Colorado College's Visiting Writers Series at CC's McHugh Commons 2nd floor, 1090 N. Cascade Ave., kicks off with 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 on Thurs., Sept. 5, 8 p.m. Followed by: Dana Giola, reading from his works, including Can Poetry Matter? and Interrogations at Noon, on Thurs., Sept. 19th, 8 p.m. Call 389-6607 for more. Free.
Poetry West Workshop led by Jim Ciletti on writing prompts. In Colorado College's Worner Center, NW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free, 573-9479. Sat., Sept. 7.
First Sunday Book Group at First United Methodist Church, meeting in the church parlor, 420 N. Nevada Ave., on the first Sunday of each month at 12:30 p.m. Newcomers welcome. Free, 531-6315. On Sept. 8: To Kill a Mockingbird.
Scribble Scribble Slam, a poetry slam 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. Open reading at 8 p.m., Slam at 9 p.m. Wed., Sept. 11.
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.
Interior design expert signing copies of her book, Lynette Jennings Straight Talk on Decorating, at Barnes and Noble Bookstore, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Sat., Sept. 14, 1-4 p.m.
Two local authors signing their first books at Author, Author! New and Used Books, 5957 N. Academy. Carol Umberger will be signing her award-winning first novel, Circle of Honor. Dawn Smit will be signing Through Spiral Eyes. 277-READ. Sat., Sept. 21, noon.