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Anthony DeBenedet: Playful Intelligence: The Power of Living Lightly in a Serious World 7:00 pm
Anthony DeBenedet: Playful Intelligence: The Power of Living Lightly in a Serious World @ Nicola's Books
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Local physician Anthony DeBenedet discusses his new book that explores the effects and benefits of qualities such as imagination, humor, and wonder. Signing. DeBenedet is also at Literati Aug. 14 (see listing). 7 p.m., Nicola’s, Westgate shopping …

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Ann Arbor Poetry: Open Mike 7:00 pm
Ann Arbor Poetry: Open Mike @ Espresso Royale
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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: Showing and Telling 7:00 pm
Emerging Writers: Showing and Telling @ AADL Westgate
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Local short story writer Alex Kourvo and young adult novelist Bethany Neal discuss ways to create strong, catchy openings for novels, memoirs, and nonfiction stories. For all fiction & nonfiction writers grade 6-adult. Also, Kourvo …

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The Moth Storyslam: Business 7:30 pm
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 …

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Callie Feyen: The Teacher Diaries: Romeo and Juliet 7:00 pm
Callie Feyen: The Teacher Diaries: Romeo and Juliet @ Literati
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literait is thrilled to welcome author and eduacator Callie Feyen who will be sharing her new book The Teacher Diaries: Romeo & Juliet. About The Teacher Diaries: Romeo & Juliet: What do teachers feel when facing William Shakespeare, tales …

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Toastmasters Meeting 7:00 pm
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 …

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Storytellers Guild: Story Night 7:00 pm
Storytellers Guild: Story Night @ Crazy Wisdom
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild members host a storytelling program. Audience members are encouraged to bring a 5-minute story to tell. 7-9 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S. Main. Free. 665-2757    
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Anthony Debenedet: Playful Intelligence 7:00 pm
Anthony Debenedet: Playful Intelligence @ Literati
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is excited to welcome Anthony Debenedet who will be sharing his new book Playful Intelligence: The Power of Living Lightly in a Serious World. About Playful Intelligence: As adults, we have more responsibilities than we could …

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WordFest 3: Lyn Davidge, Beverly Black, Rebecca Biber, Steve Wilson 12:20 pm
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.
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Novel Relationships: Beverly Jenkins, Sylvia Hubbard, and Sarah Zettel 2:00 pm
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 …

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Emerging Writers: Open House 7:00 pm
Emerging Writers: Open House @ AADL Westgate
Aug 20 @ 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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The Moth Storyslam: Destiny 7:30 pm
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 …

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Toastmasters Meeting 7:00 pm
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 …

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Special Story Time: Meg Gower: Michigan Moon 3:00 pm
Special Story Time: Meg Gower: Michigan Moon @ Nicola's Books
Aug 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us for a story time with Meg Gower, as she reads her book Michigan Moon, published by the Ann Arbor District Library’s imprint, Fifth Avenue Press! Though now retired, Gower used to be a …

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