Poetry Open Mikes: On Sundays at Organic Earth Caf, 1124 Manitou Ave., 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. 685-0986. Every second Wednesday and fourth Tues. of the month at Utopia Caf, 117 E. Bijou St., $2. 633-1080. Every third Tuesday of the month at Jack Quinn's, 21 S. Tejon St., 385-0766. All start at 8 p.m.
Fiction Book Club at the Cheyenne Mountain Branch Library, 1791-D S. 8th St. Join this free discussion about The Magic of Ordinary Days by Ann Howard Creel; registration is not necessary. For more call 633-6278. Thurs., May 1, 2 p.m. For more, call 633-6278
literary announcementsFlash Fiction Contest sponsored by the National League of American PenWomen. All genres welcome, complete short-short stories of 100 words of less. Cash prizes $15-$60. All entries returned with writing suggestions and help by PenWomen writers. Deadline: Wed., May 7. Entry fee $6 per story. Email for full details and forms: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Common Problems in Writing, Celebration Community Room, 2207 W. Colorado Ave. Local author and editor Hollie Snider presents the first in a series of workshops aimed at helping writers improve their craft. $20. Sat., May 10, 3-5 p.m. For more, call 574-5571.
Breaking Into Freelance Writing,108 E. Cheyenne Rd. Learn how to sell your articles, stories, greeting cards and books. $49. Sat., May 17, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Call 527-8225 or e-mail WendyBurt@aol.com.