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.
Helen Hunt Jackson: A Literary Life, discussion and book signing with author Kate Phillips. Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., Sat., May 17, 2 p.m. 385-5990.
The Mystery Book group . Cheyenne Mountain Branch Library, 1791-D South 8th Street. Third Wed., 2 p.m. May 21 topic: Literary mystery. Call 633-6278.
Great Books discussion group. Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade, This month: Constitutional Amendments. Thurs., May 8, 6:45-8:45 p.m. For more 531-6333, x1206.