Today is the last day of August, and while I’m sure that most of us are sad to bid summer goodbye, the beginning of fall doesn’t mean that the fun has to end! As per usual, here are this months’ picks of 10 free writing events in Michigan! To those fretting that this months’ list will be filled with premature Oktoberfest’s and Halloween events, I assure you that there are none featured this month! And as always, if there are any events this month, or next month, that you’ve either gone to or planning on attending, we’d love if you could comment and tell us all about them!
1st – Mitchell State Park – They Call it the Mighty Mac – Cadillac
A good research trip for any writer, this event will feature information about the construction of the Mackinaw Bridge, what it means to Michigan, and a multitude of stories associated with the bridge. The link below will direct you to more information and the location of this awesome event!
8th – Author/Artist David Small Presents: ‘Home After Dark’ – Kalamazoo
David Small will be at “this is a bookstore & Bookbug – An Independant Bookstore for all Ages” for this pre-release event. He will be signing copies of his new book, ‘Home After Dark’. There will be copies available for purchase, but the overall event is free to attend! Visit this events Eventbrite page for more info!
9th – Kerrytown Bookfest – Ann Arbor
The 16th annual Kerrytown Bookfest in Ann Arbor, this event is a celebration of all things books, and will have multiple authors available to answer any and all questions you might have! Visit their Facebook page for more information;
11th – Fiction for Foodies – Niles
The Niles District Library holds Fiction for Foodies every second Tuesday of the month, and what could be better than food and books? This book club features a potluck at every months’ meeting! Click the link to for more information on this book club, and to check out the other book clubs this library features!
12th – Author Talk: Annie Spence – Grand Blanc
Annie Spence, author of ‘Fahrenheit 451: Love and heartbreak in the Stacks’, will be at the Grand Blanc-McFarlen Library to talk about writing her book, stories that she treasures and a variety of other subjects! There will also be the opportunity to get your copy of her book signed! More information through the link!
15th – Oct. 20th – Give and Let go Exhibition – Lowell
Ron and Miriam Pederson present their exhibition, ‘Give and Let go’, a combination of art and poetry. Miriam writes poetry to go with Ron’s welded and painted sculptors! An interesting way to gather ideas about writing your own poetry! This exhibition will be available for viewing starting September 15th, and the last day to view the gallery will be October 20th. Visit the link for more information!
18th – Lansing Young Adult (At Heart) Book Club – Lansing
A brand new book club for those who enjoy reading Young Adult books, this club is having it’s first meeting to decide what books to read while enjoying some good food! Meet great people who enjoy reading the same genre as you! More information on their meetup page;
22nd – Mary Schmidt: Author Meet & Greet – Holland
Mary Schmidt will be available to talk and sign copies of her book; ‘Uncharted Waters: Romance, Adventure, and Advocacy on the Great Lakes’. There will be lots of discussion about the Great Lakes, and other topics featured in the book! View the link for more information!
24th – Self-Publishing 101 with Lisa Howard – Southfield
If you’ve been thinking about publishing your writing, this event is perfect for you! Not only does Lisa Howard have experience with self-publishing, but traditional publishing as well! Here’s the link for more information!
28th – 30th – Festival of the Book – Harbor Springs
I highly recommend going straight to the website for information on this event! There is a huge selection of festivities available from all genres, along with a variety of authors that will be attending!
As always, if you attend any of these events, please comment and tell us about them! Have a great September everyone!