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Literati Celebrates Valentine’s: A Zellow Reading

Join Literati Bookstore and the third year Fellows of the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan as we celebrate Valentine’s Day! Even better than chocolate discounts on February 15th, the Helen Zell Fellows (Zellows) will be reading fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction centered on the theme of love—platonic, unrequited, reciprocal, weird, misguided, intense, unnecessary, sour, and sometimes even lackluster. So whether your Valentine’s Day is shaping up to feature an old beloved, a new flirty so-and-so, a best friend, or you’re planning on passing the hours of V-Day completely alone, come celebrate and adore some talented writers and their intriguing words.

Sierra Brown is a poet from the south currently residing in the north. She is a Zell Fellow at University of Michigan's Helen Zell Writer's Program. She does letterpress work with Wolverine Press and is currently working on a design project for the Prisoner's Creative Arts Program. You can find her work at Salamander,  Blue Mesa Review, and Anti-Heroin(e) Chic.

Molly Dickinson is a poet from the West. Her work has appeared in Tin House'The Open BarJerk Poet, The Nervous Breakdown, and is forthcoming in The Minnesota Review.

Ambalila Hemsell is a writer, musician, and educator from Colorado. She holds an MFA from the Helen Zell Writers' Program at the University of Michigan. She is a current Zell Fellow and a former Writer-in-Residence at InsideOut Literary Arts Project in Detroit. Her poetry can be found in The American Literary Review, Aquifer, RipRap Literary Journal, and elsewhere.

Tara E. Jay is a poet and essayist from Indiana, currently living in the metro Detroit area. She is editorial director of The Index, a deconstructed literary magazine and an imprint of Wolverine Press. Recent and forthcoming work can be found in Nashville Review, Forklift, Ohio, and BOAAT Journal. She grew up in trailer parks.

Event date: 
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
124 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104