August might mean back to school, classes, and homework. But this also means you won’t miss any of these amazing literary events! From authors to slam poetry, there are plenty of ways for you to be involved with the literary crowd when you get back to campus.

Aug 1. 8. 15. 22. 29. Shut Up & Write. Come write every Wednesday @Wolverine Farm Letterpress & Publick House, 7-8:30pm. Visit their event calendar for information or RSVP on Meetup.

Aug 3. Fort Collins First Friday Poetry Slam. Share or hear slam poetry the first Friday every month @Bean Cycle starting at 7:30pm. To get a sneak peak at the competition, visit their YouTube page for past performers.

Aug 5. Letter Writing Club. It’s never too late to start writing letters, 2-3pm @Wolverine Farm Letterpress & Publick House. Visit their event for more information.

Aug 6. Discover the Sea Witch with Sarah Henning. Old Firehouse describes this book as “Wicked meets The Little Mermaid.” Reading starts at 6pm @Old Firehouse Books. To order her book or learn about the author, visit the event page.

Aug 7. Ground Control to Jason Heller. What do you get when you combine 70s music, writing, and DJ Heller? Come here Heller read from his new book Strange Stars at 6pm @Old Firehouse Books. Visit their website for more information.

Aug 8. DimeStories. 3-minute open Mic stories @The Forge Publick House, 6:30-8pm. Come share or listen to short stories, follow the event for other upcoming dates!

Aug 11. Get Lost on a Page with David Sharp. He will be reading from his debut novel starting at 1pm @Old Firehouse Books. Order the book online or read a summary here.

Aug 12. The Writer Collective. A great excuse to just sit down and write, 1:30-4pm @Wolverine Farm Letterpress & Publick House. Learn more here.

Aug 13. Dan DeWeese. Join CSU alumni DeWeese for a Book Talk celebrating the release of Gielgud, a book balanced with “humor, anxiety, and tenderness.” The event starts at 6pm @Old Firehouse Books.

Aug 14. No Mistakes Writer’s Workshop. Need a writing boost before the school year starts? This free workshop starts at 6pm @Old Firehouse Books. Follow the event page for more information.

Aug 22. Fighting for Fashion with kelly deVos. She will be reading from her new young adult novel Fat Girl on a Plane starting at 6pm @Old Firehouse Books. Stay updated with the event page.

Aug 26. Slamagadro. Get your best spoken word ready for an open mic @Avogadro’s Number, 7-9:30pm. Open mic happens every last Sunday. Visit their Facebook page for information on all Slamagadro events.

Aug 27. Old Town Book Club. If you’re interested in joining a book club through the public library, they will be announcing their 2018-19 book titles at 6:30pm @Old Town Library. Visit their website for more information.

Aug 29. Drinking from the Trough with Mary Carlson. Hear Carlson read from her memoir about life as a verternarian at 6pm @Old Firehouse Books. Visit the event listing for more information.