Calendar

Aug
7
Tue
The Moth Storyslam: Business @ Greyline
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Aug. 7 & 21. Open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. Each month 10 storytellers are selected at random from among those who sign up to tell a 3-5 minute story on a biweekly theme. August themes: “Business” (Aug. 7) & “Destiny” (Aug. 21). The 3-person judging teams are recruited from the audience. Monthly winners compete in a semiannual Grand Slam. Space limited, so it’s smart to arrive early.
7:30-9 p.m. (doors open and sign-up begins at 6 p.m.), Greyline, 100 N. Ashley. $8. 764-5118.

 

Aug
8
Wed
Toastmasters Meeting @ Sweetwaters
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Toastmasters is an international group devoted to helping each other grow in our abilities to give speeches. The Sweetwaters Toastmasters Club meets twice monthly. We are a fun and friendly group! Toastmasters also helps you develop leadership skills if you wish to do that. Come as many times as you want for free, and decide later if you want to join. In the meantime, come make new friends and have fun!
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea on Washington Street, 123 West Washington Street. Free. 323-286-3999. https://www.facebook.com/groups/TMSweet/

 

 

 

Aug
10
Fri
Rhys Rowen: Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding @ AADL
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

A visit from Rhys Bowen takes place at the downtown library on Friday, August 10 at 7, when Rhys will talk about her new Lady Georgie mystery, Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding.

Aug
16
Thu
WordFest 3: Lyn Davidge, Beverly Black, Rebecca Biber, Steve Wilson @ Bookbound
Aug 16 @ 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm

Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild member Lyn Davidge hosts a variety show with several local performers, including storyteller Beverly Black, poet Rebecca Biber, comic Steve Wilson, and others.
6:45 p.m., Bookbound, 1729 Plymouth. Free. 369-4345.

Michigan Mystery Author Trio: Pamela Gossiaux, Darci Hannah, Greg Jolly @ Nicola's Books
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Three writers discuss their new books. Pamela Gossiaux‘s Trusting the Cat Burglar is about a newlywed who discovers a dark secret about her husband’s past while curating an exhibit of rare maps. Darci Hannah‘s Cherry Pies & Deadly Lies is about a baker who turns sleuth when the manager of her family’s orchard is found dead, with all evidence pointing to the baker’s father as the killer. Greg Jolly‘s Malice in a Very Small Town is about a woman bent on protecting her child when kids start disappearing in her neighborhood.
7 p.m., Nicola’s, Westgate shopping center. Free

Aug
17
Fri
Larry D. Sweazy: See Also Proof @ Aunt Agatha's
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Larry D. Sweazy joins our August book club on Friday, August 17 at 7, to talk about his latest Marjorie Trumaine novel, See Also Proof. All are welcome.

Aug
18
Sat
Novel Relationships: Beverly Jenkins, Sylvia Hubbard, and Sarah Zettel @ Ypsilanti Public Library - Whittaker
Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Three bestselling authors talk about the most gripping aspect of storytelling: the deep dive into all facets of human relationships. Whether it’s bringing characters together in a forever love or exploring the depths of a broken family, Beverly Jenkins, Sylvia Hubbard and Sarah Zettel talk about the art of exploring the shifting, fascinating and sometimes perilous spaces between people. Authors will also discuss some of the romantic titles included in PBS’ The Great American Read, in partnership with Detroit Public Television and the American Library Association.
YDL-Whittaker, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-482-4110.info@ypsilibrary.org www.ypsilibrary.org 

Aug
21
Tue
The Moth Storyslam: Destiny @ Greyline
Aug 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Aug. 7 & 21. Open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. Each month 10 storytellers are selected at random from among those who sign up to tell a 3-5 minute story on a biweekly theme. August themes: “Business” (Aug. 7) & “Destiny” (Aug. 21). The 3-person judging teams are recruited from the audience. Monthly winners compete in a semiannual Grand Slam. Space limited, so it’s smart to arrive early.
7:30-9 p.m. (doors open and sign-up begins at 6 p.m.), Greyline, 100 N. Ashley. $8. 764-5118.

 

Aug
22
Wed
Toastmasters Meeting @ Sweetwaters
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Toastmasters is an international group devoted to helping each other grow in our abilities to give speeches. The Sweetwaters Toastmasters Club meets twice monthly. We are a fun and friendly group! Toastmasters also helps you develop leadership skills if you wish to do that. Come as many times as you want for free, and decide later if you want to join. In the meantime, come make new friends and have fun!
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea on Washington Street, 123 West Washington Street. Free. 323-286-3999. https://www.facebook.com/groups/TMSweet/

 

 

 

Aug
26
Sun
Farewell to Aunt Agatha’s: William Kent Krueger: Desolution Mountain, Lori Rader-Day: Under a Dark Sky, Sarah Zettel: The Other Daughter @ AADL
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join us for a farewell to Aunt Agatha’s afternoon with William Kent KruegerLori Rader-Day & Sarah Zettel on Sunday, August 26 at 2 PM. Kent will be talking about his new Cork O’Connor book, Desolation Mountain, and Lori will be discussing her new book set in Michigan, Under a Dark Sky. Sarah will be launching her new thriller The Other Daughter. This event will take place at the downtown library.