1st Sunday Literary Group, First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. Discussing A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole, all are welcome. Sun., Feb. 1, 12:30 p.m. Call 531-6315 for more.
Upside-Down Brilliance, Cheyenne Mountain Conference Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Rd. $10-$18. Sponsored by the Renaissance Academy, a presentation by Dr. Linda Silverman on her book Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual Spatial Learner. Wed., Feb. 4, 7-9 p.m. Call 475-2510 for more.
The Center of Attention featuring Ron Morgan, presented by the Broadmoor Garden Club. On Feb. 5, 7-9 p.m., Daffodils Flower Shop, 4651 Centennial Blvd. $35. On Feb. 6, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Garden of the Gods Club's Garden room, 3320 Mesa Rd. $75. RSVP by Feb. 2 at 634-0520.
Freelance Writers Boot Camp, Alamo Corporate Center Annex, 102 S. Tejon. $45. Steven Saint, freelance journalist and former Gazette reporter leads day or inspiration and invigoration for your non-fiction career. Sat., Feb. 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 638-6876 for more.
Poetry Open Mikes: 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.