carefree life of jazz and booze comes to a screeching halt when he must use the wishing hat to rescue his flapper girlfriend Isana from the shadowy Klaus, a veil-wearing Nazi who brainwashes his victims until they can't see their own faces.

Isana and Kasper's happiness proves fleeting. Years after her mysterious death, Kasper struggles as a lonely, single father of two until he meets Rosamund Lux, recently released from a political prison where Klaus took her face. Kasper soon suspects that Rosamund is no ordinary woman. According to the prophecy, certain Lux women descend from the water nymph Daphne, who, during Olympian times, transformed into a laurel tree to avoid Apollo's sexual advances; they, too, suffer from an intergenerational curse connected to Hermes' stolen hat. As Kasper falls deeper in love, Rosamund's mental health deteriorates. She has nightmares and delusions about Klaus, and warns that he will launch a night of terror once he's collected enough faces.

Kasper dismisses the growing Nazi threat until the government reclassifies him as a Jew in 1938. His plan to emigrate unravels when anti-Jewish riots erupt and the Nazis start loading Jews on boxcars to Dachau. Then Rosamund goes missing, and Klaus steals the wishing hat, the family's only means of escape. 

Kasper, however, will face his most difficult battle in America. He must convince his wayward son and indifferent grandson to break the curse that has trapped the family in the hat business for sixteen centuries. Their lives will depend on it.

Book One of the Life Indigo series, Kasper MUtzenmacher's Cursed Hat is a fantastical family saga about tradition, faith, and identity, set during the Jazz Age, Nazi Germany, and the Detroit race riots of 1943.


Event address: 
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Theater of the Absurd (Adrian Diffey)

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 7:00pm

Adrian Diffey
Theater of the Absurd

Join us for this multi-media presentation about theater of the absurd including a theatrical performance by the actors performing “The Lesson” at the Yellow Barn. (Tickets for that performance available at the link below.)

We will have copies of the play and also books about theater of the absurd on hand for purchase.

Theatre of the Absurd

Event address: 
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

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