Carpinteria Community Library will host Local Authors Open Mic on Saturday, March 25 at 3 p.m. The free event is open to anyone who would like to read their writing aloud or listen to others read aloud. Authors should submit their work in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions should be a maximum of 1,000 words or seven minutes worth of text. Poetry or prose, fiction or nonfiction, all genres of writing are welcome.