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Colorado College's Visiting Writers Series, all at 7 p.m. Featuring Demetria Martinez, Thurs., Dec. 9; Nancy Knipe, Andrea Lucard and Jessy Randall, Thurs., Feb. 3; Barry Lopez, Wed., Mar. 2.; Carol Moldaw and Arthur Sze, Mon., Mar. 7.; Stuart Dischell, Thurs., Mar. 31; Terry Tempest Williams, Thurs., Apr. 7; Jenn Habel and Jane Hilberry, Thurs., Apr. 28. Call 389-6853 for more.
Progression Session Poetry Slam, The Mug, 1324 Garden of the Gods Rd. Open mic begins at 8:30 p.m., slam follows. Fri., Dec. 10, 8 p.m. to midnight. Call 660-0540 for more.
Book Sleuth Signings, 2501 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 105. Featuring Christine Goff author of Death Takes a Gander Sat., Dec. 11, noon to 2 p.m. Call 632-2727 for more.
Cripple Creek District Museum Signings, 511 E. Bennett, Cripple Creek. Local authors present and sign their books including Leland Feitz, Celinda Kaelin, Randi Levin, Kathi MacIver, Jan MacKell and Jan Pettit. Sat., Dec. 11, noon to 4 p.m. Call 689-9540 for more.
Richard and Michele Steckel Signing, Dazbog Coffee, 7142 N. Academy Blvd. Co-founders of the Milestone Project (a non-profit created to diminish cultural violence and hatred) sign their book on Sat., Dec. 11, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Call 272-0505 for more.
How to Survive Spiritually in These Times, ECKANKAR Center, 1685 W. Uintah. Free. Book discussion. Sun., Dec. 19, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Call 578-1470 for more.
Old Colorado City Historical Society Signings, The Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St. Featuring Leland Feitz, Jan MacKell and Mary Jane Massey Rust. Refreshments served. Sun., Dec. 19, 2-4 p.m. Call 636-1225 for more.
Unknown Writers' Contest, must be 18 or older and a Colorado resident. Entries are $20 ea. Fiction, poetry and non-fiction categories. Sponsored by the Denver Women's Club Press. Prizes range from $25 to $100. Entries due by Feb. 1, 2005. Call 303/839-1519 or visit
www.denverwomanspressclub.org for more.
PenWomen's Annual Flash Fiction Contest. $8/entry. A short story of 100 words or less containing the word "heart" or "love". Entries due Feb. 14, 2005. E-mail
email@example.com for full contest information.