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Made in Michigan Writers at Literati

We welcome three authors with recent works published by Wayne State University Press's Made in Michigan Writers Series! After reading, each author will be available to sign books. The event is free and open to the public.

Lisa Lenzo is the author of Within the Lighted City, chosen by Ann Beattie for the 1997 John Simmons Short Fiction Award, and 2015 Michigan Notable Book Award winner Strange Love (Wayne State University Press). Lenzo's other awards include a PEN Syndicated Fiction Award, a Hemingway Days Festival Award, and First Prize for Fiction in the 2017 Literature and Medicine Writing Contest. Her stories and essays have appeared in Arts & Letters, Michigan Quarterly Review, Sacred Ground: Stories about Home, Fresh Water: Women Writing on the Great Lakes, and on NPR.

Natalie Ruth Joynton's work has appeared in American Poetry Review, Michigan Quarterly, and Poetry International. She is the recipient of the 2010 Scholl/Thompson Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets as well as a Quintilian Excellence in Teaching Award from Purdue University, where she earned her MFA in Creative Writing. Natalie lives, writes, and teaches in rural Michigan.

Elizabeth Schmuhl is a multidisciplinary artist whose work appears in Michigan Quarterly Review, The Rumpus, Paper Darts, PANK, Hobart, Pinwheel, and elsewhere. She has worked at various nonprofits, including the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, and currently works at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Monday, July 8, 2019
7:00 PM
Literati Bookstore
124 E. Washington
Ann Arbor MI
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Poems by Elizabeth Schmuhl

An intimate look at a woman on the verge who is in tune with her body and nature.

Published: September 2018
ISBN: 9780814344989
Published: September 2018
ISBN: 9780814344996


Stories by Lisa Lenzo

An unflinching look at race, class, life after death, disability, and family.

Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814346716
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814346723

Welcome to Replica Dodge

A Memoir by Natalie Ruth Joynton

A story about place, interfaith, and what it means to come home.

Published: March 2019
ISBN: 9780814345573
Published: March 2019
ISBN: 9780814345580