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We are igniting a literary democracy at home, where readers have exciting ways of participating in book culture. We are building inclusive dialogues between Detroit and the wider world of readers, authors, thinkers, makers, and storytellers.

To see us in action, see our photo gallery below. To join us as a member, email literarydetroit @ gmail.com.

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Matthew Olzmann Book Party: Poetry : Comedy : All-Around Awesome. Signal-Return Letterpress, in Detroit’s Eastern Market.

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Matthew Olzmann Book Party: Poetry : Comedy : All-Around Awesome. Signal-Return Letterpress, in Detroit’s Eastern Market.

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Rust Belt Rising. Trinosophes, in Detroit’s Eastern Market.

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“An Untamed State” with Roxane Gay. Hastings Street Ballroom at the Tangent Gallery in Detroit’s North End.

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“An Untamed State” with Roxane Gay. Hastings Street Ballroom at the Tangent Gallery in Detroit’s North End.

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“An Untamed State” with Roxane Gay. Hastings Street Ballroom at the Tangent Gallery in Detroit’s North End.

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Cornetta Lane at “Breaking the Lines: The Season in Black College Football That Changed Everything” with Samuel G. Freedman. Source Booksellers in Detroit’s Midtown.

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Samuel G. Freedman at “Breaking the Lines: The Season in Black College Football That Changed Everything” with . Source Booksellers in Detroit’s Midtown.

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Portrait of a Secret: A community art showcase and discussion of “Annie’s Ghosts.” The Scarab Club in Detroit’s Midtown.

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Downtown Book Swap. Lafayette Greens community garden, downtown Detroit.

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Downtown Book Swap. Lafayette Greens community garden, downtown Detroit.

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Downtown Book Swap. Lafayette Greens community garden, downtown Detroit.

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Jamaal May at the Motor Signal Reading Series. Signal-Return Letterpress, in Detroit’s Eastern Market.

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Tarfia Faizullah at the Motor Signal Reading Series. Signal-Return Letterpress, in Detroit’s Eastern Market.

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“Into the Go-Slow” with Bridgett M. Davis. Signal-Return Letterpress, in Detroit’s Eastern Market.

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The Cineaste: Film, Poetry, and A. Van Jordan. 5e Gallery in Detroit’s Midtown.

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Motor Signal Reading Series. Signal-Return Letterpress, in Detroit’s Eastern Market.

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Raymond McDaniel at the Motor Signal Reading Series. Signal-Return Letterpress, in Detroit’s Eastern Market.

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“Ernest Hemingway” at the Halloween Ghost Library in the garden of Hamtramck’s Cafe 1923.

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“Zora Neale Hurston” at the Halloween Ghost Library in the garden of Hamtramck’s Cafe 1923.

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“Ernest Hemingway” at the Halloween Ghost Library in the garden of Hamtramck’s Cafe 1923.

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