Progression Session Poetry Slam, Utopia Cafe, 117 E. Bijou, Poetry/Spoken Word competition with cash first prize. Come to compete and qualify for the national competition team. Open-mic begins at 8; slam begins at 9. $1. Wed., March 12, 8 p.m. For more, call 633-1080.
David Keplinger, recent recipient of an NEA artists' grant for poetry, will read from his work at UCCS, Breckenridge Rm. 5101, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free. Thurs., March 20, 7:30 p.m. For more, call 262-4035.
Three Amigos, a reading by Colorado College's Jane Hilberry, David Mason, & Jim Moore, will be held at the McHugh Commons, located in Colorado College's Western Ridge Complex, 920 N. Cascade. Thurs., March 27, 8 p.m. 389-6853.
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.
Nature Writing Workshop, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd, Beulah. More of an informal gathering than an instructional workshop for anyone interested in writing about Nature - poetry, journaling, field sketching, prose, articles. Dress in layers and be ready for the chilly weather. Bring a sack lunch. $12. Sat., March 1, 10 a.m. 2 p.m. 719/485-4444.
Silver Key's Annual Book Fair will be held in the Friendship Room at Silver Key, 2250 Bott Ave. Wed., March 26 though Fri., March 28, 9a.m.-4 p.m. 632-1521.