Thin Air Poetry Slam and Open Mic, Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., suite 102. Free. Featuring The Original Woman, poet Nitche Ward. Fri., June 23, 8 p.m. Call 444-1012 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.
All Day Writer's Workshop, Cottonwood Artists' School, 25 Cimino Drive. $10-$25. The Pikes Peak Romance Writers present Margie Lawson's "Empowering Characters' Emotions." Sat., June 24, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit pprw.org for more.
"Mary Magdalen: The Most Provocative Woman in the Gospels" Performance and Booksigning, Celebration Conscious Living Store, 2209 W. Colorado Ave. Elizabeth Cunningham will perform part of her new novel The Passion of Mary Magdalen. Mon., June 26, 7 p.m. Call 634-1855 for more.