Jen Sincero will read and sign her new book, Don't Sleep With Your Drummer, at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Sat., Oct. 26, 4 p.m. Free, call 634-5581 for more.
Book Sale to benefit the Palmer High School Chamber Singers, 2131 N. Weber St. Sat., Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 471-5884.
Used Book Sale, Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr., Monument, $3 per bag. Sat., Oct. 26, 4:30 p.m. 488-2370.
Beth Andrews, L.C.S.W., will discuss and sign her new book, Why Are You So Sad? A Child's Book About Parental Depression at Barnes & Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Sat., Oct. 26, 2-3 p.m.
Darlene Hatcher will be signing Little Eaglet Loses Her Feathers at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon. Sun., Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. 635-1195.
Mighty Muse Writing Project for Women sponsors 2nd annual Telling Truth to Power contest of personal stories of incarceration or discrimination. Poetry or short nonfiction form, submissions no later than Oct. 25. For guidelines and information, call 262-0810.
Jerome Davis hosting open mike poetry at the Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. Wed., Oct. 30, 7 p.m. Free. 268-9951.
Colorado Springs Fiction Writers Group at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 795 Citadel Drive East, 574-5571. www.csdwg.org. Next meeting: Mon., Oct. 28, 6 p.m.