Frank Cabot presentation and book signing, Packard Hall on the Colorado College campus, 5 W. Cache La Poudre. Free. Cabot will speak on The Maturing of a Garden and sign copies of his new book, The Greater Perfection. Tues., Oct. 21, 11 a.m.
Kevin J. Anderson book signing, Barnes and Noble, 795 Citadel Drive East. Free. Author of Dune: The Machine Crusade. Tues., Oct. 21, 7-8 p.m.
Teen writing workshop, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Free. Presented by a published high school author. For middle school and high school authors of poetry, short stories and prose. Mon., Oct. 20, 4-5:30 p.m.
Colorado College Visiting Writers Series, Jerome P. McHugh Commons,1090 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Emily Grosholz will read from her work. Thurs., Oct. 16, 7 p.m. Poet Roger Mitchell will read from his works. A book signing will follow the reading.
Booksigning by R.A. Salvatore, Media Play, 7720 N. Academy Blvd. Author of the Hunter's Blades Trilogy and Forgotton Realms novels will sign The Lone Drow. Wed., Oct. 30, 7-9 p.m.
Poetry Open Mikes: Bare-Knuckle Poetry, third Tues. of the month, The Coffee Warehouse, 526 S Tejon St., Call 477-1028. Every Sunday at Organic Earth Caf, 1124 Manitou Ave., 685-0986. All start at 8 p.m.
Progression Session Poetry Slam, The Underground, 110 N. Nevada, Interactive poetry performance competition held the second and fourth Tuesday, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. $2. For more, call (719) 573-6820.