Hooked on Books Signings, 3918 Maizeland Rd. John Dunning sings The Sign of the Book on Sat., April 30, 3-5:30 p.m. Call 596-1621 for more.
PICK Ralph Waldo Emerson: A Voice for Our Time, DeVry University, 1175 Kelly Johnson Blvd. $30-$36. This course includes a presentation, discussion and reading of selected Emerson works. Wed., May 4, 11, 18, 9 a.m. to noon. Call 633-4991 for more.
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., May 6, 7-9 p.m. Call 540-7617 for more.
Book Sleuth Signings, 2501 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 105, 632-2727. Kathy Brandt signs Dangerous Depths on Sat., May 7, noon to 2 p.m.
Breaking Into Freelance Writing, Holiday Inn Express, 1815 Aeroplaza dr. $49. Learn to sell your articles, stories and personal essays to magazines. Class also covers book proposals, finding an agent and selling greeting cards. Sat., May 7, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 527-8225 for more.
What is a Good Poem? Panel Discussion, CC's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., room 213. Free. Published and award-winning poets Aaron Anslett, Beth Ann Bassein, Lois Hayna, Steve Schroeder and Jane Wampler speak on the panel. Sat., May 7, 10 a.m. Call 573-9479 for more.
Thin Air Poetry Slam, Cedars Lounge, 3125 Sinton Rd. Free. Open to the public, all ages welcome. Every Tuesday, doors open at 7 p.m., slam begins at 7:30 p.m. sharp. Call 573-6820 or visit www.thinairpoetryslam.com for more.