October is almost here! September’s wrapping up, and everyone is getting ready for Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Oktoberfest and Halloween, but there’s still time for you to get in on some events that are more centered around writing! As per usual, here are ten free events in Michigan that are sure to spark some writing creativity within you!
Sept. 15th – Oct. 20th – Give and Let Go Exhibition – Lowell
While this is a repeat from the September events, this unique exhibition will be going on until the 20th of October! Don’t miss this chance to view an amazing exhibition that features Miriam Pederson’s poems that accompany Ron Pederson’s welded works of art. More information is available through the link!
1st – Grand Blanc Authors Meetup – Grand Blanc
This is a group for authors in and around Grand Blanc who are trying to make a living in publishing, they will be meeting at the Grand Blanc – McFarlen Library on the first! For more information, and to RSVP, click that link!
4th – Author Signing: Heather Havrilesky – Ann Arbor
Heather Havrilesky is the author of four published novels and a number of articles, she will be at the Literati Bookstore to sign copies of her books and chat. This is a great chance to meet her! The link contains more information!
6th – Author Event: A Trail of Michigan Authors – Muskegon
This event will feature over 45 authors from all around Michigan! A very unique event put on by Barnes and Nobles, I doubt you’ll have another chance to meet this many authors in one day again! More information is available through the link!
13th – Indie Author Day Celebration – Lansing
To celebrate National Indie Authors day, Capital Area District Libraries will be holding a panel with authors and the people who make publishing a book a reality at their Downtown Lansing Branch. What an awesome way to celebrate this amazing holiday! Check out the link for more information!
16th – Meet Author Sarah Miller discussing ‘Caroline’ – Dansville
Sarah Miller is a Dansville native, and will be at the Capital Area District libraries Dansville Branch to discuss one of her books, ‘Caroline’. The link for this one is a bit finicky, so here is a direct quote from their website, along with a link to the Cadl website;
Meet Author Sarah Miller (Adults)
Tuesday October 16, 2018 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Our group meets every month for a lively book discussion. This month we welcome the author of our selection–Sarah Miller. Her historical fiction novel Caroline explores the joys and hardships of the American frontier as seen through the eyes of Caroline “Ma” Ingalls, mother of Little House author Laura Ingalls Wilder.
23rd – Grand Rapids Sci-fi Fantasy Book Club – Grand Rapids
This book club loves everything Sci-fi, and welcomes everyone! This month’s book is ‘The Grace of Kings’ by Ken Liu, and is the first book in ‘The Dandelion Dynasty’ Series. See their Meetup page for more info!
24th – Jeffrey Eugenides Author Talk and Book Signing – Detroit
Pages Bookshop and Wayne State University present Jeffrey Eugenides, who will be speaking about his multiple novels and to sign books! To register for this event, and to get more information, check out their Eventbrite page!
27th – Southwest Michigan Writers Conference – Niles
If you’ve been thinking of self-publishing, then this event is perfect for you! This event will feature many authors and professionals that will share their stories, tips and tricks about self-publishing! For more information, and to register, visit the website below!
28th – 1st Annual Grand Traverse Festival of Books – Traverse City
Inspired by the Detroit Festival of Books, this is a brand new event that will be happening for the first time ever! Don’t miss your chance to attend this special occasion! Visit their Meetup page for more information and a link to their website!
If you attend any of these events, make sure you tell us about them by commenting on this article! we’d love to hear all about it!
Have a great October everyone!