COSine Science Fiction Convention, Red Lion Hotel, 314 W. Bijou. $35. Author Barbara Hambly as guest of honor, also Star Trek, Stargate, Star Wars, Andromeda, L5, D&D, and other SciFi and Fantasy topics. Jan. 16-18. Call 522-0484 for more.
Bare-Knuckle Poetry, The Underground, 110 N. Nevada. Free. Open mic, come to read or listen. Tues., Jan. 20, 8 p.m. Call 477-1028 for more.
Poetry West critique session, Room 213, Worner Center on the CC campus. Free. Aaron Anstett will lead the meeting. Bring 20 copies of one of your poems. Open to the public. Sat., Jan. 10, 10 a.m. For more, call 573-9479.
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.