Come in from the humid air and listen to stories in a spring thunderstorm. Does anything sound better than that tonight?  It’s Common Good’s “Fierce Mosquito (Small But Persistent Prose),” a night of stories read by their writers, who also happen to be filmmakers, performers, chefs, and entrepreneurs.

Hear Julie DuRose tell of true culinary adventures around the world (stingray in Malaysia! Cranberries in the Arctic Circle!) from her memoir, Wake Me for Meal Service while entrepreneur and freelancer John Cosgrove reads his latest work. Mark Ehling will share fiction from his chapbook, building scenes with his filmmaker’s touch, and Ari Hoptman will train his comedic chops on his own written words. The night ends with journalist Jim Leinfelder and documentary filmmaker Karen Taulelle braving the crowd with prose. “The Moth,” this is not; an intimate environment and quiet venue make for a thoughtful, receptive environment.  7 p.m. Free. —EK

Common Good Books, 38 Snelling Ave. S., St. Paul, 651-225-8989,