The first-annual Ann Arbor Book Festival is planned for April 22 through the 25th, and will feature a one-day street fair of booksellers on Saturday, April 24.

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It has also been brought to my attention that the Ghost Dog Press is holding an event that weekend as well, their “Free Speech Fest 2004.” Tickets are avaliable on their website:

THURSDAY, April 22:

8PM: Opening Party at 555 Arts Collective. Art Show, live music, meet the writers!
555 Arts Collective 200 E. Michigan Ave. Ypsilanti.
Suggested Donation $5-7 no advance tickets for this event, just come on out!! See you there!

FRIDAY, April 23:

8PM: Our first official night of the Festival, featuring poetry and prose from those who roam outside literary borders: poetry, spoken word, cultural essays, bits of novels, short stories and performance art with musical accompaniment. Friday night will feature: Eileen Myles/San Diego , Neeli Cherkovski/San Francisco , Ken Mikolowski/Ann Arbor, Jake Kaida/Ann Arbor , Jimmy Nil Fishhawk/Gainesville , Alise Alousi/Detroit , Mick Murphy/San Francisco , Kim D. Hunter/Detroit , Mark Nowak/Minneapolis , Crystal Clowney/Detroit , Shawn Shiflett/Chicago. Above Ground Studio, 302 B South State Street, Ann Arbor.”

Author: Rob