June First Friday With Pikes Peak Writers, Cottonwood Artists School, 25 Cimino Drive. Free. Laurie Wagner Buyer, Pam McCutcheon and Charles Rush will read from their current works. Fri., June 2, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Call 531-5723 for more.
Harvey L. Hix Poetry Reading and Reception, The Women's Club, 20 Mesa Road. Hix will read from Shadows of Houses, his latest collection. Fri., June 2, 5:15-7 p.m. Poetry West seminar with Hix, Sat., June 3, 10 a.m. at the UCCS Columbine Hall, room 136. Call 573-9479 for more.
Scott R. Stone Discussion and Signing, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Stone will discuss The Snowtear Wars Book 2: The Ice Shadows of Arna. Sat., June 3, 2 p.m. Call 266-9960 for more.
Blue Steak Poetry Open Mic, Rico's Caf and Wine Bar, 322 N. Tejon St. Free. Participate or just listen. Mon., June 5, 7-9 p.m. Call 200-4268 for more.
Springs Writers Free Writing Workshop, Stone Chapel Auditorium, Woodmen Valley Chapel, 280 E. Woodmen Road. Paul McCusker presents on writing effective and believable dialogue. Tues., June 6, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 573-0747 for more.
Adult Great Books Reading & Discussion Group, Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Discussing Saul Bellow's Seize the Day. Thurs., June 8, 6:45-8:45 p.m. Call 531-6333, ext. 1206 for more.
Kathy Brandt Discussion and Signing, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Local author Kathy Brandt will discuss her mystery novel, Under Pressure: An Underwater Investigation. Sat., June 10, 2-4 p.m. Call 266-9960 for more.
Faith Ranoli Book Signing and Workshop, Celebration Conscious Living Store, 2209 W. Colorado Ave. The author of The Mystical Guide to Home Inspection relates 30 years of construction experience from a holistic perspective. Mon., June 12, 7-9 p.m. Workshop with Faith, June 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $80. Call 634-1855 for more.
Christi Cage Discussion and Signing, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Christi Cage will discuss Tried & True: Recipes from Colorado's Cattle Country. Sat., June 17, 2 p.m. Call 266-9960 for more.
Mark Bowden Book Signing, Borders Books, 1710 Briargate Blvd. The author of Black Hawk Down and Killing Pablo presents his new work, Guests of the Ayatollah. Sat., June 24, 7 p.m. Call 266-1600 for more.