Mother's Day Storytime, Barnes & Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Free. Fri., May 14 and Sat., May 15 at 10:30 a.m. For more call 577-4107.
Poetry Open Mikes: Call 477-1028. Every Sunday at Organic Earth Caf, 1124 Manitou Ave., 685-0986. All start at 8 p.m.
A Taste of the Muse, a poetry and appetizer gathering. Gill Foundation's Gay & Lesbian Fund, 315 E. Costilla. $25. To benefit Mighty Muse Writing Project. Wed., May 19, 6-7 p.m. For more call 867-2102.
Progression Session Poetry Slam, The Underground, 110 N. Nevada. $3-$5. Interactive poetry performance competition held the second and fourth Tuesday, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Featuring Aaron Anstett Tues., May 11, 8-11 p.m. 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.