Bare-Knuckle Poetry, The Underground, 110 N. Nevada. Open mic includes trivia contest and a group poem. Come and read or come and listen. Tues., Feb. 17, 8-11 p.m. Call 477-1028 for more.
The Mystery Book group. Cheyenne Mountain Branch Library, 1791-D South 8th Street. Third Wed., 2 p.m. Call 633-6278. Wed., Feb. 18 topic: your favorite mystery author.
Christian Writers Guild Conference, The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Ave. Writing for the Soul features Anne Graham Lotz and Joni Eareckson Tada. Feb. 19-22. Call 866/495-5177 for more.
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.
"New Thought" Book Club, 790 Sun Burst Vista, Monument. Read and discuss works by modern authors such as Eckhart Tolle and Neale Donald Walsch as well as ancient texts like the Bhagadvad Gita and the teachings of Buddha. Meetings held Wed. evenings through Dec. Call 487-7672 for more.
Women's Poetry Contest. Open, college, high and middle school divisions. Max. three poems on separate sheets with author's name, address, phone, division, e-mail or School/ Language Arts teacher on back of paper. Mail to Margaret Barber, English Dept. CSU-Pueblo, 2200 Bonforte, Pueblo, CO, 81001. Deadline Thurs., Feb. 26, 5 p.m.
Poetry Open Mikes: Call 477-1028. Every Sunday at Organic Earth Caf, 1124 Manitou Ave., 685-0986. All start at 8 p.m.