Book Signings at Author, Author! New & Used Books, 5975 N. Academy Blvd at Erindale Square, Karen Fox will sign Cupid's Melody. Pam McCutcheon will sign Belle of the Ball, the first in a three-part historical romance series set in Colorado Springs. Sat., Jan. 11, noon to 2 p.m. For more, call 277-READ.
David & Jeanne Heider will sign from The Encyclopedia of the American Civil War at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St. Free. Wed., Jan. 15, 5:30 p.m. 635-1195.
Steve Jackson will sign his book Lucky Lady about the aircraft carrier Franklin in the Pacific theatre of W.W. II. At the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St. Free. Mon., Jan. 20, 5:30 p.m. 635-1195.
Book Club at Author, Author! New & Used Books, 5975 N Academy Blvd #206, For January, the book selection is Naked in Death, by J.D. Robb. Discussion will include an advance preview of a chapter from the upcoming, The Official Nora Roberts Companion. Feb.'s book will be The Black Echo by Michael Connelly. Tues., Jan. 21, 6:30 8 p.m. For more, call 277-READ.
Deb Accord will sign from Colorado Winter: Activities, Trails, & Tips at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St. Free. Tues., Jan. 21, 5:30 p.m. 635-1195.
Annie Proulx, author of the Pulitzer Prizewinning The Shipping News, will sign her latest novel, That Old Ace in the Hole, at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St. Free. Wed., Jan. 22, 5:30 p.m. 635-1195.
The Art of Conversation with the Independent's Kathryn Eastburn at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Ms. Eastburn will discuss the ins and outs of journalism and some of her Domestic Bliss columns. Sun., Jan. 26, 6:30 p.m. 633-7717.
Colorado's Performance Poetry Festival will begin in Salida. Festival includes wandering troubadours, workshops, open poetry mics, performances and more. Thurs., Jan. 30 to Sun., Feb. 2. For tickets, info, and a brochure, go to www.allonecaravan.com or call 719/221-1588.
Poetry Open Mikes: On Sundays at Organic Earth Caf, 1124 Manitou Ave., 7 p.m. to 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.