Austin Fictionists

meet twice a month to workshop members' short stories, novel chapters, and personal essays. Send a writing sample of no more than 10,000 words with a brief statement on why you want to join to

Neo-Soul Lounge

NSL is an open mic showcasing music and poetry attracting local, regional as well as national talent. Early arrival is recommended. Thursdays, 9pm-12mid. 11th Street Station, 1050 E. 11th. $6.

www.southflavas.com/neosoul.html, info@southflavas.com

Open Mics

Austin Poetry Slam Tuesdays, 8pm. Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth, 480-9562. Ruta Maya Poetry Tuesdays, 6-9pm. 1209 S. First. Spoken & Heard Sundays, 7-10pm. Kick Butt Coffee, 5775 Airport #725, 454-5425.

Story Circle Network

Nonprofit organization for women, offering monthly reading and writing circles and more, in North, Central, and South Austin.