Simple Ways to Improve Your Writing, East Library, 5550 N. Union, Thurs., June 26, 6:30 - 9 p.m. Learn to avoid common mistakes and develop effective habits. This refresher course on good writing basics for women is taught by Kathryn Eastburn and Ava Heinrichsdorff. Free; donations accepted by the Mighty Muse Writing Project for Women. Call 262-0810 by June 15 to reserve a seat.
Front Range Fiction Writers, Sand Creek Police Station, 4125 Center Park Dr., Fri., June 20, 6:30 9 p.m. is a publication oriented group focused on networking, programs for fiction writers and hand-on writing exercises. For more, call 332-9442.
Poetry Open Mikes: Third Tuesday of the month at The Coffee Warehouse, 526 S Tejon St., Call 477-1028. Every Sunday 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.
The Mystery Book group . Cheyenne Mountain Branch Library, 1791-D South 8th Street. Third Wed., 2 p.m. Call 633-6278.
Great Books discussion group. Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade, This month: George Washington's Farewell address. Thurs., June 12, 6:45-9 p.m. For more 531-6333, x1206.
Feminine Ink, Barnes and Noble, 795 Citadel Dr. E. Thurs., June 12, 7:15 - 9 p.m. Feminine Ink is a safe place for women to loosen up their writing muscles. The leader supplies prompts for free writing. Bring a pen and notebook. For more, call 719-265-1973.