Talk English!, various PPLD locations. No registration required. Classes Mon., Tues., Wed. and Thurs. through Oct., Nov. and Dec. Call 531-6333 or visit
www.ppld.org for more.
Colorado College's Visiting Writers Series, all at 7 p.m. Featuring poet David Mason, Thurs., Oct. 21. Call 389-6853 for more.
Book Sleuth Signings, 2501 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 105. Featuring Margaret Coel author of Wife of Moon Tues., Nov. 9, noon to 2 p.m.; Steven F. Havill author of Convenient Disposal Sat., Nov. 13, noon to 2 p.m.; Christine Goff author of Death Takes a Gander Sat., Dec. 11, noon to 2 p.m. Call 632-2727 for more.
Rev. John Shelby Spong Events, Shove Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave. Free. Rev. Spong, author of The Synagogue Context in Which Jesus was First Understood speaks. Fri., Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m. Call 389-6606 for more. He leads workshops on Jesus Sat., Oct. 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. $20. Call 389-6636 for more.
PPLD Friends of the Library Sale, Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd. Fri., Oct. 22, Friends members only can shop and receive a 20% discount from 6-9 p.m. Sat., Oct. 23, sale open to all from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., Oct. 24, from noon to 4 p.m. you can fill grocery bags for $4. Call Marcia at 531-6333 ext. 2460 for more.
Betty Jo Tucker Signing, Tinseltown, 4140 N. Freeway, Pueblo. Author of Confessions of a Movie Addict and Susan Sarandon: A True Maverick signs her books on Sat., Oct. 23, noon to 5 p.m. Call 719/562-9740 for more.
Write the Story of Your Life, Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Rd. $15. Molly Wingate, former writing director of CC facilitates. Topics include kinds of stories to tell, how to release memories, what makes stories interesting and more. Sat., Oct. 30, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Call 473-6184 for more.
National Novel Writing Month, begins Nov. 1. There will be a variety of events in Colorado Springs to celebrate. Visit www.nanowrimo.org and register.
Writers Harvest Benefit Reading, Smokebrush Foundation Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave. $5 and canned goods. Chris Bachelder, Janet Kenning, Jane Hilberry and Jim Ciletti read their poems and all proceeds will be donated to Care and Share. Thurs., Nov. 4, 7 p.m. Call 477-1028 for more.
Open Mic Night at PPCC, Downtown Studio Campus, student commons, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Featuring poetry, spoken word and freestyle. Fri., Nov. 5, Dec. 3, 7-9 p.m. Call 527-6000 or 540-2506 for more.
First Sunday Book Group, First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., rm. 133S. Discussing The Merchant of Venice. Visitors welcome. Sun., Nov. 7, 12:30 p.m. Call 531-6315 for more.
PenWomen's Annual Flash Fiction Contest. $8/entry. A short story of 100 words or less containing the word "heart" or "love". Entries due Feb. 14, 2005. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for full contest information.