PPCC Open Mic Night, Downtown Studio campus, student commons, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Free, open to the public. Poetry, spoken word and freestyle. Fri., April 1, 7-9 p.m. and Fri., May 6, 7-9 p.m. Call 540-7617 for more.
Poetry West Workshop, CC's Worner Center rm. 213. Free. Monique Schmidt speaks on Poetry is Everywhere and asks that attendees bring two different types of poetry magazines and writing materials. Sat., April 2, 10 a.m. Call 573-9479 for more.
Raphael Cushnir Talk, Unity Church in the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Rd. Author of Unconditional Bliss and Setting Your Heart On Fire speaks on Sun., April 3, 9 and 11 a.m. Workshop from 2-5 p.m. for $25. Personal sessions also avail. On April 4. Call 471-4556 for more.
Patricia Verdugo Aguirre Talk, CC's Worner Center, Gaylord Hall, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Author of Chile, Pinochet, and the Caravan of Death speaks on Human Rights in Chile: A Theme of Yesterday and Tomorrow. Mon., April 4, 7:30 p.m. Call 389-6607 for more.
PPLD's All Pikes Peak Reads, Penrose Library's Carnegie reading room, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Presentation of the book for this year's All Pikes Peak Reads program. Thurs., April 7, 10:30 a.m. Call Dee at 531-6333 ext. 1200 for more.
Saul Williams, Jack Quinn's 21 S. Tejon St. $5. Award-winning poet, actor, musician Williams reads his poetry on Wed., April 13, 7 p.m. Call 262-3532 for more.
UCCS Poetry Readings, University Center room 307, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free. Poet David Kelpinger reads on Tues., April 12, 7-9 p.m. Creative Writing faculty Ceil Malek, Janet Kenning and Monique Schmidt read on Fri., April 15, 7-9 p.m. Poet Jane Hilberry reads from her new book, Body Painting. Thurs., April 21, 7:30-9 p.m. Call 477-1028 for more.