Television producer and author of “The Bohemian Love Diaries,” former Richmonder Slash Coleman (pictured), returns from his New York abode to serve as host for a night of verbal expressions. Joining him are local authors Harry Kollatz Jr., Meg Medina, Virginia Pye and Susann Cokal, who will read, dissect and explain the various inspirations behind their latest literary creations. This is the one performance of the week in which audience participation is essential to making or breaking the evening, so come prepared to join in the discussion — the words will come fast and furious. Otherwise stay at home and read a book. The authors would appreciate it. Literary Mischief takes place Friday, Sept. 20, at Crossroads Art Center. The gabfest begins at 8:30 p.m. Free. crossroadsartcenter.com.