Pikes Peak Branch NLAPW Flash Fiction Contest: write a complete short story in no more than 100 words. Open to all ages and genres. Deadline March 1. Call Jaye at 488-3580 for more.
Jon Horton Signing, Poor Richard's Caf and Wine Bar, 322 N. Tejon St., 630-7723. Horton signs Snuffy Johnson's Cowboy Christmas on Fri., Dec. 9, 5-7 p.m.
Live Naked Poetry, OpticalReverb Gallery, 128 W. Colorado Ave. Free. Come with poetry to read, or just to listen. Wed., Dec. 14, 7-10 p.m. Call 477-1028 for more.
Gwendolyn Bailey Signing, Azure Royal Shop at Colorado Springs Flea Market, 5225 E. Platte Ave. $28 for book. Bailey discusses and signs her book, Mad Medicine: Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center Maltreatment of a Female Veteran on Sat., Dec. 17, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 719/638-1337 for more.
Thin Air Poetry Slam, Cedars Jazz Club, 3125 Sinton Rd. $3. Featuring Don McIver, slam poet. Tues., Dec. 20, 8 p.m. Call 573-6820 for more.
Colorado Sonnet Competition, for sonnets with a Colorado theme. No entry fee, deadline of Jan. 30. Call Jim at 282-0811 for more.