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March 10th, 2011  |  Delicious, News, Stories

A great find for “grown-ups”…

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While attending Chicago’s CoffeeFest we tasted so many coffees.  The stand out by far was Burundi.  So much so, that although we had originally scheduled a different coffee to be featured in March and April, I immediately emailed all the stores to put a halt to the original plan and order Burundi instead!

When Wei tasted the Burundi his immediate reaction was, “Wow, this coffee has no bitterness. It’s velvety and refreshing with a very clean finish.”  We had to bring this ultra-smooth coffee to our Sweetwaters customers to brighten the dreary, gray days of March.

One of my favorite first comments from a downtown customer:  “I love the Burundi.  As a student, any old coffee would do.  But now, I’m more selective.  I only want to drink really good coffee and this one is it – I can taste the difference and it makes me feel good.”  – Andrea, a longtime downtown customer.

Come in and have a taste. It’s what “grown-up” coffee should be.

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March 9th, 2011  |  Downtown, Events

March New Millennium Poetry

Event: New Millennium Poetry at Sweetwaters

Place: Sweetwaters Downtown, corner of W. Washington St. & Ashley

Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Time: 7-8:30 pm

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Our featured reader for March is Josie Kearns. Josie has published a number of books, including New Numbers, The Theory of Everything, and Alphabet of the Ocean. Her work has been anthologized in Are You Experienced?  Boomer Girls, and Sweeping Beauty, and in Contemporary Michigan Poetry, Songs From Unsung Worlds, Passages North Anthology and others. Her poetry has been published in The Iowa Review, The Georgia Review, Passages North and others and her work, New Numbers, won the first MacLeod Grobe Prize given by Poetry Northwest. A teacher at U-M, she has won three Hopwood Awards, including a Major Award, and four Creative Artist Grants from the Michigan Council for the Arts, now ArtServe.

Open mic will follow the feature. New Millennium Poetry Readings are held on the third Tuesday of each month.

Click here to RSVP to our Facebook event!

Please call 734-994-6663 or email newmillenniumpoetry@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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February 10th, 2011  |  Delicious

Sweetwaters Dessert Tasting!

Sweetwaters Dessert Tasting Video

Check out this dessert tasting we filmed! You’re bound to laugh and drool over our Year of the Rabbit Passion Cupcake & OMG Chocolate Cake.

These desserts are perfect for a Valentine’s Day treat <3

January 26th, 2011  |  Downtown, Events

New Millennium Poetry in February!

Event: New Millennium Poetry at Sweetwaters

Place: Sweetwaters Downtown, corner of W. Washington St. & Ashley

Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2010

Time: 7-8:30 pm

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Francine J. Harris is a Cave Canem fellow and has work appearing in Rattle, Callaloo, Ninth Letter, Ploughshares, Indiana Review and in an anthology by the AIDS Project of Los Angeles: To be left with the body. She has participated in the Callaloo workshop, been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and is the author of a recent chapbook, Between Old Trees. She is pursuing an MFA in Poetry at the University of Michigan.

Open mic will follow the feature. New Millennium Poetry Readings are held on the third Tuesday of each month. Bring your friends, bring your poems, bring your ears!

Please call 734-994-6663 or email newmillenniumpoetry@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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December 15th, 2010  |  Downtown, Events

New Millennium Poetry at Sweetwaters

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Event: New Millennium Poetry at Sweetwaters

Place: Sweetwaters Downtown, corner of W. Washington St. & Ashley

Date: Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Time: 7-8:30 pm

Open mic followed by featured reader. This month’s feature is Dianne Seuss. Diane Seuss’s most recent collection of poems, Wolf Lake, White Gown Blown Open, won the 2009 Juniper Prize for Poetry and was published in April 2010 by the University of Massachusetts Press. Recent work has appeared in The Georgia Review, Poetry, New Orleans Review and Hanging Loose. Seuss is Writer in Residence at Kalamazoo College.

Please call 734-994-6663 or email newmillenniumpoetry@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Sweetwaters hosts New Millenium Poetry Reading on the third Tuesday of every month.

December 2nd, 2010  |  Downtown, Events

Teen Fiction from the Neutral Zone

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Event: Teen Fiction Reading from the Neutral Zone

Place: Sweetwaters Downtown, corner of W. Washington St. & Ashley

Date: Friday, December 10, 2010

Time: 6:30-8pm

Local teen authors from the Neutral Zone’s Short Story Workshop will read from their latest stories. The Neutral Zone Short Story Workshop is a collective of teen writers who meet weekly to share stories and improve their craft. For a glimpse at recent fiction experiments from the Short Story Workshop, see http://www.neutral-zone.org/programs/22/short-story-workshop.

For more information, contact Scott Beal at swbeal@gmail.com or visit www.neutral-zone.org.

November 9th, 2010  |  Downtown, Events

New Millennium Poetry: Scott Beal

Event: New Millennium Poetry at Sweetwaters

Place: Sweetwaters Downtown, corner of W. Washington St. & Ashley

Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Time: 7-8:30 pm

This month’s feature is Scott Beal and a group of his fifth- and sixth-grade student poets.

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Scott is currently serving his third year as Dzanc Writer-in-Residence at Ann Arbor Open School. Scott Beal’s poems have appeared in journals including Indiana Review, cream city review and the Bellingham Review. His chapbook, Two Shakespearean Madwomen vs. the Detroit Red Wings, was published in 1999 by White Eagle Coffee Store Press. He earned his MFA in 1996 from the University of Michigan. He has been a core instructor for the Volume Summer Institute in Ann Arbor since 2002, and has led the Neutral Zone’s Short Story Workshop since 2007. He writes a column on parenting for AnnArbor.com.

Please call 994-6663 or email newmillenniumpoetry@gmail.com if you have any questions about this event!

October 21st, 2010  |  Downtown, Events

The Levins Return!

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Event: The Levins folk-pop musical performance

Place: Sweetwaters Downtown, corner of W. Washington St. & Ashley

Date: Thursday, November 4, 2010

Time: 8-9:30pm

We welcome back the Levins duo! First performing at Sweetwaters this past July, Ira & Julia Levin will join us again with their uplifting songs. Their concerts are filled with songs that accentuate the connection between communities, with a light-hearted depth that delights audiences and reaches beyond borders.

For more information on the Levins, watch their promo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRegIyVLNMo & visit their website: www.thelevinsmusic.com

October 4th, 2010  |  Downtown, Events

New Millennium Poetry Reading

Event: New Millennium Poetry at Sweetwaters

Place: Sweetwaters Downtown, corner of W. Washington St. & Ashley

Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Time: 7-8:30 pm

This month’s featured reader:

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Perry Janes. Perry currently attends the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he is a double major in English and Film. He is the recipient of four Hopwood Awards, a Paul and Sonia Handelman Poetry Award, and a Roy and Helen Meador Writing Award. His work has recently appeared in Salt Hill and The Collagist.

This month’s New Millenium night will begin with open mic followed by Perry.  For more information contact Jeannie Ballew at 734-994-6663 or jmballew@provide.net.

September 10th, 2010  |  Downtown, Events

New Millennium Poetry Reading

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Event: New Millennium Poetry at Sweetwaters

Place: Sweetwaters Downtown, corner of W. Washington St. & Ashley

Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Time: 7pm-8:30pm

This month’s featured reader:

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Karrie L. Waarala tells stories. By starlight or the neon flash of road signs, in faded denim whispers or with tigers springing from her throat. They are distinctly hers, yet you’d swear they were your own. She and her poetry have zigzagged across Michigan for the past decade, representing various cities at several national and world poetry slam competitions. She regularly shares her insight and inspiration with students and educators at schools, libraries, colleges, and arts organizations all over her home state. Don’t let the weekday pinstripe suits fool you. Karrie is a woman of kaleidoscopes, circuses, and blues. And many, many well-worn boots.

Open mic will follow the featured reader.  For more information contact Jeanne Ballew at 734-994-6663 or jmballew@provide.net