- Exploring Lives & Cultures Reading Group, East Librarys Conference Room 2, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Free. Discuss Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America on Fri., Jan. 6, 10-11:30 a.m. Call 535-2646 for more.
Maggie Sefton Signing, The Mystery Bookstore, 2501 W. Colorado Ave., Sat. Jan. 14, noon to 2 p.m. Free. For more information, call 632-2727.
Colorado College's Visiting Writer Series, featuring Demetria Martinez on Thurs., Feb. 2; Jay Parini on Thurs., Feb. 23; Philip Levine on Thurs., March 9; David Foster Wallace on Thurs., April 6; Chris Bachelder on Mon., April 17; Jim Moore on Thurs., April 27; Peter Matthiessen on Thurs., May 4. All at 7 p.m. Call 389-6853 for more.
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.
Colorado Sonnet Competition, for sonnets with a Colorado theme. No entry fee, deadline of Jan. 30. Call Jim at 282-0811 for more.