Joel Brouwer Reading, UCCS' University Center, room 302, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free. Poet Brouwer will read from his work on Thurs., March 2, 7:30 p.m. Call 262-4035 for more.
Stephen Long Signing, Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Free. Long signs inspirational text Level Six Performance on Sat. March 4, 2-4 p.m. Call 266-9945 for more.
John Dicke Signing, Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Free. Dicke signs legal thriller Proof Evident on Fri., March 3, 7 p.m. Call 266-9945 for more.
Exploring Lives and Cultures Reading Group, East Library's Conference Room 2, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Free. Featuring Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts, in celebration of Women's History Month. Fri., March 3, 10-11:30 a.m. Call 535-2646 for more.
Book Sleuth Signings, 2501 W. Colorado Ave., 632-2727. Steve Hockensmith signs Holmes on the Range on Fri., Feb. 24, noon to 2 p.m.
PPCC Open Mike Nights, The Downtown Studio Campus' student commons, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Free. Featuring poetry, spoken word and freestyle. Fri., March 3, April 7, 7-9 p.m. Call 540-2505 or 540-2506 for more.
Colorado College's Visiting Writer Series, featuring 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 is March 1. Call Jaye at 488-3580 for more.