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LIFE IN BRIEF: Fiction reading at Art Reach of Mid Michigan

Fiction reading

Writers Matt Bell and Mick McGrath will read fiction from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Art Reach Center of Mid Michigan, 319 S. University St. Bell, who writes fiction for literary magazines, is the editor of The Collagist and has a book, “How They Were Found,” that will be released in October. McGrath is a Master’s program candidate for Central Michigan University. Local musician Joe Hertler, a Troy senior, will perform. The event is free and hosted by Central Michigan University’s Wellspring Literary Series.

Invisible Children meeting

The CMU chapter of the Invisible Children meets at 7:30 p.m. today in the Bovee University Center’s upper level lobby. Members are asked to check e-mails for room number. The group is open to all CMU students. The Invisible Children is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing peace to war-torn Uganda. The group’s activities range from showing documentaries to arranging nation-wide trips.

Asian Cultural Organization

The Asian Cultural Organization is hosting an eggroll fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Wesley Foundation, 1400 S. Washington St. The money collected goes to this year’s Asian Pacific Heritage Month.


Emeritus Professor Hushidar Hugh Motlagh gives a lecture on the Baha’i faith from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in Anspach Hall 167. The event is hosted by Scholars Exploring Cultures, Religious Experiences and Traditions, a student group dedicated to promoting cultural and religious diversity.

College Republicans meeting

The CMU College Republicans meets at 9 p.m. Tuesday in Anspach Hall 169 for their weekly meeting. State Rep. Paul Scott, R-Grand Blanc, will speak about his campaign for Secretary of State. More information about the College Republicans can be found at

CMU Band Concert

CMU’s University Band and Campus Band performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Music Building’s Staples Family Concert Hall. This concert is free and open to the public.

Word Hammer Slam Poetry

The Word Hammer Slam Poetry Group meets at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in Moore Hall 206 for a weekly poetry slam. The event is free, open to the public and sponsored by the College of Communication and Fine Arts.

Drawing Upside Down

Artist Corby Blem offers his last weekly class, “Drawing Upside Down: Having the Eyes of an Artist,” from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Art Reach Center of Mid-Michigan, 319 S. University Ave. The class is intended for children ages 10 to 14 and costs $10.

Annual Juried CMU Art

The 2010 Annual Juried CMU Student Art Exhibition takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday in CMU’s University Art Gallery. Jurors Vicki Wright and Ty Smith will select student artwork for exhibition. The event is free and open to the public.

“Como Agua Para Chocolate”

The Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures will host a free screening of the Spanish film “Como Agua Para Chocolate,” translated as “Like Water for Chocolate,” at 5 p.m. Tuesday in Pearce Hall 327. The film will be shown in Spanish with English subtitles.