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Poetry West Workshop with Katie Kingston in Colorado College's Worner Center, NW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free, bring writing materials. 389-6607. Sat., April 6, 10 a.m.

Jenny McPhee, author of The Center of All Things, appearing as part of the Visiting Women Writers series at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. In University Center Room 116. Free, 262-3450. Mon., April 8, 4:30-6 p.m.

National Poetry Month Poetry Readings. All readings will be of original work. Interested poets should contact Jim Ciletti at 634-2367. Free, 531-6333 Ext. 1204. At the Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.: Tues. April 9, 7 p.m. At the East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd.: Tues., April 23, 7 p.m.

Terry Ryan signing and discussing The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised Ten Kids on 25 Words or Less at Chinook Bookshop. 210 N. Tejon St. Free, 635-1195. Fri., April 12, 5:30-7 p.m.

A Tribute to Frank Waters in Celebration of His Centennial Year, featuring guest of honor Barbara Waters at the Friends of the Library annual Dinner at the Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. $25-$35, 473-8175. Sat., April 13, 6:15 p.m.

Frannie Rose signing and discussing Fixing Frannie at Chinook Bookshop. 210 N. Tejon St. Free, 635-1195. Sun., April 14, 1 p.m.

John Stauber discussing and signing Trust Us We're the Experts: How Industry Manipulates Science and Gambles with Your Future at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St. Free, 633-1195. Tues., April 16, 5:30 p.m.

Ana Menendez, author of In Cuba I Was a German Shepard at UCCS University Center Room 116, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free, 262-3450. Mon., April 22, 4:30-6 p.m.

Mark Irwin discussing his works, including Quick, Now, Always and White City at Colorado College's Bemis Hall. Free, 389-6607. Thurs., April 25, 8 p.m.

Neal Pollack, humorist and author of The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature in Colorado College's Bemis Hall. Free, 389-6607. Thurs., May 2, 8 p.m.

Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum seeking local authors who have published fiction, nonfiction, short stories or articles related to military or civil aviation or US military operations to be guest speakers. Call the museum at 719/948-9219 or e-mail

pwam@iex.net, or call Jason Unwin at 719/595-9656 or e-mail him at

jbu@ris.net.

Colorado Springs Fiction Writers Group meets at Barnes and Noble, Citadel Mall. Call Henri & Hollie Snider at 574-5571. Meeting the last Monday of every month, 6 p.m.

Vegetarians of Colorado Springs Book Club meeting at the East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Learn about vegetarians from many great authors and their works. For details, call Nan, 388-2176 or visit www.vsc.org.

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