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7:00 pm Ann Arbor Poetry: Open Mike @ Espresso Royale
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.  
7:00 pm Emerging Writers: Showing and Telling @ AADL Westgate
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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7:00 pm Fiction at Literati: Daniel Abbott: The Concrete @ Literati
Fiction at Literati: Daniel Abbott: The Concrete @ Literati
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is thrilled to welcome author Daniel Abbott who will be reading from his debut novel The Concrete. About The Concrete: Set on the gritty southeast side of Grand Rapids, Michigan, an impoverished area known for drugs …

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7:00 pm Fiction at Literati: Margaret Bradham Thornton: A Theory of Love @ Literati
Fiction at Literati: Margaret Bradham Thornton: A Theory of Love @ Literati
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is excited to welcome author Margaret Bradham Thornton who will be sharing her latest novel A Theory of Love. About A Theory of Love: A follow-up to her successful debut Charleston and set in the world’s most glamorous …

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7:30 pm The Moth Storyslam: Business @ Greyline
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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7:00 pm Callie Feyen: The Teacher Diaries: Romeo and Juliet @ Literati
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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7:00 pm Jennifer Pharr Davis: The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience @ AADL Multipurpose Room
Jennifer Pharr Davis: The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience @ AADL Multipurpose Room
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This North Carolina-based endurance hiker and motivational speaker reads from her new book, The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience. 7-8:30 p.m., AADL Downtown Multipurpose Rm. Free. 327-4200
7:00 pm Toastmasters Meeting @ Sweetwaters
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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7:00 pm Fiction at Literati: Leah Weiss: If the Creek Don’t Rise @ Literati
Fiction at Literati: Leah Weiss: If the Creek Don’t Rise @ Literati
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is pleased to welcome author Leah Weiss who will be reading and discussing her new novel If the Creek Don‘t Rise. About If the Creek Don’t Rise: In a North Carolina mountain town filled with moonshine and …

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7:00 pm Storytellers Guild: Story Night @ Crazy Wisdom
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    
7:00 pm Rhys Rowen: Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding @ AADL
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.
7:00 pm Rickey Gard Diamond and Barbara Mhangami: Screwnomics @ Literati
Rickey Gard Diamond and Barbara Mhangami: Screwnomics @ Literati
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Literati is thrilled to welcome author Rickey Gard Diamond and activist Barbara Mhangami who will be sharing and discussing the new book Screwnomics: How Our Economy Works Against Women and Real Ways to Make Lasting Change. …

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