14th annual Rocky Mountain Storytelling Festival featuring Dennis Freeman, Norma Livo, Bett Kopit and Cassandra Sewell at the Douglas county Events Center, Castle Rock and in Palmer Lake, Colorado. Thurs.-Sat., Aug. 1-3. For information and scheduling of workshops, concerts and more activities, call 800/484-6963 or visit
Out-of-Print and Antiquarian Book Market Seminar with Dr. Richard Weatherford at Colorado College's Gates Common Room in Palmer Hall. RSVP to Kathy Lindeman, 389-6415. Sun., Aug. 4, 7 p.m.
David Wann, co-author of Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic speaking at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St. Free, 635-1195. Wed., Aug. 7, 5:30 p.m.
Voices, Words and Wine: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of a Clue, an outdoor celebration of words including poetry readings by nationally known poets, open mic and cash bar at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Free, 634-5581. Sat., Aug. 10, 4-6 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 Aug. 8: TBA. On Sept. 12: King Lear, Shakespeare. On Oct. 10: On Tragedy, Aristotle. On Nov. 14: The Republic, Plato.
Creating a Nature Journal with Ann Zwinger, part of the Spirit of Nature Workshop Series at the Catamount Institute, Woodland Park. Gourmet lunch served. RSVP to 471-0910. Sat., Aug. 17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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: Aug. 20.
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.