How to Write a Romance, Author! Author! Bookstore, 5975 N. Academy Blvd., #206. Free. Six local authors talk about what it takes to get published in the romance industry, book-signing follows. Sat., March 20, noon to 2 p.m. Call 277-7323 for more.
Kenn Rodriguez, spoken word artist, The Underground, 110 N. Nevada Ave. $5. Kenn Rodriquez is from Albequerque, and has been featured at many national poetry events. Tues., March 23, 8:30-11 p.m. Call 573-6820 for more.
Heather Gemmen signing, Barnes & Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd. She presents her new book Startling Beauty, her memoir of her journey from rape to restoration. Sat., March 27, 2-4 p.m. Call 266-9960 for more.
George Szirtes reading, McHugh Commons, CC campus, 1090 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6606. Free. Hungarian-English poet, translator and author of An English Apocalypse, The Budapest File and Selected Poems appears. Mon., March 29, 7 p.m.
PPCC Open Mic Night, Downtown Studio Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Free. Featuring Poetry, spoken word and freestyle. Fri., April 2, 7-9 p.m. Call 527-6000 or 540-2506 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.
Knowledge is Power Book Group, Barnes & Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd. This group meets the last Tuesday of every month and concentrates on current affairs, call for book choice. Call 266-9960 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.
Writer's Group, Barnes & Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Dedicated writers hone their skills with exercises, brainstorming and camaraderie. Meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. Call 266-9960 for more.