Modernizing vampire mythology without a cheesy teenage love story, True Blood has been a refreshing TV show. Now you have a chance to meet the lady behind the story. Novelist Charlaine Harris, whose Southern Vampire Mysteries series was the driving force behind True Blood, will be at the Michigan Theater on Monday May 16 to discuss her new book and field questions during a live audience Q&A. Some people view the show as heavily symbolic, and others don’t, so if you’re a big fan, here’s your chance to pick the brain behind all the blood. 7:30pm. $12-$38. 603 E. Liberty St. 734-668-8397. www.michtheater.org.