B.H. Fairchild, award-winning American poet, reading from his works, including The Art of the Lathe and Early Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest. At Colorado College's McHugh Commons 2nd floor, 1090 N. Cascade Ave. Free, 389-6607. Thurs., Sept. 5, 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 Sept. 12: King Lear, Shakespeare. On Oct. 10: On Tragedy, Aristotle. On Nov. 14: The Republic, Plato.
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: Sept. 17.