Village Books invites everyone to enjoy local talents as they share their own stories, poems and essays. Published and unpublished writers are encouraged to attend and enjoy a welcoming audience. Bring your written words inspired by our wonderful Whatcom County—or any creative work in progress. Open mic is usually held the last Monday of each month at 7pm in the Readings Gallery. Sign up at our main counter on the first floor or call (360) 671-2626. Laurel Leigh, local writer and teacher, will emcee. Read Laurel's monthly re-caps of the open mic nights, as well as writerly news & updates at www.DearWriters.com.