Events

ANN ARBOR / YPSILANTI READS AUTHOR RUTH OZEKI APPEARS AT RACKHAM AUDITORIUM, ON THE CAMPUS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

Wednesday, February 11, 7 - 9 pm

To Discuss This Year's Reads Book 
“A Tale for the Time Being"
As Well As Sign Copies of Her Book

Novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest Ruth Ozeki will discuss her work at a special appearance for the Ann Arbor / Ypsilanti Reads 2015. The public program will occur from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Doors will open at 6 pm to offer the opportunity to connect with community agencies and representatives who will be staffing information tables in the lobby. Copies of A Tale for the Time Being will be for sale, courtesy of Literati, and the event will include a book signing.

Rackham Auditorium
915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

OTHER EVENTS

FILM SCREENING AND LECTURE

Saving 10,000: University of Michigan Center for Japanese Studies Special Event Series

Each year, approximately 30,000 Japanese die by suicide, a rate nearly double that of the United States. A short presentation on suicide prevention will be given before a screening of the documentary  "Saving 10,000: Winning a War on Suicide in Japan," in Japanese with English subtitles. Following the film, there will be a panel discussion and Q and A regarding suicide issues in the Japanese population.

This event is offered on three dates at different locations:

Thursday, February 5, 12 pm

Room 1636, School of Social Work Building
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Friday, February 6, 6 pm

Forum Hall, Fourth Floor Palmer Commons
100 Washtenaw Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Saturday, February 7, 10 am (This event will be conducted entirely in Japanese)

Holiday Inn
17123 North Laurel Park Drive
Livonia, MI 48152

LECTURE: WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND: THE TRANSPACIFIC GYRE IN 'A TALE FOR THE TIME BEING"

U-M Professor of Japanese History Leslie Pincus discusses A Tale For The Time Being, focusing on aspects of the novel that give insight into Japanese history and culture.

Thursday, February 26, 7 pm

Ann Arbor District Library Traverwood Branch
3333 Traverwood Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 

COMMUNITY BOOK DISCUSSIONS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Book Discussion:
"A Tale for the Time Being"
by Ruth Ozeki

Thursday, January 22 at 7:00 pm

AADL staff will lead a discussion of this brilliant, unforgettable novel, "A Tale For the Time Being," an inventive, beguiling story of our shared humanity and the search for home. Published in 2014, the novel won the Medici Book Club Prize, the L.A. Times Book Prize, and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Ann Arbor District Library
343 S. Fifth Avenue 
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 

Details: 327-4555 or visit aadl.org.

This event is for grade 9 to adult.

Tuesday, February 17 at 3:30 pm

Join the librarians from Washtenaw Community College's Bailey Library for light refreshments and lively conversation!

Richard W. Bailey Library
Washtenaw Community College
4800 E. Huron River Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Questions: mledermann@wccnet.edu