Open mic at the Austin library

Everyone is invited to the Westside Writers reading series that will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Austin library, 5615 W. Race Ave. The work of Anita Davis, Vee Harrison and Orion Meadows will be featured.

Virtual open mic Aug. 20

Schedule your audition for tonight’s session, which is sponsored by The Loretto Hospital. Tonight’s winner will advance to the 2020 Census Factor Finale Show on Sept. 17. Judging the competitors will be George Miller, Loretto’s president and CEO; NBA player Evan Turner; and state Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth.