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Moth Storyslam: Caution 7:30 pm
Moth Storyslam: Caution @ Ann Arbor Distilling Company
Aug 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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 …

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Ann Arbor Poetry: TBA 7:00 pm
Ann Arbor Poetry: TBA @ Espresso Royale
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Readings by featured poets, preceded by a poetry open mike. Reading by TBA 7-9 p.m. (sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. $5 suggested donation. facebook.com/AnnArborPoetry.
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Emerging Writers: Writing for Children 7:00 pm
Emerging Writers: Writing for Children @ AADL Westgate
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
On Aug. 7, local short story writer Alex Kourvo and young adult novelist Bethany Neal are joined by a guest poet TBA to offer tips for writing memorable poems and getting them published. Also, Kourvo …

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Moth Storyslam: Good Intentions 7:30 pm
Moth Storyslam: Good Intentions @ Ann Arbor Distilling Company
Aug 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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 …

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Ann Arbor Poetry: TBA 7:00 pm
Ann Arbor Poetry: TBA @ Espresso Royale
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Readings by featured poets, preceded by a poetry open mike. Reading by TBA 7-9 p.m. (sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m.), Espresso Royale, 324 S. State. $5 suggested donation. facebook.com/AnnArborPoetry.
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The Hummingbird Global Writers’ Circle presents Writing Gender: Laura Thomas, Linda Gregerman, Debroti Dhar, Michael Ferro 3:00 am
The Hummingbird Global Writers’ Circle presents Writing Gender: Laura Thomas, Linda Gregerman, Debroti Dhar, Michael Ferro @ Lane Hall
Aug 21 @ 3:00 am – 5:00 am
The Hummingbird Global Writers’ Circle is an international reading series started by Dr. Debotri Dhar, CEW Visiting Scholar (2015-17) and Lecturer in Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan. The aim of this literary initiative …

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Emerging Writers: Open House 7:00 pm
Emerging Writers: Open House @ AADL Westgate
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Local short story writer Alex Kourvo and young adult novelist Bethany Neal host an open house for writers to connect with one another and/or work on their projects.
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WordFest Two! A Spoken Word Variety Show 2:00 pm
WordFest Two! A Spoken Word Variety Show @ Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Studio
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Also at 8 pm Original works by local wordsmiths: short play reading; fiction reading; storytelling; improv comedy Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Studio, 322 W. Ann St. Donation. $10 suggested. 734-769-6982.
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