The theme for A Novel Idea is memoir/nonfiction. Gatherings are held 7-9 p.m. at East Main Café (inside Audio Intersection) at 210 E. Main St., Canton. Best-selling authors Lisa Russell, Lynn Garson, Mark Beaver, William Rawlings, Pellom McDaniels and Patricia Holt will read short excerpts from their books. Door prizes. Free and open to the public. Bring your own beverages.