Poetry Slams sponsored by the UCCS Campus Literary Arts Society at the Utopia Caf, 117 E. Bijou St., 633-1080. $1 admission goes towards the cash prize. Wed., July 10, 8 p.m.
Great Books Discussion Group meeting on the second Thursday of the month from 6:45 to 9 p.m. at the Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 531-6333 Ext. 1206. On July 11: The Education of Henry Adams, Adams.
Bare Knuckle Poetry Readings at Jack Quinn's, 21 S. Tejon St. Free. On the third Tuesday of each month, from 8 p.m. to midnight. Next reading: July 16.