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Ann Arbor Poetry: Open Mike 7:00 pm
Ann Arbor Poetry: Open Mike @ Espresso Royale
Jul 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Poetry open mike. Ann Arbor Poetry. Poetry open mike. 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: Outlining Your Novel 7:00 pm
Emerging Writers: Outlining Your Novel @ AADL Westgate
Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Local short story writer Alex Kourvo and young adult novelist Bethany Neal explain the importance of outlining and different ways to do it. For all fiction & nonfiction writers grade 6-adult. Also, Kourvo & Neal …

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Poetry and the Written Word: Open Mike 7:00 pm
Poetry and the Written Word: Open Mike @ Crazy Wisdom
Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
All invited to read and discuss their poetry or short stories. Bring about 6 copies of your work to share. 7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757  
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Jul 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Every Wed. Members read and discuss poems around themes TBA. Followed by collaborative writing games and exercises. Attendees invited to read their poems. Snacks & socializing. 8-10 p.m., Argus Farm Stop greenhouse, 325 W. Liberty. $5 …

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Literary Fiction Author Panel: Michael Ferro, Kelly Fordon, and Laura Hulthen Thomas 7:00 pm
Literary Fiction Author Panel: Michael Ferro, Kelly Fordon, and Laura Hulthen Thomas @ Nicola's Books
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for a panel presentation featuring accomplished authors from the state of Michigan! Detroit author Michael Ferro is celebrating the release of his debut novel Title 13, named a “Most Anticipated Small Press Book …

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Open Mic and Share 7:00 pm
Open Mic and Share @ Bookbound
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Poets invited to read their own work along with a favorite poem by another writer. In celebration of National Poetry Month. Tea & light refreshments. 7 p.m., Bookbound, Courtyard Shops. Free. 369-4345.  
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Lindsey McDivitt: Nature’s Friend: The Gwen Frostic Story 6:00 pm
Lindsey McDivitt: Nature’s Friend: The Gwen Frostic Story @ Morgan and York
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us for an evening in Ann Arbor with author Lindsey McDivitt. McDivitt will discuss the research and writing process for her new picture book NATURE’S FRIEND: THE GWEN FROSTIC STORY. Gwen Frostic is one …

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Emerging Writers: Local Writers Live 7:00 pm
Emerging Writers: Local Writers Live @ AADL Westgate
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Readings by local writers. Books and authors include Emily Siwek’s A Monster on Main Street (picture book), Rebecca Biber’s Technical Solace (poetry), and Andy Gutman’s Charlie the Caterpillar and Pop Lullaby (picture books). Signings. Refreshments. 7-8:30 p.m., AADL Westgate, Westgate shopping center, 2503 …

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Michelle Krell Kydd: Nosetalgia: The Smell of Old Books and Aromatic Passages in Literature 1:24 pm
Michelle Krell Kydd: Nosetalgia: The Smell of Old Books and Aromatic Passages in Literature @ AADL
Jul 18 @ 1:24 pm – 2:24 pm
Local flavor and fragrance expert Michelle Krell Kydd, creator of the award-winning smell and taste blog Glass Petal Smoke, discusses both the smell of books (old and new) and literary passages that illustrate just how …

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The Moth Storyslam: Boundaries 7:30 pm
The Moth Storyslam: Boundaries @ Greyline
Jul 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
July 3 & 18. 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 …

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Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Jul 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Every Wed. Members read and discuss poems around themes TBA. Followed by collaborative writing games and exercises. Attendees invited to read their poems. Snacks & socializing. 8-10 p.m., Argus Farm Stop greenhouse, 325 W. Liberty. $5 …

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Emerging Writers: Open House 7:00 pm
Emerging Writers: Open House @ AADL Westgate
Jul 23 @ 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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Toastmasters Meeting 7:00 pm
Toastmasters Meeting @ Sweetwaters
Jul 25 @ 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 …

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Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry 8:00 pm
Poetry Salon: One Pause Poetry @ Argus Farm Stop
Jul 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Every Wed. Members read and discuss poems around themes TBA. Followed by collaborative writing games and exercises. Attendees invited to read their poems. Snacks & socializing. 8-10 p.m., Argus Farm Stop greenhouse, 325 W. Liberty. $5 …

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Poetry at Literati: Keith Taylor 7:00 pm
Poetry at Literati: Keith Taylor @ Literati
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is pleased to welcome back poet Keith Taylor who will be sharing his new collection Ecstatic Destinations. About Ecstatic Destinations: In Ecstatic Destinations, Keith Taylor takes us on a walk through his neighborhood in Ann Arbor, Michigan. …

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Skazat! Poetry Series: 2018 Ann Arbor Youth Poetry Slam Team 7:00 pm
Skazat! Poetry Series: 2018 Ann Arbor Youth Poetry Slam Team @ Sweetwaters
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Readings by members of the 2018 Ann Arbor Youth Poetry Slam Team. The program begins with open mike readings. 7-8:30 p.m., Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, 123 W. Washington. Free. 994-6663.