Terese Svoboda, poet, novelist, journalist, will read from her works at McHugh Commons, 2nd Fl., located at 1090 N. Cascade. Thurs., Nov. 14, 8 p.m.
Russell Martin will read from Picasso's War: The Destruction of Guernica, and the Masterpiece That Changed the World at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Fri., Nov. 15, 5:30 p.m.
Apolo Anton Ohno, Olympic medal winner, will sign A Journey: The Autobiography of Apolo Anton Ohno at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Sat., Nov. 16, 1 p.m.
Rich Tosches will read from Zipping My Fly: Moments in the Life of an American Sportsman at Barnes & Noble 795 Citadel Dr. East. Sat., Nov. 16, 2-3 p.m.
Nature Writing Workshop at Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Blvd. Topics covered include place, using fictional techniques in nonfiction, and the importance of accuracy. To register or for more information, call 254-6963 or firstname.lastname@example.org Free. Sat., Nov. 16 & 23.
Rick Collignon will read from A Santo in the Image of Cristbal Garca at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Tues., Nov. 19, 5:30 p.m.
Colorado Springs Fiction Writers Group meets at Barnes and Noble, Citadel Mall. Call Henri & Hollie Snider at 574-5571. Meets the last Monday of every month, 6 p.m.
Soka Gakkai & David Krieger discuss their dialogue Choose Hope at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Sat., Nov. 23, 3-5 p.m.
Poetry Open Mikes: On Sundays at Organic Earth Caf, 1124 Manitou Ave., 7 p.m. 2 a.m. 685-0986. Every second Wednesday of the month at Utopia Caf, 117 E. Bijou St., 633-1080. Every third Tuesday of the month at Jack Quinn's, 21 S. Tejon St., 385-0766. All start at 8 p.m.
Steele Elementary School's annual book sale at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon. Proceeds will benefit the Steele Library. Sun., Nov. 24, noon to 4 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive, Citadel Mall. Purchase a book gift at 10% discount for children in the community. Fri., Nov. 15 through Sun., Dec. 22. 266-9945.