Hazel Higgins and George Douth Book Signing, Blue Spruce Gallery, 205 West Main St., Florence. Higgins will sign My Brother, Eddie, which describes the life of a man born without arms. Douth will sign The Boy who Sleeps with Bears, a children's book about quest for meaning. July 14, 5-7 p.m. Call 784-1339 for more.
Thin Air Poetry Slam and Open Mic, Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 102. Free. July slam, Sat., July 15, 7:30-10 p.m. Call 444-1012 for more.
"The 'W' Plot ... or the Other White Meat for Plotters," Cottonwood Artists' School, 25 Cimino Drive. $10 for non-members. Featuring a writing workshop with Karen Docter to learn the W plotting technique. Sat., July 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit pprw.org to reserve a spot.
Angel Smits Book Signing, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Smits will sign her latest romantic novel, Raging Spirits. Sat., July 15, 7 p.m. Call 266-9960 for more.
Alan Geoffrion Book Signing, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Geoffrion will sign his Western novel, Broken Trail. Sat., July 19, 2 p.m. Call 266-9960 for more.
Eric Schlosser Book Signing Bash and Fundraiser, The Ranch Steakhouse & Market, 575 W. Garden of the Gods Road. $60. The Fast Food Nation author will sign books during an evening of dining and socializing to raise funds for injured packing plant workers. Thurs., July 20, 6 p.m. Call Randy at 593-1955 to make a reservation.
Free Poetry Reading, Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 102. Featuring Denver's Thursday Night Poets. Sat., July 22, 7-9 p.m. Call 200-4268 for more.