Wednesday, July 18, 2012

July Events for @LeopoldsBooks #bookstore #michlit #detroit #events #books

Hi all!

We've got a handful of awesome events coming up to close out July (listed below). Hopefully we'll see you soon!

Greg and Sarah Lenhoff

Thursday, July 19, 6PM
Dichotomy Architecture Journal Launch Party

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Please join us at the release of Dichotomy 18 Rumspringa, as the students of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture celebrate yet another achievement for the collaborators and readers of this student published journal which focuses the discourse architecture and design. The theme Rumspringa, was inspired by the 18th "birthday" of Dichotomy, and titled after the Amish coming of age practice. Therefore, each contributor of this issue was asked to engage in a dialogue on experimental separation from normative values in design.

In her introduction, Libby Balter Blume, Ph.D, and Professor of Psychology, Architecture, and Women's & Gender Studies states:

Like Amish youth, all of the authors in this issue of Dichotomy have investigated exciting new conceptual territories beyond their everyday lived experiences in an attempt to describe, critique, or extend architectural theory and practice."

We hope you will join us for this special event, with speakers to present their own work from the issue and good times for all!

Wednesday, July 25, 7PM
Big Smoke: Heavy Feather Review Reading

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Heavy Feather Review presents Big Smoke, a Detroit, MI, reading, featuring Heather Abner, Matt Bell, Russell Brakefield, francine j. harris, Sean Kilpatrick, Tom McCartan, Robert James Russell, Jeremy Schmall, and Jennifer Trudeau. Poster designed by Jason Teal.

Heather Abner is a poet/educator married to an obsessive fisherman/photographer. They share a home with two Miniature Schnauzers in Brighton, Michigan.

Matt Bell is the author of Cataclysm Baby (Mud Luscious Press, 2012), a novella, and How They Were Found (Keyhole Press, 20120), a collection of fiction. His fiction has appeared in Conjunctions, Hayden's Ferry Review, Gulf Coast, Willow Springs, and Unsaid. He works as an editor at Dzanc Books, where he also runs the literary magazine The Collagist, and previously taught writing at the University of Michigan. In Fall 2012, he will join the faculty in the Creative Writing program at Northern Michigan University. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with his wife Jessica.

Russell Brakefield's most recent work appears of is forthcoming in The Indiana Review, New Orleans Review, Drunken Boat, the Michigan Quarterly Review, and Poet Lore.

francine j. harris is a Detroit native whose recent work has appeared in Rattle, Callaloo, and Michigan Quarterly Review and she is the author of the poetry collection allegiance (Wayne State University Press, 2012). She is a Cave Canem fellow and is currently a Zell Post-MFA Fellowship recipient at the University of Michigan.

Sean Kilpatrick's work has appeared in Boston Review, Fence, Evergreen Review, New York Tyrant, Columbia Poetry Review, No Colony, among other journals. He is the author of fuckscapes (Blue Square Press, 2011) and Anatomy Courses (Lazy Fascist Press, 2012), a collaborative novel with Blake Butler.

Tom McCartan is a writer living in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Robert James Russell is the author of Sea of Trees (Winter Goose Publishing, 2012). His fiction and poetry has appeared in The Collagist, Joyland, Thunderclap! Magazine, Red River Review, LITSNACK, among others. He is the co-founding editor of the literary journal Midwestern Gothic, which aims to catalog the very best fiction of the Midwestern United States (an area he believes is ripe with its own mythologies and tall tales, yet often overlooked). Robert lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Jeremy Schmall is a founding editor of Agriculture Reader and the author of Jeremy Schmall & the Cult of Comfort (x-ing books).

Jennifer Trudeau holds a BA from U-Michigan (Ann Arbor) and a Master's from USC (Los Angeles). She is the author of Left-handed Morpheus (true stories and essays) and Haunted Mad Girl (poetry), and is currently finishing The Bible of Hell, her first novel. Her writing has won two Hopwood awards and has appeared in a number of publications; most recently, one of her pieces was featured in Storyglossia.

Saturday, July 28, 7PM
THE MASON Issue #1 Launch Party

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Help us celebrate the release of issue 1 of The MASON magazine, a love letter to Detroit.

The MASON is a contemporary culture magazine that features the resurrection of post-industrial cities through the efforts of their creative communities.

Copies of The MASON Issue 1 will be available for $15.


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